Career & Major Exploration

Have you ever thought that your choice in major will dictate your future career options? Or that you are the only one who is unsure about your major choice? You’re not alone! According to (XYZ), 70% of students change their major, and nearly 40% of students come into college still deciding on what to major in!

With so many majors to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Check out the self-guided tips, tricks, and tools below to get started!

Self-Reflection Exploration

According to the Career Development Model, getting to know yourself is the first step in figuring out what you want to do in life. Start here for a variety of questions centered around exploring your strengths and passions. Learn More

Back to Basics – A Major and Career Exploration Exercise

In this three-step process, uncover what a major at UCCS entails, explore what pathways and specializations you can pursue with a major, and find out what roles and occupations look like within a major.

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TypeFocus7 Career Assessment

Assessments can be a good way to kickstart the exploration process. Based on the work of C. G. Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst, this career assessment takes students through questions about their personality, values, and interests. Once done, the results are filtered into a variety of majors at UCCS and occupations in the professional world that are relevant to one’s assessment responses.

Click here to get started! *Register with your email, and complete steps 1 and 2 before connecting with a Career Exploration Coach to walk through your results

Designing Your Life

Adapted from the New York Times bestselling book, Designing Your Life, work through a variety of exercises to uncover and map out ideas bubbling underneath the surface. Learn More

The Roadtrip Nation Experience Course

Whether your future feels uncharted, or you have a clear view of your goals, this project-based course will help you discover your interests, explore career possibilities, and talk to someone you admire about how they found their path—so you can discover yours. Click here to start!

UCCS Majors

Curious about the different majors at UCCS? Want to know more about the classes you’d be taking? Wondering what minoring and certificate options available to you? Check out the UCCS Course Catalogue and Degree Finder for more information!

What Can I Do With This Major?

Explore What Can I Do With This Major to discover the multitude of pathways your major(s)/minor(s) can take you, including a variety of areas, employers, concentrations, and specializations you can pursue within each major.

Zippia – The Major and Career Expert

Check out Zippia: The Career (and Major) Expert for continued exploration around tangible roles and occupations you could go down, including the top 50 jobs, resume overviews, and salary insights.

Advice & News

Student Resources

Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue talks about the importance of trying new things.