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College Major and Career Options

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 31
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Choosing the Right Type of Undergraduate Degree

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These video lessons provide practical advice from professional guidance counselors on how to choose a college major and explore career options. The videos can help you to make an informed decision on your education that is right for your career goals.
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Ch 1. Preparing for a College Education {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44649].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Choosing the Right Type of Undergraduate Degree Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44650].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44650].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What Does a Degree Program Really Entail? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18564].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18564].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Differences Between High School Subjects & College Subjects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18407].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18407].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Career Assessments: Types & Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Find Out if Your Field of Interest is a Match for You Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19894].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19894].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Determine if a Passion is a Hobby or a Potential Career Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18410].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18410].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Evaluating a Career's Cost and Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Determine Your Strengths & Use Them to Choose a College Major Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18408].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18408].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Find Colleges With the Major You Want Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How Majors Can be Different at Different Schools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18568].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18568].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How Should Graduate School Plans Affect Your College Major? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19896].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19896].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Tips for Making Realistic Major Choices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18409].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18409].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - When Should I Declare My Major? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18563].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18563].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - How to Graduate On Time If You Start College as 'Undeclared' Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18565].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18565].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Should You Expect to Change Majors? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - How Much Does Your College Major Affect Your Career? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How to Find College Majors with Best Return On Investment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19895].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19895].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - How to Select a Career-Focused Degree Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19893].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19893].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Supplementing Your Major: Double Majors and Minors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18566].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18566].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - How Can Transfer Credit and Credit by Exam Affect Your Major? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19909].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19909].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - What to Do When Your Major and Career Choice Don't Match Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Careers in the Field of History: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44655].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44655].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Careers in Math: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Careers in the Social Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Careers in the Business Field: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44656].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44656].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Careers in the Law Field: Typical Courses & Degree Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44657].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44657].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Careers in the Engineering Field: Typical Courses & Degrees Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - What Can I Do with a Fine Arts Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Nontraditional Degree Programs and Career Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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