How do I choose a major?

Our advice is to think about the kinds of things you would like to learn, rather than try to connect your major with a job or a career. If you are able to identify coursework you enjoy, this will often lead to a productive and satisfying major. We know that all liberal arts majors will prepare you for your future. Your choice of major will not determine your career field. Rather the competencies you develop as a college student and the experiences you accumulate will lead you to positions in a wide variety of careers.

Plan to meet with your advisor often as you are exploring different majors and careers.

For each major offered at Ualbany, we have developed a MAP that details the courses required for that major, and any necessary minor, general education and elective courses. Use the MAP as your starting point in planning your education.

MAPS (Major Academic Pathways)