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Course SummaryLet us help you understand what to consider when choosing a major with this engaging guidance course. These lessons and resources were designed by professional guidance counselors to help you research and declare a major that fits your educational and career goals.
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About This Course
Use this course's short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to explore some of the academic majors out there. Our experienced guidance counselors can help you discover which fields of study are the right fit and find out how your choice of major will impact your degree requirements and career options.
Topics of discussion include:
Determining Your Strengths
Let our guidance counselors help you identify a field of study that plays to your strengths, whether they be in math and science or the arts and humanities. We'll show you how to use assessment tests and practical experience as part of this process. We'll also examine the differences between high school and college subjects. Our guidance counselors can help you determine if your personal interests can translate into an academic major or viable career option.
Evaluating Career Options
Explore popular career options for students with fine arts, humanities, engineering, math, science and social science degrees and learn what these programs typically entail. We can also help you identify which majors offer you the most in terms of career flexibility and which majors might give you the best return on your investment.
If you've already set your sights on a particular field of study or career, our guidance counselors also provide you with suggestions for finding internship or job shadowing opportunities and setting up interviews with individuals already working in the field to see if it's the right fit. We'll even help you determine how graduate school might factor into your choice of major and explore the part transfer credit plays in your degree progress.
Declaring a Major
Even after plenty of careful consideration, you might still be uncertain about your program choice. Our guidance counselors show you how to make the most of your first two years of study as an undeclared major and familiarize you with some of the setbacks you might face should you delay declaring a major or decide to change majors. You can also use this course to find schools offering the program you want or weigh your options if your top school choice doesn't have the major you're looking for.
In short, let us provide you with the tools you'll need to assess how degree choice will impact life after college, so you can make an informed decision about your major. We can help you:
- Find a degree that matches your strengths
- Explore your field of interest
- Make realistic major choices
- Use a school's academic resources
- Compare majors at different schools
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