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Majors and Careers

Trouble Choosing A Major?

student seeking major exploration coaching
Dr. Crynes exploring majors with a student

Need help deciding on a major that fits your interests, skills and career goals? Using our interest assessment tests and expert knowledge of OU majors and careers, our Major Exploration Coaches will help you discover your options and decide on an academic major.  Finding and declaring a major should be a thoughtful process and we offer a variety of free resources to help:

  • Free, online and in-office career assessments
  • Worksheets for identifying interests, values, and skills
  • Knowledge of helpful online resources
  • Walk-in and by-appointment Major Coaching to:
    • Interpret assessment outcomes
    • Identify academic and occupational relationships (which majors lead to which jobs)
    • Discuss decision-making influences (e.g. what’s holding you back?)
  • Seminars and presentations for your student groups or organizations
  • Annual Majors/Minors Fair

Book an appointment with a Major Exploration Coaches at, in Cate Center 4 (rooms 382, 383, 385), by phone at 405.325.2944, or email at


Major Exploration Coaches

Stephen Crynes, Director of the Assessment Center

Dr. Stephen Crynes

Director of the Center for Major Exploration
Stephen has a B.A. in History, M.ED in Student Affairs and a PhD in Higher Education Administration. He worked in both the non-profit and corporate world before returning to the world of Higher Education. Stephen is also an instructor for the Gateway to College Learning, Strategies for Success, and Explore Sooner courses.

Jamie Farmer

Jamie Steele

Major Exploration Coach
Jamie got her Bachelor's degree from OU in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. After gaining experience and wisdom from the business world, Jamie returned to OU to complete her Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education in May 2012. She is also an instructor for Gateway to College Learning and Explore Sooner courses.

Dustye Bailey

MajorExploration Coach
Department: Center for Major Exploration

Education: B.A., English Literature and Cultural Studies - University of Oklahoma
Graduate Certificate in Human Relations- University of Oklahoma


Phone: 405.325.2738
Location: Cate Center 4, room 385

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