When you're truly interested in a subject, you do better work.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Major
- Take a self-assessment to learn more about your values, skills and interests. What you learn will help you evaluate options and make decisions.
- Complete the Choosing a Major Worksheet (pdf) on the second page of our tip sheet. The worksheet is designed to help you collect helpful information, compare your options and make a decision.
- Meet with your First Year Advisor and Associate Advisor (if applicable) assigned through the Office of the First Year (OFY) to discuss your options and gain advice and guidance.
- Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss majors and career interests.
- Read information provided by the Registrar's Office on Undergraduate Majors and Minors.
- Attend academic department open houses, usually held each spring semester.
The Truth About Majors and Careers
- 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!