Choosing Majors

Some careers require specific majors, others don't. For example, it is unlikely that you will get a job in accounting, if you didn't at least major in a related field and take some accounting classes. On the other hand, if you are considering a career in law you might be surprised to learn of the wide variety of majors that will support that choice.

If you are fairly sure what kind of career you want to go into, don't just make assumptions about what you have to major in. Do some research and find out. We want you to be happy, not only with your ultimate career but with your college experience as well. Don't major in something you dislike just because it seems that it will get you where you want to go in the end.

If you have no idea of what kind of career you would like, don't worry; except for a few specific careers, your major does not necessarily determine the course of the rest of your life. Think about what you are interested in, make a list, then come into our office and see a career counsellor who can help guide you through the process. This is not the one and only turning point in your life, so relax, and use the resources of our center and our campus to help you with your decision-making.

When the time comes for you to graduate, we hope you will be able to look back and know that you learned a great deal and that you have grown as a person as a result of your college experiences. Much of this learning takes place in the context of your academic program. Much also takes place in the greater context of your college experience. What you do when you are not studying will help you to learn more about yourself, gain experience that will help you in the "real world," and provide a foundation to help you gain employment when the time comes. We call this total experience the "mosaic", and here are some elements for your consideration:

Internships and Summer/Part-time Jobs can be a wonderful way to learn about various career fields and job types, as well as gain solid experience. See the Internships section on this Website.

These following links will help you connect majors with careers by providing information on career paths, sample job titles, employment information, and more.