Exploring Majors On Your Own
In researching Majors on your own, the first step is to Find Your Passion. Ask yourself, "If I could do anything in the world, what would it be?" This is your life, and whatever you choose to do, you will be doing a lot of it. You can do something that makes you happy just as easily as you can do something that makes you miserable. If you like your major, you are more likely to graduate.
Most of the time there is not a specific major that matches exactly with what you envision for your career. However, by following the steps below, you can begin to narrow your search.
- If the class titles sound interesting, review the Course Descriptions for the classes listed on the checksheet. Remember that all Majors are going to include classes that do not particularly grab your interest; but if the majority of the classes sound interesting, keep the Major on your list. If the majority of the classes do not capture your interest, cross that Major off your list and move on.
Finally, it is important to know that employers say that if they want a specific skill set such as Accounting, Engineering, or Architecture, they will hire for that skill set. Otherwise, they are looking for students who have a well-rounded education and want to continue to learn. The most important quality they look for is "finishing what you start," which is indicated by a bachelor's degree.
If you still are having difficulty narrowing your passion and interest areas, please make an appointment with the Major Exploration office.