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Major Considerations

Major Considerations

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If you already have interest in an area of study, start exploring course websites and course descriptions. If you haven't chosen a major yet, you are not alone.

Choosing a major takes careful thought, research and planning, so consider all possibilities. Don't rule out a major just because you're not sure it will lead to a good job. Most majors at Colorado College aren't necessarily designed to prepare you for a specific job, anyway - they're preparing you for the job market. By developing transferable skills such as reading, writing, oral communication, researching, and critical thinking, CC prepares students from a breadth of academic niches for the future.

Begin by asking yourself some difficult questions. It is important to be open-minded as you consider them.

What are your interests?

What are your abilities?

What are your values?

What are your motivations?

What are the realities?

If you are finding it difficult to answer these questions, engage in conversations with your faculty advisor and other professors with whom you share a relationship.


Last updated: 01/27/2021