Choosing a major

When you’re truly interested in a subject, you do better work.


The truth about majors and careers…

We have lots of resources to help you, and we’re always happy to talk through your options together. No matter what you decide, it’s important that you know these facts:

  • Choosing a major does not limit you to only one career choice.
  • Choosing a career does not limit you to only one major.
  • Graduate work does not have to be in the same area as your undergraduate degree.
  • It’s okay to change your mind!


Have fun with major exploration

Choosing a major does not have to be tedious or boring. You can have a little bit of fun before (and maybe even after) you declare a major. Here are some simple activities that you can do by yourself or …

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Choosing a major: Worksheet

Want more resources and advice? Check out our curated page for considering which majors might be right for you.

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5 things to do/not do when supporting your student in finding a major

The arrival of spring means that first year undergraduates are approaching their first opportunity to declare a major. As parents, supporters, mentors or advisors to these students, I want to share a few things to keep in mind as you …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, Career Advising & Training
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How to explore majors

As the major declaration date approaches, many first-year students are nervous about making the decision. This resource by Yan Wu shares some of the great resources on the major exploration process:


Self-assessment is a great way to help you …

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