Tips On Choosing a Major
Choosing a major can be nerve-racking, but it doesnt have to be. Here are some nuggets of advice for undergraduates unsure about the major to choose:
- Be practical. The major you choose impacts the course of your career, so its important for your major to correspond to the career youd like to have. If you are an undergraduate whos also unsure about a fitting occupation, you should take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov). The MBTI is a test which gauges your personality type and can help you by suggesting occupations fitting that type. Moreover, it is simple to take and can make out your type with reasonable accuracy. BLS.gov is a good resource for undergraduates, too. The site gives labor statistics for each industry and its jobseekers webpage has a subsection for students about choosing a job fitting your skills.
- Dabble. Colleges recognize that its undergraduates have worries and can be unsure about choosing a major. And so, colleges have general education requirements (B.A./B.S. requirements to take a range of courses in fields not linked to ones major) to give its undergraduates a chance to dabble in a range of studies such as the sciences and humanities. Taking courses you like and ones matching your skills is a sure-fire way to find the major for you.