University of Vermont

Choosing a Major: A Worksheet

Answer the following questions, then schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss. For reference purposes, view UVM's list of majors/minors/graduate programs (opens in new window).

List any majors you have considered up to this point:

Which of the majors are you still considering now (this is a tentative list)?

If you're not sure which majors you'd consider,

  • Eliminate any you know you wouldn't choose.
  • Review the course catalogue, highlighting all courses of interest. Look for clusters. Under which majors do they fall? Add these majors to your tentative list above.

Categorize your high school and/or college courses to date as follows (you may list a course in more than one category):

Did well:
Liked a lot:
Didn't like at all:

Do you notice any themes which might point to some good major options (similarities in content, topic, etc.) Add any new ideas to your tentative list above.

What would constitute a good major for you (check any that apply):

  • Is consistent with your academic strengths
  • Offers a lot of courses that sound interesting
  • Provides training for a specific career.
  • Could lead to a number of interesting career directions
  • Other:

What information do you need now to evaluate your tentative list of majors?

Last modified August 28 2012 02:25 PM