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Find a Major

Choosing a major is an important factor in determining your career. Majors offer focus and structure to your academic experience, as well as interesting courses, research opportunities, and experiential learning. Use the resources below to research, review, and discover the variety of majors, minors, and preprofessional programs available to you.

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Learn about Career Fields and Industries

While some majors link directly to specific career fields, most career fields are open to a variety of majors. Utilize the database resources below, from the UIUC Libraries, to learn about industries that interest you and the job titles associated with them.  

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Connect Your Major to a Career

"What can I do with my major?” is a common question. While majors and careers are related, there is not always a direct link between them. People with a variety of majors do well in the same occupation, and people with the same major work successfully in a variety of careers. Discover what careers and occupations are available in your field of study.

 

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Not certain where to start?

We are here to help. The Career Center offers one-on-one services to help you every step of the way as well as assessments, like EPICS Interest Explorer, to help you clarify your interests. Click on a link below, drop in, or schedule an appointment today!

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