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Guide to Choosing a Major

Choosing a college major and career is an exploratory process that involves careful investigation and responsible decision making. It is important to remember that you are not deciding on a single path for your future nor making decisions that you cannot change at later points in life.

Research on the topic of decision making suggests that you begin this task with a systematic approach (i.e., step-by-step). Before you review the recommended steps please review the "Myths & Realities" of major selection.

Part 1: The Myths and Realities of Choosing a Major

Part 2: Five Steps to a Major Decision
   • Step 1: Assess Yourself
   • Step 2: Gather Information and Explore Options
   • Step 3: Evaluate and Make Your Major Decision
   • Step 4: Take Action
   • Step 5: GO FOR IT! APPLY FOR YOUR MAJOR!

Part 3: Resources on Choosing a Major
   • Recommended Courses to Help You Explore
   • Campus Resources
   • Web Resources
   • Published Helpful Hints