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How to Choose Your College Major

and Transfer ASAP

A step-by-step guide


1.  Your vocational personality is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a college major.

::Vocational Personality::

It is important for your college major to be in a subject area that interests you so you will complete the program of study and earn a college degree. Ideally the major you choose will enable you to pursue the type of career that also appeals to other people who have similar interests.  People tend to have the most job satisfaction when they work in an environment that attracts other people like themselves. The next site will help you identify your environmental preferences in the workplace. 

Career Assessment and Research

Additionally, the Grossmont College Career Center is a valuable campus resource for researching career options.

2.  Learn more about college majors that match your vocational personality.

::Choose a major::

Now that you have identified your vocational personality, you can take an assessment that will provide you with college major choices.

Go to the following link and click on "I'm New" to answer the questions related to your academic background and personal interests.

Everything you need to know about a major

Once you have been given your list of potential majors and done research on the website, you can go to the following link to get a comprehensive list of careers available to your major.

College Majors and Career Choices

3.  Now that you have a major, there are many ways in which you can achieve your educational goal.

::your educational path::

Associate Degree: If you want to earn an associate degree at Grossmont College before you transfer, the courses required for your major are in the college catalog. Go to the Grossmont College Catalog to find out what classes are required for your major as well as general education requirements.

Bachelors Degree: If you want to attend a college/university outside of San Diego County and are uncertain about where you want to transfer, the next site will help you find a California college/university that meets your individual preferences.

Matching Assistant for California Colleges

If you plan on transferring to a University of California or California State University campus, this site will help you identify the campus(es) that offer your major.

Majors offered at UC and CSU Campuses

4.  Once you have selected your major and transfer institution, it is important to work with a counselor.

::professional assistance::

If you want help developing a semester-by-semester educational plan, make an appointment with a counselor by calling 619-644-7208 and pressing number 7.  You can also develop your own plan by printing a copy of this form.

This website has links to the IGETC and CSU GE patterns and a "Preparation for the Major" link.

If you want to attend an out-of-state college or university then you will need to use the resources in the Transfer Center. 


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