Choosing a Major
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:
- A belief that the major you choose will dictate your future career options.
- Pressure from family and friends to choose a major they “think” would be good for you.
- 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. So, what are you to do?
Never fear, the Career Center is here to help you! We believe that in order to figure out what you want to do in life, you need to know who you are first. That’s why the Career Center takes a comprehensive approach in helping you choose a major.
We think that it’s important for you to be aware of your personality, interests, values, and skills in order to find the major that best fits you. Use a variety of assessments to help you gain personal awareness. In addition to learning about your major, it's also necessary to be knowledgeable about how your choice of major relates to your potential career options. Take a look below and see what we mean!
Choosing a major takes time and involves research. Check out the Career Center's suggestions for developing a four year plan.
When do I have to choose a major?
- The sooner, the better
- If you came to UGA having already earned college credits, start searching NOW
- When you have earned 60 or more credit hours
What are the choices?
- See the Checklist of Majors
How do I start the process of choosing my major?