Choosing a major

We'll help you find a major that works for you.

Regardless of your major, your college degree will demonstrate that you have the skills employers are seeking. You'll learn to think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems strategically. 

First-year college students may still be deciding as they explore possibilities. Here are some tips as you weigh your options.

  • When deciding on a major, talk to other students who are majoring in subjects that interest you
  • Take courses in areas you may be interested in pursuing
  • Talk to faculty about possible career paths. 
  • Explore careers through the Career Center

In many cases, your major does not ultimately decide your career choice. So select a major that interests you, and benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts education.

Career assessments

We administer a self-paced career guidance tool, Focus2, that guides you through an intuitive career and education decision-making model to help you select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions and take action in your career development. Contact Career Services to get started.


Your degree matters

Your degree will show employers that you've invested in your future, regardless of the major you choose. Apply today to get the comprehensive liberal arts education employers are seeking.

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