Exploring Majors at UGA

Having trouble choosing a major? You’re not alone. Many students struggle with deciding on a major, and there are many reasons why. Some of those reasons may include:

  1. A belief that the major you choose will limit or dictate your future career options.
  2. Pressure from family and friends to choose a major they “think” would be good for you.
  3. Concern that you’ll have to attend graduate school if you chose a particular major.

It may just be that you don’t have enough information about the majors offered and the career choices related to them. Let the Career Center help you get to know your options and explore them further using the following resources:

Meet with Your Career Consultant

The UGA Career Center has two career consultants who work specifically with undecided and exploring students. Make an appointment to learn more about how your interests, personality, values, and skills can help you make an informed choice about your major and potential career path.

Attend an Exploring Workshop

All 1st and 2nd year students are encouraged to explore their options by attending a workshop. We offer sessions to show you resources, review career assessments, and identify strategies to assist you in your major exploration. You can review our upcoming Explore Labs and other workshops on our Events page.

Know Your Options

Fill out the Majors Checklist and view our "What Can I Do With A Major In…?"" pages. You can also meet with your academic advisor for course information or schedule options.

Use the Bulletin

Visit bulletin.uga.edu to review course descriptions and required courses for majors that interest you. The bulletin also lists all of the minors and certificates UGA has to offer.

Browse Department Websites and Buildings

Gather more information on majors by visiting department websites, which include information about the major, student opportunities, and alumni and faculty bios. Touring buildings, when feasible, can also help you imagine yourself in the major, and help you decide what will be right for you.

Conduct Career Research

Utilize the following resources to learn more about careers related to majors you are interested in: O*Net Online, My Next Move, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and Candid Career

Get Involved

The UGA Career Center believes that gaining experience is one of the best ways to discover what you like. To discover ways you can gain valuable experience during your time at UGA, check out the some of the following sites; Student Organizations, Center for Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities (CURO), Center for Leadership and Service (CLS), and Handshake