How do I Choose a Major?

Open to Exploration

Exploring majors early on in your academic career helps you find a major that sticks, and gives you more opportunities to be engaged in meaningful academic experiences that can set you on the path for future success.

Discover your Interests, Skills and Values

How does an interest in snowboarding, a drive for helping people, and a desire to protect the environment fit into one major? Learn how your interests, skills, and values connect with possible majors on campus.

Research Majors and Careers

Choosing a major requires making decisions based on solid information from trusted resources. Learn what classes are required for a major or what the day to day looks like for people in various occupations.

Organize and Compare

Once you’ve gathered research on the majors or careers that interest you it is necessary to organize and compare them in a way that matches your learning style.

Narrow Down Options

Narrow your choices by eliminating options that don't fit with your interests, skills, and values.

Declare your Major

After careful self-reflection and comparing the options you are ready to make a choice! Meet with a department advisor in order to declare the major.


Last Updated: 5/24/18