Choosing a Major

Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions that students face while in college. Before deciding on a major students should do research regarding prospective careers.
 
Students should know:

•  The basic functions of the career
•  The level of education necessary for that career
•  Their likes, dislikes, and personality to see if the career would fit you 

The Center for Career & Professional Development at Cheyney University offers services and resources students and Alumni can take advantage of in designing and mapping out career goals. 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides profiles on hundreds of jobs including median salary, entry-level education, as well as other information about the occupation.

Collegeboard provides tips and resources for students in subject areas such as choosing a major, paying for college, and discovering yourself.

Focus 2 is a guide students can use to assist in the career planning process.  It is a tool used to help match each persons unique personal attributes to occupations.

What can I do with this Major offers profiles on 80 different majors within 11 categories.  There is information regarding typical career paths of students associated with majors.  Potential employers that hire students within that major.  Also included are strategies to assist with career opportunities. 

When deciding on a Major students should speak with:

♦  Advisors
♦  Faculty
♦  University College
♦  Guidance & Counseling
♦  Family & Friends

Students should also visit the different departments to find out more information on the Academic degree offerings. Currently, Cheyney University offers 24 undergraduate degrees as well as 4 post graduate degrees. Students wishing to declare their major should fill out the Declaration of Major/Minor---Change of Major/Minor Application and submit it to the appropriate department for processing.