Choose a major that interests you and allows you to be successful. Here's how:
When choosing a major, understanding yourself is key.
Make an appointment with the Career Development Center for vocational testing and self-assessments. These help you evaluate your interests and translate those interests into potential career paths. You can also job shadow to experience potential careers first-hand.
Review the College Majors Handbook to learn the different career paths of recent Suffolk graduates.
Try the "What If I Changed My Program" option. This allows you to view course requirements for different majors and to see how the courses you have already completed will apply to a new major. Or, check out these PDF samplesMeet the faculty and learn about their experiences and areas of expertise. Try scheduling an appointment, chatting after class, or attending office hours. Start by reading the faculty bios in College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School. Not sure who to contact within the different departments? Ask an academic advisor.
Officially declare your major by completing a Change of Major/Minor form and. Review your Program Evaluation for your major requirements.
Compose your academic plan by meeting with an advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center to map out your remaining requirements and make sure you are on track to graduate. This plan can also factor in any plans for studying abroad, internships, etc.
Explore internship opportunities and travel experiences which may be required as part of your major. Certain majors require internships or travel experiences as part of the graduation requirements.