Choosing a Major
Find guidance and resources to help you choose the right major for your unique interests and goals.
Not sure what major is right for you?
For many entry-level positions, companies search for candidates with good written and oral communication skills, a four-year B.A. or B.S. degree, and almost any liberal arts major. That means if you’re undecided on what your major should be, that’s ok. We’re here to help.
Find your spark.
Finding the right major starts with exploring your unique passions, as well as your career goals. Since you aren’t required to declare a major until your junior year, you can do a lot of this navigating while you’re a student at UJ. Take your first two years to test out classes in different programs and work with our Career Center to discover what jobs suit your interests.
UJ Foundations is a required course for UJ students. Topics include career search, résumé building, study abroad, and experiential education.
There are plenty of online resources available to help you narrow down your interests and decide on a major. To make your research a little easier, our Career Center put together a list of helpful websites:
- What Can I do with This Major? A website that teaches you about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major.
- College Majors 101: Get an in-depth look into different majors through videos and other online publications.
- Focus 2: an online planning system that helps you map out a career path and select the right major area of study. Create an account with your UJ email, and use the registration access code: JC7421
- LinkedIn Salary: See a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location.
- Career Outlook: A magazine that contains information about career opportunities in North Dakota, as well as education requirements and the earning potential within a career field.
- RU Ready North Dakota: An online resource for college preparation and career planning