Deciding Your Major
How do I decide on a major?
Where do I start?
One way to begin thinking about your major is to engage in self-assessment. This is a great place for you to start.
It's okay if you don't know what you want to major in right away! Take some time to explore classes and maybe knock out a few All-College Requirements. CC's Major Considerations page is also a great place to begin. You have to declare your major by the end of your sophomore year—after that, you can start to pursue potential careers through internships.
One Piece of the Puzzle
Remember, your major often will not correlate directly to a particular career. As a liberal arts student, you gain skills—such as critical thinking and problem solving—that translate into a variety of career fields and will make you marketable for future job opportunities, regardless of your academic major.
If you need advice about what courses to take or the requirements for your major or minor, contact your faculty advisor. If you are interested in health professions, engineering, business, or law, contact the appropriate advisor for more information.
What Can I Do with a Major In...?
Check out Handshake to explore Careers. Also browse Tiger Link to see what CC alumni and family in your interest areas are up to. You should also take a look at our resource, "What Can I Do with a Major In...?", a growing database describing the career paths alumni have taken with popular CC majors.