Explore and Evaluate Your Options

Once you have identified some majors that you are interested in, explore them further by trying out some of our recommendations listed below. This step requires you to take action.

1. Research the major and potential careers

2. Talk to people involved in that major

  • Visit professors during their office hours
  • Ask departmental advisors questions about the major
  • Meet with a friend or classmate declared in the major

3. Try it out!

  • Enroll in a class
  • Participate in a related AS Club
  • Gain experience in a related volunteer position, internship, or job


The more you know about the majors you are considering, the easier making your decision will become. Noting the pros and cons of potential majors may be helpful to organize your thoughts. You may also start to think about similarities or differences between the majors still in consideration.

Ask Yourself:

  • What are the academic requirements for these majors?
  • How do each of these majors relate to my values and academic strengths?
  • What types of jobs are associated with these particular majors?
  • How long will it take me to graduate if I choose any of these majors?

At this point, you may also want to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center to help you clarify any questions you might have about the requirements and to formulate a plan to explore these in more depth.