Choosing Your Major Resource Guide
How to choose your major – A step by step guide on making that daunting decision.
Major choices – The major you start with isn’t set in stone. Here’s how one student’s choice of changing her original major affected her life.
Senior Students’ Advice – More words of wisdom from students who have gone before you…
- Ben (fine arts)
- Dana (arts)
- Joyce (business)
- Dave (engineering)
- Chuck (sciences)
- Prem (computing)
- Shermeen (pre-med)
What’s your point? – Choosing a major is only one decision in the grand scheme of your life. Looking at the bigger picture, what’s the point of your life? A look at life purpose, and how to define yours.
Choosing Your Major Resource Links
Major Resource Kits
University of Delaware offers information on career paths, sample job titles, and a short bibliography for various fields of study.
Career Interests Game
A game designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers.
Sample Mini Job Descriptions
From Salary Source. You have to pay for additional information on job descriptions, but these mini job descriptions are free and can give you an idea of key tasks in various occupations.
What Can I Do With a Major In? (from Ashland University)
Compilation of Acrobat PDF files of info sheets include transferrable skills from each discipline, possible career options, sample potential job responsibilites.
What Can I Do With a Major In? (from University of North Carolina)
Info pages include career titles, major skills gained/required, field-specific websites.