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What Are My Options?

Making a Decision

  • Choosing a major can feel overwhelming. Most students don’t know where to start. Begin with self-assessment by thinking about your interests, likes, dislikes, values, traits, and skills.
  • Visit the University of North Alabama’s website, una.edu, for a current list of all possible majors. Make a list of all of the majors that interest you.
  • Visit the Career Center and let a career counselor help you. We offer the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Assessments are not meant for every student. They are not guaranteed to help a student make a decision. However, assessments can be beneficial to students in helping them explore possibilities.
  • Visit “What Can I Do With My Major?”  Research the majors that look appealing to you.
  • Use your University catalog to read about the degree requirements for each major. Read the course descriptions in the back of the catalog.
  • Talk to your family and friends. Ask individuals currently working what he/she likes and dislikes about their current occupation.
  • Visit departments on campus that house majors that interest you and speak to the faculty and staff.
  • Ultimately, you are the only person who can decide on your major and your future career. Know that you are only selecting a starting point and not your final destination.