Choosing a College Major
What do you enjoy doing? What are your skills and weaknesses? What skills do you need to strengthen? What do you want from your academic major?
With pre-professional programs such as teaching and nursing, the link between preparation and career is implicit. Some people prefer to have a clear career outcome follow a college degree.
Once you have made some choices for a major/career, look into specific requirements and match them against your skills, abilities, expectations and practical concerns. Does your choice ‘fit’ you?
Based on the work you’ve done learning your personal preferences and abilities and eliminating majors that do not ‘fit’, you should find you have made a short list of programs you want to examine more closely.
Need help choosing a Major? Use our interactive Major Choices Guide. By choosing a phrase below that describes your interests, you will be taken to a new page with links to matching York majors. This guide is designed to be a starting place to explore York College majors.
Some Suggestions for Choosing A Major from the Academic Advisement Center
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