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 time to talk to your FYP advisor, your FYP mentor, and professors in the departments you're interested in.


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 Requirements & Assessment 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 the healthcare industry, 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.



Want to see all of CC's majors? Check out the Academic Majors list. Want to learn more about how you can get a jump on this work during your sophomore year? Check out the Sophomore Jump program.

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