Make sure you know what the educational requirements are for the careers you are considering. Some people think choosing a major and choosing a career are the same thing, when often they are not. Some majors can prepare you for a variety of careers and some majors are career-specific. A career- specific major results in a professional degree, which is tailored for a known career direction. However, even with a professional degree there is the opportunity to further tailor and specialize in an area of interest.
The following information will help you pick and choose a career in your given major:
Bachelor of Arts
- Asian Studies
- Canadian and Island Studies
- Modern Languages
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Theatre Studies
- Women's Studies
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
When choosing a major consider:
- What prerequisites are required?
- What core courses are required to complete this major?
- How many courses are required to complete this major?
Steps to help you choose a major:
- Decide what you want to choose first, your major or your career.
- Evaluate your academic strengths and weaknesses.
- Take a look at all the majors your university offers, and begin by eliminating any of the majors you KNOW you are not interested in pursuing.
- Gather information about the major from the university calendar or a specific department.
- Make sure you know what the educational requirements are for the careers or graduate programs you are considering.
- Ask questions. The more you know, the more informed you'll be when making your decision.
- Remember you can change your mind; most university students will change their major at least once!