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Choosing a Major/Minor

Reaching a decision regarding your major can be a daunting task. Here are a few things to help you along the way.

Who gets to determine your future? You do!

While there are a few careers out there that require specialized education such as engineering, nursing, and accounting, you still get to choose the direction of your career. Your major is just one step in the beginning of your professional journey.

Check out these Tech alumni and the out-of-the-box careers they discovered with their personal talents and their degree:

Logistics Agent, History/Political Science major

Senior Buyer, Spanish major

Human Resources Manager, Speech major

Director of Technology, Graphic Design major

University Librarian, Biology major

Software Developer, Hospitality major

Pursue a major where you will succeed.

You are more likely to do your best in a subject you enjoy studying. This does not necessarily mean you have to pick the less challenging classes, but you should choose a subject that you don't mind studying for four years. Having a better GPA can provide more opportunities for internships and full-time employment after graduation as well!

Do your research.

This is your choice, so take the time to make an educated decision. Think about what you would like to learn and which skills you would like to develop through your courses. It is important to consider your future goals as well as factors like salary and work environment that will turn a career into a good fit for you.

Here are a few ways that you can explore majors in more depth:

If you need to talk to someone about credits or program requirements for your major, please contact the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center to set up an appointment.

Possible majors to consider:

Accounting

Agriculture Business

Agriculture Education

Art

Art Education

Biology

Business Data Analytics

Business Education

Chemistry

Computer Science

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Education

Criminal Justice (AS)

Culinary Management (AAS)

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (AS)

Economics and Finance

Electrical Engineering

Emergency Management

Engineering Physics

English

English Education

Fisheries and Wildlife Science

Foreign Language

Foreign Langue Education

General Studies (AA)

Geology

Graphic Design

Health and Physical Education

Health Information Management

History

Hospitality Administration

Information Systems

Information Technology

Information Technology (AAS)

International Studies

Journalism

Life Science and Earth Science Education

Management and Marketing

Mathematics

Mathematics Education

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Technology

Middle Level Education

Music

Music Education

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Technology (ASNT)

Nursing

Ozark-Ouachita Studies (AS)

Physical Science

Physical Science and Earth Science Education

Physics

Political Science

Professional Studies

Psychology

Public History

Recreation and Park Administration

Rehabilitation Science

Social Studies Education

Sociology

Spanish

Spanish Education

Speech

Speech Education

Speech Theatre

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