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Choosing a Major

Choosing a major is an important decision. Below is a list of resources that can assist you in choosing a major. Students must declare a major once they have completed 30 credit hours.

Researching Majors Worksheet to help you in exploring a major of your interest.

Informational Interview Questionnaire Explore careers by interviewing professionals from various fields of interest.

O*net Occupational database containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational database that can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

The Strong Interest Inventory Take this career assessment to discover majors and career paths specific to your interests and talents. Free for Shepherd students. Email or call 304-876-5814 for more information.