STEP 3 -- Learn What You Can Do With Your Degree Choice

Wondering what you can do with a particular major?

Learn about the typical career areas and the type of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. This is a time to explore!

Check out the Excelsior College tool that links majors to careers –What Can I do with this Major?

  • Remember, the major you choose is just one of the measures that defines your career. How you apply your knowledge and credentials is also a contributing factor.  College grads use their education in a wide variety of fields. You should explore and learn about the wide range of career opportunities available to you.
  • If you would rather investigate career paths first, skip to Step 4 and then come back and look at the degree programs that will provide a strong foundation for careers that interest you.
  • For more resources in your field of study, continue your research on majors and careers through the additional websites provided below by school.  If you don't find your major in a resource link, go to the next one.



Related Careers

Management and Administration, Business, Global Business, Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Management Information Systems, and Risk Management and Insurance

Health Sciences

Related Careers

Dental, Respiratory, Radiology, Health Care, Health Educator, Health Services, Nutrition, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Patient Administration, Medical Laboratory, Medical Equipment, Pharmacy

Liberal Arts

Majors/Related Careers

Biology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Liberal Studies, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.


Related Careers

Case Manager, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manager/Administrator, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse, Consultant, Flight Nurse, Forensic Nurse, Holistic Nurse, Medical Editor/Writer, Military Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Parish Nurse, Pharm/Med Sales, Research Nurse, Supplemental Nurse, and Travel Nurse

Public Service

Criminal Justice

Related Careers

Paralegal, Probation, Corrections, Investigation, Court Administration, Juvenile Justice, Casework, Loss Prevention, Legal Research, Forensics, Private Security, Global Intelligence, Public Safety, Law Enforcement

Military Studies

Related Careers

Defense Contracting, Industry Leadership, Personnel Management, Foreign Service/Translators, National Security Analysis, Military Intelligence, Homeland Security, Military Historian, Consulting

Public Administration

Related Careers

Budget and Fiscal Management, City/County Management, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs and Communication, Urban Planning, Transportation Management, Grant Writing, Consulting


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