Exploring Majors

If you do not know what college or major to choose, you are not alone. A significant number of first year students are undecided, and many students who have declared a major will change their major several times before they make a final decision. Being undecided places you in the position to explore, investigate, and expand your general knowledge of all the opportunities available at USA as you plan for your future. This is a terrific time for you to brainstorm and dream of all the possibilities available to you. Use this time, also, to discover who you are and what you want to be and do once you graduate.

Whatever you do, do not be discouraged that you are undecided. You are at the beginning of an adventure, and you need to proceed with an open and investigative attitude using as many resources as possible to help you reach an informed decision on a major. Career Services and the First Year Advising Center are both excellent places to start your search.

Focus2 is an online assessment to help you decide on a major designed around your personality, interests, values, and skills. To access the assessment, please click Focus2 test


Check out these helpful resources:

It’s never too early to start thinking about potential careers! On the career services website, you can find the What Can I Do With This Major? website to assist you in exploring major and career options. Be sure to further explore major and career opportunities by taking one of their career assessments and speaking with a career counselor. 

You can also find information on internship and job opportunities both on and off campus through the Jaguar Job link.
 

Thinking About Changing Your Major?

To change your major, you'll need to fill out a Change of Major Form. Make an appointment with your advisor, so we can discuss what the best option is for you. We'll be sure to provide you with all of the resources you need to be on the right track! Check out the Major Guides for the College of Arts and Sciences below for more information on the various majors USA offers.
 

College of Arts and Sciences Major Guides:

These A&S Major Guides answer questions that students may have about undergraduate educational opportunities and requirements for specific programs offered in the College of Arts & Sciences. Information about each program includes a descriptive definition, career opportunities, salary trends in certain career areas, high school preparation, requirements for the program at South Alabama, and a sample four-year degree plan.


College of Business Major Guides:


These MCOB Major Guides answer questions that students may have about undergraduate education opportunities and requirements for specific programs and concentrations offered in the College of Business. Information about each program includes a descriptive definition, career opportunities, salary trends in certain career areas, high school preparation, requirements for the program at South Alabama and a sample four-year degree plan.