Explore Majors & Careers
Our office helps CLA students choose majors and career paths. We offer many services and resources to help you do that—online tools, classes, appointments with career counselors, educational materials, and more!
How to Find the Right Major for You
Are you having a tough time choosing a major? You're not alone! Many students struggle with this, but there are lots of ways to explore majors and pick one that's right for you:
- Browse our What Can I Do With A Major In...? section. It covers every CLA major (more than 60!) and careers you could pursue with that major.
- Take a personality or interest assessment. You'll take these online, then meet with a career counselor to see your results. These help you figure out which majors or career options fit your interests and personality.
- Take our class called Major and Career Exploration (ID 1201). In this 2-credit class, a teacher will help you do in-depth exploration of majors and career options.
- Use the and follow the steps you need to take to declare a major and/or minor program.
- Stop by our Resource Room to browse information about every CLA major, and related career paths. Read on your own, or get help from a friendly Peer Advisor.
What Jobs Are Available to CLA Majors?
Are you wondering whether a CLA major will lead to a good job and a rewarding career path? Check out Career Exploration for help!
Additional Ways to Explore Careers:
- Join the CLA student/alumni LinkedIn group: This is a great way to network with CLA alumni and learn about career options.
- Take our Career Courses: We offer an advanced Career Planning class (ID 3201) and Law School Exploration (ID 3205).
- Take advantage of networking opportunities: CLA provides casual and formal ways for CLA students and CLA alumni to connect.
- Links and Online Resources: Browse some of these websites with information about career options and planning.
- Consider Graduate or Professional School.
- Visit the Learning Abroad Center, which has programs appropriate for every major. You can often take courses that fulfill both liberal education and departmental requirements, allowing you to explore majors and careers in another country.
- Career Resources for Diverse Student Populations: See specialized pages for veterans, GLBT students, international students, multicultural students, and students with disabilities.
- Career Resources for Women: See specialized information and links on the U's Career Development Network website.