Choosing a Major
Explore Your Options
Norman Career Services knows that there are a lot of options out there, and we want to make sure you are confident in making an educated decision about your major. Click here to explore information about the programs offered here at Arkansas Tech.
Do your research
Here are a few resources to help you in your decision process:
Explore potential career options based on specific majors.
O*NET Online allows you to search by career title or area of study to determine the general qualifications as well as daily expectations for specific careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Search this database for profiles of careers, including daily tasks, expected work environment, average salaries, and plans for gaining experience.
- Career One Stop
Look into career and salary information as well as some resume and interview tips.
Search career options by keyword or industry. You can also take a short assessment to explore other fields that may be of interest.
Take all four of the self-assessments through FOCUS 2 and set up an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your options.
Reach out to Tech alumni through this professional social network to ask for insight into how they have used their major.
Read through the academic requirements in the catalog. Take a general education/introductory course in a major you are considering to try it out.
If you need to talk to someone about credits or program requirements for your major, please contact the Academic Advising Center to set up an appointment.
Talk to professors about what you would like to accomplish and how your major might fit in with those goals.
Chat with friends about their classes in a particular major, and ask your family what they think about some of your options.