Deciding on a Major
Most employers want employees the skills/experience to get the job done. The exact college major is often, but not always, secondary in importance to having the right skills for the job.
- Explore your options. Search for majors at the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) on ASSIST: Explore Majors by discipline, major, or campus. You can also link to campus departments for most majors. UC Transfer also includes a section on choosing a major and campus for the UC system.
- Select a major that interests you. Choosing a major where most of the required courses interests you will usually point you in a direction towards success. You will be in a better position to compete in the labor market if your educational and career choices suit your interests, strengths/skills, and personal values. You may research required courses for majors in college catalogs in the LPC Career Transfer Center or online.
- Research college majors most common to your initial career choice. While some professions require a particular college major, many careers do not. Many people work in jobs that don’t seem directly related to their college majors.
- Missing Major.com --Complete a personal profile, link to information to help identify your major
- Bay Area Career Guide --
- Career and Technical Programs at 26 Bay Area Community Colleges
- Take a SURVEY to see how your interests match programs
- EUREKA -- An career "micro skills" assessment, career information, and college program site.
- Contact the LPC Career Transfer Center to gain full access to this useful site.
- California Colleges.edu -- College planning site with free career assessment tests.
- What Can I Do with this Major? (Select the PDF file for the majors that interests you)
- UC Berkeley Career Center
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington Career Services : What Can I Do with a Major In?
- Monster TRAK Career Advice