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 - but even before that, you can start to pursue potential careers through internships.

One Piece of the Puzzle

Remember, for most CC students your major may 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. These skills 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 pre-law or pre-health, contact the appropriate advisor in the Advising Hub for more information.

What Can I Do with a Major In...?

There are many ways to see what majors could lead to types of careers. One option would be to see what CC alumni and family in your interest areas are up to on Tiger Link. Consider ways to Develop your Network and ask industry experts questions about your major interests. You can also browse types of roles on Handshake to explore what roles interest you and what majors they recommend for their preferred candidates. Check out the Career Pathway Pages to learn more about types of industries to decide what major would be a good fit for your future plans.



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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