Ask yourself the following questions to determine your next steps:

  • If there are progression standards, can I meet them? 
  • Do the required classes sound interesting?
  • Do the potential career options sound interesting?

As you're thinking about a potential major or career, here are some factors to consider. 

Admission to the Major 
  • What are the admission and progression requirements for majors, graduate schools, or professional school programs you are considering? 
  • Do you have a competitive application for the program you want to pursue?
  • Do you have time constraints you are trying to work within?
  • Are there deadlines that are dictating when certain decisions need to be made?
  • Does your timeline allow for flexibility?
  • What role does your family play in your decision about majors or careers?
  • What expectations does your family have of you, and how might that impact your decisions about majors or careers?
Level of Education Required
  • Are you willing or able to continue your education if needed for jobs in your chosen career field?
  • How might this impact your current financial situation (e.g. if switching majors, would it take longer to graduate, thus requiring more expenses to cover tuition)?
Now What?
  • If you've made a decision, set goals and put them on your calendar.
  • If you still have unanswered questions, schedule an appointment to identify your concerns and determine what matters to you in terms of majors and careers. 

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