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Choosing a Major: Chapter Summary
Settling on a major can be a difficult decision to make, but the right information can make it a lot easier. Let our qualified guidance counselors and academic advisors show you which courses and careers are typically associated with different majors so you can decide which major is best for your career goals and abilities. This chapter will cover topics such as:
Courses and careers for various majors
You have a career goal in mind, but aren't sure which majors will help you reach your goal. Or maybe you have a major in mind, but aren't sure if you'd find it enjoyable. We'll go over the typical courses found in humanities, fine arts, engineering, math, science and social science majors, as well as introduce you to the types of careers that these majors prepare you for.
Nontraditional degree programs and careers
If you aren't the typical fresh-out-of-high-school college student, what degree options are available to you? Our experienced guidance counselors will introduce you to degree programs designed for nontraditional students and the career options associated with them.
Law and medical school requirements
You're interested in attending law or medical school, but it's a long journey. Where do you begin? Our lessons will provide you with strategies for preparing for law or medical school. Learn which classes and majors are recommended or required to equip you with the skills you need for professional school.
1. What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers
The field of Humanities is a broad field of human interest studies. There are many different directions students of the humanities can take when searching for careers after graduation.
2. What Can I Do with a Fine Arts Degree? - Typical Courses & Careers
This lesson will review different majors within a fine arts degree program. In addition to majors available, possible careers in the fine arts will also be investigated.
3. Careers in the Engineering Field: Typical Courses & Degrees
While there are many different fields of engineering, they all focus on design, development, and manufacturing. This lesson covers the details of many different types of engineering.
4. Careers in Math: Typical Courses & Degrees
This lesson will introduce students who are considering a major in mathematics to the types of degrees available. Careers stemming from mathematics degrees will also be discussed.
5. Careers in the Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees
Natural sciences use the scientific method to investigate concepts and ideas. This lesson will review the many types of career options and coursework a student of science can expect.
6. Careers in the Social Sciences: Typical Courses & Degrees
Students interested in pursuing social sciences degrees will benefit from this lesson. We define social science, discuss typical courses, and identify common majors and possible careers related to the degree.
7. Nontraditional Degree Programs and Career Options
Nontraditional degree programs are programs that do not follow traditional degree paths or concepts. This lessons covers three nontraditional degree options, their coursework and possible careers associated with each.
8. How to Prepare for Law School
If you're thinking of applying to law school, don't worry; while there is not one proven method, there are many different successful approaches to achieve that goal. This lesson discusses ways to prepare for the possibility of law school, including picking coursework, participating in extracurricular activities and taking the LSAT.
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