Major Exploration

Declaring your major can be a challenge. Below are a few tips and resources to use when  when exploring different options.

Interests and Passions. Understanding your interests, values, and strengths is crucial when choosing a major. Take time and think about what you enjoy studying and your extracurricular involvement.

Research Opportunities. Explore all interests and possibilities. Browsing through the course catalog is a wonderful way to gain insight into the prerequisites and requirements needed for different majors.

Talk to Professors.  Schedule an appointment or visit office hours to learn more about a specific major or program. Be sure to have questions ready to ask the faculty member during your meeting such as:

  • What classes must I take with this major?
  • What type of student organizations are associate with this major?
  • Are there extra requirements associated with this major?

Pursue your Passion. Why not choose a major you actually enjoy studying? When you choose a major you feel passionate about, you are more likely to be fully engaged with the material you are learning.

What Can I Do With This Major. Whether choosing a major or career, What Can I Do With This Major is a wonderful online resource to use when exploring different interests and career options.

What Can I Do With A Major In. Sponsored by the Career Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, this informational site provides insight into different career opportunities associated with academic majors.