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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?

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.