Selecting a Major


A major is a specific subject area that students specialize in. Typically, between one-third and one-half of the courses you’ll take in college will be in your major or related to it.

At some colleges, you can even:

  • Major in two fields.
  • Have a major and a minor (a specialization that requires fewer courses than a major).
  • Create your own major.

Click on the links below to explore majors.


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Career Exploration

California Colleges


The CaliforniaColleges career section aims to help you identify and prepare for a career that suits your skills, values, interests, and personality.

Research shows that people are happier if they make concrete progress toward their goals. This Career section is designed with that progress in mind. Read, explore and utilize the following sections to help you discover your dreams as well as to determine, pursue, and attain your goals.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

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