Major Exploration

Which major is right for me?

Click here to download a Major Exploration checklist

Assess your interests and strengths:

  • What are your interests?
  • What classes do you most enjoy?
  • What kinds of careers do you find fascinating?
  • In what areas do you naturally excel?
  • What are your work-related values (high salary, helping other, working independently or as a team)?
  • What are the external pressures on your major decision (financial, parental, etc)?
  • What do your family and friends think are your greatest strengths?
  • Write down goal and interests and schedule a meeting to meet with your EAC advisor

Gather information about engineering majors:

  • Attend majors fair
  • Read and review the Informational Major Handouts 
  • Meet with the advising offices of the majors you are considering
  • Speak with declared students about the major they are in
  • Look into networking events or shadowing a professional to learn more about career pathways for a major
  • Check out the “Professional Network” tab in Engineering Careers by Symplicity to connect with alumni and learn what they are doing beyond graduation 
  • Attend a Career Fair to speak with recruiters and learn about available positions
  • Attend an ECRC Company Day to speak with recruiters and learn about career opportunities
  • Consider seeking a summer internship after your freshman year
  • Check out engineering magazines in the turnstile outside of the EAC
  • Click here to view Sample Schedules for each engineering major
  • Log in to Engineering Careers by Symplicity to view internships and job postings for each major

Make a plan:          

1.) Identify the major you would like to declare

2.) See if you are eligible to declare

3.) Learn about the declaration process 

4.) Declare