Students at Majors & Minors Fair

Choosing a major is an important decision that all college students must make and the Career Services is here to help! By utilizing the resources on this page, working one-on-one with a career counselor, and/or participating in one of our Exploratory Career Coaching Groups, you will be equipped with the strategies to decide on a major that works best for your career goals.

Career assessment tools are available to use with the counseling staff when determined to be appropriate. These will help you to identify a possible academic major as well as a career area that might relate to your values, interest, skills and abilities. The instruments that we use include the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.

Choosing a Major Quick Guide

A great resource for getting started in the major selection process

Examine Your Interests, Skills, and Values

Take free assessments in Career Services, and visit the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which provides information about the typical skills, interests, abilities, values and knowledge required for various occupations.

Research Potential Occupations

View the What Can I Do With A Major In_______? Sheetsvisit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information for hundreds of jobs on the following: training and education, earnings, what you do on the job, related occupations and more; shadow professionals; conduct informational interviews; and use the Career Services Resource Center.

Get Involved

Try out different courses; join clubs, organizations and teams on campus; intern and volunteer for experience; or work part-time and summer jobs for experience.

Meet with a Career Coach

Talk one-on-one with a career coach who can help you explore your unique interests, skills, values and options through individual appointments.

Meet with your Academic Advisor

Plan out your semesters/coursework for the major(s) and minor(s) in which you’re interested, while considering any study abroad, internships, and/or graduation plans you have.