How to Choose a Major

Although many new students are firmly decided on their major, many others begin their UMUC studies without a definite major or career path in mind. Choosing from many different majors can be a tough decision. In fact, "Which major should I choose?" is one of the most common questions that students ask their UMUC advisors. If you are undecided, consider using the following steps to identify the best major for you. Remember to consult with your own advisor before making a final decision.

The Decision-Making Process

  1. Assess Your Goals, Interests, and Strengths

  2. Research Your Careers and Majors of Interest

  3. Decide Among Your Best Options

  4. Put Your Plan Into Action

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