Choosing a Major
Choosing a major is a decision-making process that takes time. It can be a daunting prospect, but with the information provided on these pages, our hope is that it will become much easier. It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. Check out the Major to Career portion of our website and you will see that not all language majors are teachers, not all biology majors are laboratory researchers, not all political science majors are lawyers. By and large, with a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path. For you to be marketable to employers when you begin your job search, it is more important to have relevant experiences (such as internships) and to have developed the skills necessary to be successful in that field.
If you would like to talk with a Career Counselor about choosing a major, feel free to call the Career Center at ext. 1740 to set up an appointment.
Steps to Take in Choosing a Major – A list of seven steps every student should take prior to declaring a major.
Major to Career – The Major to Career portion of our website provides career-related pages for all majors (and many of the minors and concentrations) at Dickinson, which will help you learn what alumni with those majors are doing now, the skills you will acquire, the variety of careers available to you, and web links for more career information.