Undecided About A Major?

Here are some tips to finding the right major for you.

  • Selecting a major based on what other well-meaning people desire for you is not always a good idea.
  • Do not randomly declare a major.
  • Research majors by reliable labor market web sources.
  • Speak with someone who actually works in the field(s) of interest.
  • Talk to other students already in desired program to obtain perspective of their coursework they are already studying within the major(s) you are considering.
  • Consider future employment trends, not just what careers are hot today. To view employment trends for Tennessee go to: www.jobs4tn.gov
  • Talk to instructors, deans, division personnel in the division that offers the major(s) you are considering.
  • Know which type of degree you are seeking (AA, AS, AAS, AST, or Technical Certificates are offered at Columbia State Community College) To view Columbia State Community College Programs go to: Catalog and Student Handbook for catalog and fliers.
  • Consider academic subjects which interests you and where you have a history of achievement.
  • Speak with your assigned faculty advisor and other professional advisors in your area(s) of interest.
  • Gather the facts from workforce professionals when deciding your career direction.
  • Explore many options! This process requires plenty of self-research in responsibly planning your own education and career future!                                                                                  

Other Sources to Research College Majors www.mymajors.com/list-of-college-majors.


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