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You’ll find information on over 50 categories of majors and a thousand majors in our databases, including information on fit, careers, and earnings.

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History

History

History attracts individuals eager to learn about the past, analyze historical events, and uncover narratives that have shaped societies.

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Business and Marketing

Business and Marketing

Business and Marketing offer opportunities for people who combine strategic thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills.

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Health Professions

Health Professions

Health professions encompass careers dedicated to caregiving. From doctors and nurses to therapists, health professionals improve well-being.

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Construction Trades

Construction Trades

Construction shapes our cities and infrastructure. The construction trades can be rewarding for people who enjoy working with their hands.

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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior, encompassing subfields ranging from cognitive to clinical psychology.

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

The social sciences study human behavior, society, and relationships. They include anthropology, economics, geography, history, and psychology.

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Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences

The physical sciences include all the disciplines concerned with the natural world: chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, and more.

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Theology and Religious Vocations

Theology and Religious Vocations

Theology and Religious Vocations focus on religious traditions, beliefs, and practices. They are ideal disciplines for students who wish to pursue careers in ministry or religious education.

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Transportation

Transportation

Transportation involves a lot of fields –from driving trucks to planning the logistics of shipping and travel. If you think you might like working for a shipping company, or driving trucks on open roads seems appealing, this could be an interesting choice. This isn’t glamorous work, but it’s the kind of work that makes the entire economy work.

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Precision Manufacturing

Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is the future of manufacturing. Whether it’s 3-D printing, nanotechnology, or customized manufacture, you’ll learn about the techniques and technologies that are involved in modern manufacturing. So if you think you’d enjoy building the factories of the future – to build smartphones, home technologies, and the Internet of things – this might be a great fit.

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Mechanics and Repair Technicians

Mechanics and Repair Technicians

Mechanics and repair technicians fix and maintain your household appliances – washers, dryers, dishwashers – as well as cars and trucks. If you enjoy working with your hands and fixing things, this can be a great career path. Much of this machinery is operated with sophisticated computers and electronics, so it involves learning not only how to fix mechanical things, but also how to use technology and understand it.

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Military Technologies and Applied Sciences

Military Technologies and Applied Sciences

Military technologies and applied science focus on how to apply scientific advances and engineering to specifically military uses. Many of the things we now take for granted in consumer uses – like low-light photography or GPS – came from military applications. Since the military has such an appetite for technology that keeps soldiers safer, helps battlefield communications and intelligence, and delivers more lethal firepower, it can be a leading edge field that drives the development of technologies we all use.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and statistics aren’t just about numbers, calculations, and algebra. If you study mathematics and statistics, you can focus on game theory, or the statistics of political campaigns or baseball. This is a field with many practical applications – finance, politics, and sports, for example. It is also a field where you can study theoretical mathematics: math just for the joy of it. If you like symbolic reasoning, abstract thought, and models, this could be a good fit for you.

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Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Biology and biomedical sciences involves the study of living things, and all the techniques and technologies that are driving modern medicine, like genetic engineering and gene-splicing. If you care about curing disease, and dream about coming up with the next great innovation that transforms human health, or if you’d love to understand how bodies work and how anatomy and physiology are related, this might be a good fit.

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Library Science

Library Science

Library Science (also called Library and Information Science) involves cataloging information and understanding how to categorize large amounts of information. In a world where there is a huge oversupply of information, understanding how to categorize and organize it is critical. This field is best if it is combined with another field of study, as librarians with subject matter expertise in another field are especially valuable. The employment prospects in this field can be limited, since it involves work in libraries, which are often underfunded and under-staffed.

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English Literature

English Literature

English Literature is the study of the great canon of English writing. It can involve reading the classics – like Shakespeare or Thomas Hardy – but these days is more likely to involve reading, analyzing, and understanding the writing styles of modern writers. If you love writing and reading, if you think you might want a career as a writer, journalist, or in marketing, this could be a great fit.

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Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal professions seems self-explanatory, but it’s more complex than just studying law. Of course if you want to be a lawyer, this is the field to study. Being a lawyer involves going to college for pre-law, and then going to law school and passing state bar exams. But if your idea of studying law comes from watching TV shows, be aware that actual law practice can vary immensely, from corporate lawyers who spend most of their time poring over the minutae of contracts to public defenders who are underpaid, overworked and defend people who are too poor to afford legal help from criminal charges. This field could also involve being a paralegal, who does work supporting lawyers – like gathering documents and evidence and filing court papers.

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and consumer sciences involves studying how families and consumers operate. Much of modern marketing uses carefully designed statistical models to figure out how people make buying decisions: who in the family makes these decisions, how, and when.

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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering involves fields from electronics – about building phones, televisions, and stereo systems – to mechanical engineering – about building cars, planes and trains – to civil engineering – about building bridges, homes, and skyscrapers. If building things is something you’re passionate about, and you like the idea of learning the science behind creating things and applying that science, this could be a great fit.

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Education

Education

If you’d like to be a elementary or high school teacher, or work in a school or personal situation where you are teaching people, studying education will help you learn the techniques of teaching, sometimes called pedagogy. Education majors learn about how to teach different types of students, how to manage classrooms, and help students grow personally as well as academically. In most states, becoming a teacher involves having studied education and obtaining a credential.

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Personal and Culinary Services

Personal and Culinary Services

Personal and culinary services include careers from learning to work in a restaurant as a chef to hair styling and cosmetology. If you’d like to work in a business that is intensely customer service driven, and is about providing services to real people every day, this could be a great fit.

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Communications Technicians

Communications Technicians

Communications technicians work on the devices you use to communicate. Building and maintaining radio towers that smartphones use to communicate, installing and maintaining the routers that the Internet runs on: these are done by communications technicians. If you’re a computer whiz, and love installing and maintaining this kind of software-driven equipment, you might enjoy this field.

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Communications and Journalism

Communications and Journalism

Communications and journalism are among the many areas of study that have been profoundly affected by the Internet and smartphones. A generation ago, this was a staid career that moved so much slower than it does now. So if you are passionate about the news or about the ways in which politicians and media personalities communicate; or want a career as a journalist or public relations person, you might enjoy studying communications and journalism.

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Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Ethnic and Cultural Studies

Ethnic and cultural studies is a relatively new field that addresses the issues of bias, inequality, and discrimination both in terms of the individual and systemic issues they raise. If addressing racial inequality or gender bias is something you’re passionate about, you might enjoy this field, where you’ll study how they have evolved over time, and how often they are baked into our perceptions of the world.

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Architecture and Related Services

Architecture and Related Services

Architecture involves designing buildings. It’s a field that combines visual design, functional design, and engineering in unusual ways. People build buildings to live in and work in, to use as hotels and monuments, so buildings all have both form and function. Architects find ways to create designs that are visually interesting, and also ways to create designs that work, structurally and in terms of the use that’s intended. So it takes an unusual mind to be a great architect – combining design aptitude with a precise mechanical bent and artistic skills.

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Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources and Conservation

If you’re a passionate environmentalist, and want to find ways to conserve the natural environment, you might enjoy the field of natural resources and conservation. This field involves the studying the effects of human activity on the environment, as well as the effect of climate change, and finding ways to address these changes. There are many careers that lead out of these majors – from being a park ranger to working at universities or environmental NGOs (non-governmental organizations).

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Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

People who study agricultural sciences study all the techniques – from genetic modification to aquaculture – that have helped the world’s food production keep pace with an ever increasing population, the effects of climate change, and people’s appetite for ever more complex diets. So if you like working both in a lab and outside, developing and improving techniques for crop production, and if both food and science are passions, you might enjoy studying agricultural sciences.

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Agriculture

Agriculture

Agriculture is a modern, scientific enterprise these days. Farmers use satellites to plan planting schedules, use genetic engineering to improve yields and pest-resistance, and futures markets to ensure the right price for their products. But at it’s core, if you study agriculture, you should enjoy getting your hands in the dirt and growing food. Farmers work long hours sometimes, very early and very late, and are dependent on weather and climate for the success of their work. If you like working outside, using modern technology to grow food, and enjoy the idea of being a provider to others, this might be a great fit.

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