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Selecting a Major

A college student’s primary field of study is commonly referred to as a major, and selecting a major should be a thoughtful process. We want you to take time to reflect on your academic goals, values, and abilities. Before reading about and choosing a specific major, take a few minutes to reflect on and answer the following questions: 

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What is your dream job? (If you have one.)
  • What do you see as some of your greatest strengths?
  • If you could spend your time doing anything you want, what would it be?
  • Do you prefer to work on subjects with one definite answer, or subjects that could have multiple correct answers? Why?
  • What kind of an impact do you wish to have on the world?

After answering those questions, and keeping your interests in mind, take a look at our list of offered majors. If you still are unsure on what you wish to study, don’t worry, you are not alone and our staff will be available to help during orientation. You have until the beginning of your junior year to declare a major, and while, about 75% of students select a major by the end of their first year, one of our largest first-year cohorts is the open major.

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