Major Exploration

Choosing a major is a significant decision in a college student’s academic career. Depending upon your aspirations and interests, you might consider some of 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?
  • Are there opportunities for research, study abroad, and co-curricular opportunities connected to the major’s curriculum?

Start answering these questions and learning about the majors at UConn:

Major Elimination Activity

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 which you have no interest, allowing you to focus only on programs that are real possibilities. To make the most of this resource, be sure to complete BOTH elimination phases.

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The Major Experience

TME is a University-wide program dedicated exclusively to major exploration. Whether you’re completely undecided, comfortably declared, or somewhere in between, it’s best to take the time to examine your options before fully committing to a major.

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Talk to a Career Coach

Bridge the gap between “where you are” and “where you want to be” through the goal-oriented & action-oriented process of career coaching. Meet with a dedicated professional to discuss your academic & career-related plans and get empowered to make decisions & move forward.

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Resources

Identify a Major and Career

Focus 2 can help you choose a major, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions through assessments of your values, …

The Major Experience (TME)

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 …

Majors to Careers

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

Husky Mentor Network for Major Exploration

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

Handshake for Major Exploration

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

UConn Undergraduate Catalog

Review majors, minors, and courses available at UConn.

CT DOL: Labor Market Information

This section of our website is aimed primarily at students, teachers, counselors, parents, and other individuals looking for information on …

Buzzfile

Buzzfile has mapped dozens of  to the specific companies and industries that employ graduates of those majors. Dozens …

Career Communities

Career Communities are industry-focused groups that assist undergraduate and graduate students in narrowing down their career aspirations into manageable and …