Now that you have completed your self assessment and have knowledge of your interests skills and values, it is time to explore what major options you have at Rutgers-Camden.
To start this exploration, follow the icons on the left. These exercises will introduce you to the academic departments and majors at Ruters-Camden along with what career options you might have with the majors you are exploring. We will also try to dispell for you some of the myths associated with choosing a major. Finally, the Major Worksheet will help you narrow down your options to and prepare you to make a decision.
"My friend told me..."
Here we have tried to debunk some of the common myths students have about majors and to help you become a more informed decision maker.
"Choosing a major is the same as choosing a career and the decision I make now, I will be stuck with for the rest of my life."
Just for fun, check out this Celebrity majors quiz.
Also, studies show that the average working American will have three to five careers and between 10 to 12 jobs during his or her lifetime. As a result, 10 years after graduation, most people are working in careers that are not directly related to their college major.
"I have a lot of interests, if I choose one major, I have to give up my other interests."
"Job Market demand is the best way to determine a major."
While it is always wise to look a the outlook of career you are considering, the market can be unpredictable and what is hot today may not be hot tomorrow.
"There is nothing you can do with a liberal arts major."
In a longitudinal study conducted at AT&T, employees with either a humanities or social sciences background were found to be stronger than engineering majors and similar to business majors in administrative skills and motivation for advancement. Furthermore, graduates from these areas demonstrated the strongest interpersonal skills.
"My major will limit my choice for graduate or professional school."
Explore what you can do with a major in ... by visiting the following Rutgers websites or research careers using the Career Center Library
"Careers Opportunites in..."
Alumni Career Network
Career Resource Library
At this point there are probably hundreds of questions bouncing around your head. What classes do I have to take to be an English major? What does it take to be a Computer Science major? How do I get into the School of Business? Don't make a decision without talking to the right people. The best way to find out about a specific major is to set up a meeting with the Chairperson of that department or a department faculty member. Below you will find a list of questions you can ask the faculty member at your meeting and links to School of Business and the departments in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Back to Step 1: Self Assessment
Proceed to Step 3: Making a Major Decision