Major Exploration Resources
Helpful Steps in Major Exploration:
- Take the Focus under Career Assessments at University Career Center to identify majors of interest.
- Complete eXplore with the University Advising Center.
- Explore careers at www.onetcenter.org and explore college offerings.
- Speak with individuals who are knowledgeable about the field in which you are interested.
- Follow your passion after you explore all the options.
- Ask questions − many of them.
- Attend the Majors & Minors Fair.
Majors are the primary undergraduate fields of study.
Minors are fields studied in addition to the major.
Concentrations (or Specialization or Track) is a structured plan of study within a major.
Certificates are a structured set of professionally oriented courses designed to provide recognition that the student has completed coursework in an applied area of focus.
Pre-Professional Fields are a designations, not a majors. For example, pre-law and pre-medicine are not majors; they designate a career path that will require a professional school after graduation. Pre-professional students who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree must choose a major in an academic discipline by their junior year and complete the courses required for admission into the professional school.
Department is a unit within a college representing a discipline. For example, the Department of English is in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Listing of TTU Undergraduate Fields of Study
eXplore is a program that consists of a collection of activities designed to assist exploring/deciding students in the process of choosing their best-fit college major. The objective of the program is to work with exploring students within two consecutive semesters as they make their major decision.
Focus is a values-based assessment that can be of significant value to first year and sophomore students to help you develop an accurate picture of your personal strengths, needs, and preferences; and will help you develop a sound career plan.
- What Can I Do With This Major?