Evaluate Your Options

Now that you have done a self-assessment and explored both majors and careers, it is time to apply what you have learned to your decision process. Consider these recommendations as you narrow your choice and make your selections.

There are numerous myths related to selecting a college major and starting your career. Eliminating the myths can make your decision process less stressful and help you make the decision that is right for you. Learn the truth about these common myths and get one step closer to deciding your major. 

If the amount of information is overwhelming to you, it is time to organize! Consider building a table that allows you to compare majors side-by-side. Often, this type of visual comparison can help reveal a top choice and simplify the decision process.


Consider these questions for each major:

  • What interests me most about this major?
  • What concerns me most?
  • What are the application and graduation requirements?
  • How many credits are required?
  • Is a minor required?
  • Is a practicum, internship or field experience offered?
  • What careers interest me for this major?
  • Is graduate school needed to get the job I want?
  • Add any other considerations important to you

There is no need to go it alone. Advisors in the Warrior Success Center assist students with major and career exploration every day. They can help you navigate through the details to get to what is important. They can even print you a “what if” DARS to help you see how your current coursework would apply to a given major and what else is needed to complete the degree.

Their passion is helping students just like you. So, set up an appointment today. You will be glad you did!