It's not unusual for students to change their minds about majors and career paths as they gain educational and practical experience. To help ensure that students make the best choices regarding their major and degree, UF provides guidance, information, and technical assistance. Students should proactively determine their major to obtain the degree that fits them best instead of being forced to select a major due to pending academic deadlines.
There is often little relationship between undergraduate degrees and specific types of employment. A specific major does not guarantee employment in a specific field, nor does a specific major limit employment to a specific field.
Gaining a Better Idea of what to Study
Review the Undergraduate Majors
Students should search for majors that interest them and explore required courses; they should also speak to faculty or advisors in those departments.
Use ONE.UF to Explore Majors by Subject Area, College, or Major
Current students can use Degree Audit/Degree Shopping to discover if coursework they have taken applies toward a given major's requirements. For additional information, students should contact the department offering the degree or the advising office of the appropriate college.
Students can discuss majors and career options with an advisor in the college affiliated with his or her interests.
Students who are considering different majors can review advising suggestions, an exploratory timeline, resources, and tips on choosing a major.
The Career Resource Center (CRC) located on the first floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union helps students make choices about her or his major and career. In addition to providing individual and group career counseling, the CRC library covers everything from accounting to zoology. Many other resources are available through the explore section of their website, including information about career planning and numerous helpful exercises. After a tentative decision is made, the CRC helps students test their choice by participating in externships, internships, co-ops, and career fairs.
Talk to a College or Department Representative
Students should be sure to discuss various academic programs and their potential career implications.
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