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Choosing a Major

It’s okay to be undecided about choosing a major.

Choosing a major can sometimes be overwhelming. But, it can also be very exciting! If you are undecided about your major and career options you are in good company. 70% of students change their major at least once, most will change majors at least three times before they graduate. And that’s okay.

Take Your Time Choosing a Major

To make an informed decision about a major you should get to know yourself, explore different career options, take a few introductory courses, talk to an academic advisor or someone already working in the field you’re interested in. Choosing a major is a process of self-reflection and discovery that may take a few semesters to figure out.

Some things to consider when choosing a major:

  1. What interests you?
  2. What inspires you?
  3. Is there something you have a passion for?
  4. What are you good at? What skills do you lack?
  5. What do you value about work and life? Security, flexibility or independence?

Contact Us

Advising Services

  • 570-945-8335
  • Email
  • Location: Stop at the circulation desk on the main floor of the Miller Library.

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Let us help you choose a major.

Advising Services is here to help you assess your self-interests, examine your skills and abilities, understand what you value about work, research careers, and match a major to a particular career path. We can help you choose a particular class or minor to explore and help you change your major once you’ve decided.