Major Exploration

Whether you have a major in mind or are exploring your options, choosing a major is a significant decision in the college student’s academic career. Depending upon your aspirations and interests, you might consider the following questions when considering a major:

  • What subjects come naturally to you, and what are you good at doing?
  • What classes do you enjoy and what do you like to study?
  • Do you want to invest time into learning about a certain subject or is it more of a curiosity?
  • What faculty or staff have you connected with?
  • Are there opportunities for research, study abroad, and co-curricular opportunities connected to the major’s curriculum?
  • What are some career possibilities for someone who majored in this subject?

Start answering these questions and learning about the majors at UConn by accessing the resources below.

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It’s often easier to first identify the majors you DON’T want to do. This step gives you the opportunity to eliminate majors in …

The Major Experience (TME) is a University-wide major exploration program, designed to help students explore majors in a holistic, interactive, and intentional manner. TME …

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your major? Are you wondering what students and alumni in …

Connect with UConn alumni & professionals for one-on-one career conversations, including discussing choosing a major, résumé critiques, practice interviews, and …

Review internship and job opportunities posted by employers looking for UConn students. Search out positions connected to majors of interest.

Review majors, minors, and courses available at UConn.

A guided menu of job descriptors, industries, career clusters, in-demand industry locators and more to help you learn about career …

Organize your career goals and develop a plan of action to achieve them with your own career plan.