Choosing a College Major

Stressed about choosing a major? Does everyone else seem to have been born knowing their life direction, while you can’t commit to a course of study? Facts show that most college students change majors at least once in the course of their undergraduate careers. Some students change majors multiple times. While students change directions for many reasons, the best choices for majors are based on research and take time. You can think about it as doing homework….for yourself! YOU CAN FIND STEPS TO FOLLOW TO HELP YOU CHOOSE A MAJOR ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES…

Step 1: Begin by finding out about yourself: your interests, your abilities, your values.

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?

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Step 2: Research career options and explore the links between majors and jobs.

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.

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Step 3: Major/Career choices and the Personal Fit

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?

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Step 4: Narrow your choices

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.

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York Major Choices Guide

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.

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Suggestions for Choosing A Major

Some Suggestions for Choosing A Major from the Academic Advisement Center

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Five Myths about College Majors

Academic Advisement Center Five Myths about College Majors

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