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Major Exploration

Resources for Exploring Majors

KU Department Websites-  Provides access to all KU academic departments, descriptions of academic majors and minors, as well as curriculum checksheets and course descriptions. 

KU Major Discovery SeriesThis is a link to the KU Career Development Center website where you can explore KU majors and related career opportunities.

KU Student Organizations- Getting involved in campus organizations may help you to meet and interact with students & faculty with interests similar to your own and also may help you to identify an appropriate major. 

Additional Strategies for Exploring Majors

Read the descriptions of courses offered at KU.  Reading course descriptions may give you valuable insight about majors you are considering or pique your interest in areas you may not have considered.  Click here to log into MyKU.

Get experience through volunteer work, part-time and summer employment which may help you determine the suitability of a particular major.

  • Volunteer Work is a service opportunity which may help you to further develop your leadership and interpersonal skills while cultivating your understanding of citizenship and community.  Volunteer experiences are available in a wide variety of organizations.  If you are interested in teaching, look for opportunities with children, if you are interested in writing, look for opportunities to write or edit.  Visit the KU Community Outreach Center for local opportunities or www.VolunteerMatch.org, IdealistUnited Way of Berks County or The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley for regional and national opportunities. 
  • Summer/ Part-Time Employment allows you to develop marketable skills, gain experience and make new contacts.  Look for opportunities that allow you to apply knowledge and skills related to your career goal.  All employment, even jobs that are not directly related to your major can help you develop communication, leadership, and organizational skills needed in the workplace.  For on-campus and local employment, visit the KU Financial Aid website. Also check out the SummerJobs.com website and Summer Camp employment list.

Get involved in the student clubs and organizations directly related to specific majors and careers. Getting involved in one of these groups may help you to meet and interact with students and faculty with interests similar to your own and also may help you to identify an appropriate major.  Click here for more information about student clubs at KU.