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What if I am Undecided on a major?

What if I am undecided on a Major/Program?


The decision to continue your education is an important milestone; but what are you going to study? What career will work for you and your unique qualities? Don’t panic, these are common concerns and help is available. It is better to declare yourself as “Undecided” than to jump into a course of study or career without exploring your true interests and motivation. College is a great opportunity to explore and channel your talent, enthusiasm and abilities into a meaningful occupation.  An academic advisor or counselor can help you with the decision-making process.


Visit with a counselor

Counselors are available by appointment to listen to your questions, assist you in identifying your skills, and to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This questionnaire consists of a series of multiple choice questions that will reveal your preferences and personality traits. Your counselor will interpret your answers and compare your personality type to various career possibilities.


Visit our online options

Be ready to invest a little time and research in yourself- check out these websites on campus or at home.

  •  Career Cruising offers a brief interest inventory to generate occupational options based on your interests.
  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides insight occupational options and the potential decision-making issues related to choosing a career. The full length MBTI questionnaire is available by appointment with a Student Services Counselor.


Visit with our faculty

Wondering what you can do with a History major? Ask your History instructor!  Instructors at Carl Sandburg College are a great resource - they can answer your questions regarding a course of study and suggest transfer schools and graduate schools.  If you are investigating a career program, instructors can recommend local professionals and organizations to help your with your research.  


Consider a classroom option

PSY.152 – Career and Life Planning

If you would like to enroll in a class and spend a significant amount of time towards making your career choice, consider enrolling in PSY 152, Career and Life Planning. This course is designed to assist the undecided student with the process of making a well-informed and insightful career decision. Personality assessments, interest inventories and values assessments will be administered to generate insightful career options and to assist students as they clarify and coordinate their career and personal goals. Common decision making obstacles will also be explored. In addition, guided occupational research, individualized career counseling sessions and academic-planning activities will be utilized to enable students to produce tangible career and academic plans upon completion of the course.