Exploring A Major
Your major is a significant part of your intellectual experience at EKU; so you will want to select a department that is a good fit for your values, interests, personality, and skills. Remember, also, that what you learn in your major will be complemented by your other coursework, minors or certificates, co-ops & internships, study abroad experiences, and extracurricular activities.
We encourage you to thoughtfully explore different departments in your first two years at EKU before deciding which one is best for you. Even if you feel certain about one major, it’s wise to have alternatives in case you have second thoughts, encounter unexpected obstacles, or simply discover you like another field even more! Below are some tips and resources to help you in your exploration.
Gather Information About Majors
- Do some fact-finding. Browse through the EKU Academic Programs and Curriculum Guides or EKU Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs to learn about degree options, admission requirements, and coursework.
- Explore EKU DegreeWorks. Conduct a “What If” audit for a potential timeline for graduation with each major, as well as specific courses you need for degree completion.
- Visit the department. Schedule an appointment with a department chair, adviser, or faculty member to get your questions answered.
- Network. Talk to upperclassmen or alumni about majors of interest.
Explore Your Options
- Sample majors. Enroll in courses in a variety of majors during your Freshman and Sophomore years. Keep in mind general education requirements!
- Visit a class. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to take a course for the entire semester, contact a professor about sitting in on a class or two.
Whether you're exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do WithThis Major will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.