Is there a specific major I have to select for a particular career goal? It depends......
For example, if you want to be an accountant, major in accounting; if you want to be a nurse, pursue a nursing degree. However, many careers, do not require any specific major, but do require a bachelor's degree.
How do you know if your career requires a certain major?
- Read up on the job qualification using Sigi3 or Career Cruising
- Research on Blugold Career Network - read profiles of alumni to see what majors they had before going into their career
- Read job postings on Blugold Career Link or Idealist.org to learn what majors employers are looking for
- Meet with a career counselor or academic advisor
- Conduct an informational interview with persons in your chosen career ask them which major they had and if they recommend a major for their career
Once you know the background of people who have gone into your chosen career, select the option that best fits you and take the next step:
- I can do any major and I'm still confused
- There are several possible majors, how do I choose?
- I've decided on a major