Choosing the Right Major

Deciding on a major can be one of the most difficult aspects a student faces when entering or considering higher education. Career Services offers many resources to help you decide whether a particular major is right for you.

Determine Your Strengths

Take the Focus 2 assessment. The results will help jump start the exploration process and provide you with lists of both majors and careers that may strike your interest based on your results. There are separate sites for current Shawnee State students and for high school students.

Shawnee State students: Please take the assessment here. The access code is shawnee (all lowercase letters).

High School students: Please take the assessment here. No access code is required.

Research a Variety of Majors

To further explore your options and interests, you can view a full list of degrees and areas of study. Upperclassmen and faculty in the department you are interested in are great resources for learning more about a program!

Explore the Meta-Majors Offered by SSU

What is a meta-major? A meta-major is simply an area of interest. Shawnee State University has identified 6 meta-majors, or cluster of majors/programs that are similar or related.

What can I do with my major?

Still concerned about whether a certain major is right for you?

  • View a list of potential careers you may have with majors from SSU.
    • This page also allows you to view the skills needed, typical job responsibilities, and wages for the potential career options associated with the major you choose.

Make an appointment with Career Services to discuss your results! Call (740) 351-3027 or email for available appointment times.

Which Career is for You?

Once you have an idea of what subject you would like to study, it is important to explore the different careers associated with the major.

Explore Careers: