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:

What Can I Do With This Major?

Explore potential career options based on specific majors.

  • O*NET
    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.
My Next Move

Search career options by keyword or industry. You can also take a short assessment to explore other fields that may be of interest.

FOCUS 2

Take all four of the self-assessments through FOCUS 2 and set up an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your options.

Make an Appointment

LinkedIn

Reach out to Tech alumni through this professional social network to ask for insight into how they have used their major.

Catalog/Coursework

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.

Faculty

Talk to professors about what you would like to accomplish and how your major might fit in with those goals.

Family/Friends

Chat with friends about their classes in a particular major, and ask your family what they think about some of your options.

Possible majors to consider: