Great Website for Exploring College Majors

Today I’m sharing a great resource for students, who want to learn more about college majors and their career paths – College Majors 101.

I’d urge everybody to spend some time on this website, which is stuffed with valuable information about college majors as diverse as biology and engineering to video game design and dance. This is one of my absolute favorite college websites.

The goal of this website is to teach students about a variety of college majors so they can make informed college and career choices.  How does College Majors 101 accomplish this? By providing information on the following categories for each college major featured on the website:

  • In-depth description of the major
  • Employers which hire within the major
  • Accredited schools that provide the major
  • News articles pertinent to the major
  • Publications related to the major
  • Students competitions
  • Relevant student associations
  • Recruiting opportunities

College Major Channels

Each college major has a channel that includes links to all the above information. This is what a section of the Environmental Science channel looks like.

 

College Major Videos

For each major, students can look at videos developed by colleges and universities that discuss what the major entails and/or focuses on activities of students in that major.

On the environmental science channel, for instance, I found a video from Michigan State that discusses the green roof research being conducted there. I also watched a video from a professor at Wayne State University, who shared how he ended up in this field and a student at Endicott College talked about his experiences.

As I said before, this is a tremendous site and I hope you take advantage of it.

In case you missed them, here are my recent blog posts on college majors:

What Colleges Offer the Right Majors?

Popular College Majors With the Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rates

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution and Shrinking the Cost of College, a financial workbook. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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One Response to Great Website for Exploring College Majors

  1. lana January 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I loved this article. My nephew is a Sr. in High School and on the college search. All the letters, essays, financial aid, etc…it seems like it will never end.

    Honestly, I cant remember my college application process, it seems a lifetime ago. I do know my sister helped w. my essays & applications, which I later regretted.

    It’s incredibly important for students to vet each major before committing to a major that they truly have no interest. Also, if you want to verify what your chances of finding a career in the field you must visit, http://www.bls.gov/.

    It will give you updated details concerning salary, employment %, and other pertinent information.

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