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Choosing a Major   Tags: careers, careers general, college to career, majors  

Still trying to figure out what to major in? Use the resources in this guide to explore your options.
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Take a Test to Find Your Ideal Major

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There are many tools that can help you to decide on your ideal major.  Try some of the tests in this box to help discover the major that's right for you!

  • MyMajors: College Major Quiz
    From the College Board, a quiz that will help you to discover the top major and career that appear to fit you best.
  • College Major Quiz
    This quiz is designed to help you think about the college majors that are available to you. It will also make you think about your own personality traits and how they may fit well within different areas of study.
  • What Should You Major In?
    Whether you’re applying to colleges, already enrolled, or just curious about going back to school, there’s one very important question you’ll have to face: What’s your major? Want to find the perfect type of major for your personality? Go for it!
  • Personality and Careers
    There are a variety of methods one can use to determine which major/career to pursue in college. This page from Wayne State College uses information based on your personality type to offer a method for clarifying your decision on a major that will lead to a satisfying career.
  • Career and Personality Tests
    From Penn State, this page includes links to a number of personality tests that can help you to identify your ideal major.

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