How to Choose a College Major

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Self-assessment is a big part of understanding your personal interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

Understanding what you're good at and what you love to do will help guide you toward your major.

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• Explore different fields and subjects.
• Utilize resources like college websites, academic advisors, college fairs, and online platforms such as College Scorecard.
• Use tools and tests that can help (e.g., career aptitude tests).

Career Opportunities
• Research future job markets.
• Understand the correlation between major and career paths.

Real-World Experience
  • Seek internships, volunteer work, or part-time jobs related to potential majors.
  • Hands-on experience can help inform the decision.

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Evaluate and Compare
  • Compare pros and cons of top choices.
  • Consider factors like program quality, faculty, and resources.

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Make the Decision
  • Narrow down choices based on research and personal insights.
  • Prepare a plan B in case of changes in interest or goals.

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