You know who you are. Now it's time to decide who you want to be.
If you need help choosing a major, we've got the tools and resources to help you decide.
Students who are in the process of selecting a college major may be referred to as "undeclared," "exploring," or "undecided." We prefer the term "deciding." If you haven't made specific life plans yet, that's okay! They are big decisions to make, and asking for help is a good move. You will be pleased to find guidance in choosing a major when you come to Wayne State College. We are here for you so you don't have to face this decision alone.
Strategies for deciding
Graduating from college is the beginning of life as a professional, and from there you will continue to grow and develop. However, who you are as a professional is only one part of who you are as a person. Strategies for choosing a major should take into account what you want to be, what you want out of life, and what kind of person you are. You should also think about what a major can contribute to your needs and development as a person.
Evaluating majors or careers
Before you can make a realistic decision about your major, you must take an informed look at all the possibilities. Departmental advisors and informational handouts for prospective majors can be helpful with any questions that are not answered in the course catalog.
Questions to consider
What preparatory classes are required?
What's the minimum GPA for acceptance into the major? (if applicable)
How many classes in the major are required?
Are the class offerings sequential or non-sequential?
Will any required classes pose scheduling difficulties?
How much freedom is there for elective classes, flexibility and creativity, or individual projects?
How many credits are needed in orer to graduate in that major?
Who is the departmental advisor?
What are graduates of that department or major doing now?
Explore our academic schools and programs
Wayne State College has four academic schools with 15 departments and over 90 programs of study.
We understand that you may need additional time and educational experiences before you can make a decision on a major or your career goals. That's why Wayne State College offers resources and services to help you along the way.
Career Planning Services
Career planning is a service offered by the Counseling Center to students throughout the school year, including summer sessions. It is an information-gathering and decision-making process that includes interest, personality, and skill testing. The outcome of this process is to develop a plan of action regarding the next steps to be taken toward your career goals.
The Holland Academic Success Center helps you if you’re unsure of your academic major and career directions. Their advisers will help you select appropriate classes and explore career alternatives. Even if you have a major but are not sure about your decision, you may elect to visit with one of the Holland advisers about your choices.
Career Services provides several career exploration resources, including access to current occupational data, job outlook and industry growth, and research materials to help select the right major, in addition to providing the help you need to find an internship and land a job after graduation.