Picking a major

There are those who decided they’d be pre-med in the fifth grade. Then there are the rest of us. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about deciding on a major, we’re here to help. With some guided discovery and reflection, you can learn how to connect your interests and talents to a major and a career.

Ask yourself these questions

  • What classes do I enjoy?
  • What are my interests?
  • What skills do I have?
  • What skills would I like to learn?
  • Do I have a career in mind?
  • Will this potential major allow me to add value to the career I have in mind?

Use these tools


Students may find it helpful to start by meeting one-on-one with their career advisor. We like to get to know your unique needs and help you facilitate the discovery process as well as provide you with helpful resources.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Success
907 Floyd Avenue, Room 143
Box 842007
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2007

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