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Choosing a Major

Choosing a major can be stressful with so many choices. There are 3 concrete steps that you can take to simplify the process:

  1. Know what employers and graduate/professional schools care about:
    1. Skills: Many employers are “major agnostic”: they are not looking for a specific major but rather transferable skills
    2. Academic achievement: major in a field that you are interested in to maximize your performance in that major
    3. Experience: gain experience through internships, student groups, and class projects to show employers that you have used your skills successfully
  2. Narrow down your possibilities
  3. Use the following ideas/resources to gather information about majors:

Research Careers by Major

Explore Major Requirements

"Sample" Majors

I still can’t pick, what do I do?