Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major


Mention that you are planning to go to college and one of the first questions friends, teachers, neighbors, parents and other relatives will ask you after

Choosing a major field of study can be a difficult decision, and today's college students are encouraged to weigh several factors before choosing an area of focus for a four-year degree program. Important major considerations include overall program cost, salary expectations, employment rates for employees in the field and advanced degree opportunities. Ultimately, students must decide which field will offer the best return-on-investment, or ROI, for their postsecondary education.

This comprehensive guide uses measured student outcomes, job market statistics and other higher education data to explore the various benefits and drawbacks of the nation's most popular undergraduate major subjects. Our goal is to provide a helpful resource for students who are unsure about which major is the best choice for them financially, professionally and personally.

Where are you going to go to college?

What are you going to major in?" You may be wondering,

What exactly is a major?" and "How do I decide?"

  •  The following is a list of frequently asked questions about college majors that should help reduce some of the confusion. 

Choosing a major

 What is a major?

 When do I need to choose a major?

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