If you’re like most first-year students with a cell phone camera and access to social media, you probably take as many selfies as you change your major! After all, you can’t just pick the first picture to post…you have to pick the perfect one with the right lighting, angle, and filter selection! It’s always good to have options…and lots of it!
Picking a major also means sorting out your options. Let’s face it: Selecting your major IS a major decision!
So, what exactly is a college major? Your major is the area of study that you will specialize in. Sacramento City College offers majors such as: Accounting, Cosmetology, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Dental Assisting, and Graphic Communication. There is also the option of completing transfer requirements to complete your major at the university level. A counselor can help you to understand your major courses (along with the appropriate general education pattern) towards an Associate degree or a transfer path.
Although it may be your first semester in college, you should be actively researching your major of interest – and related career opportunities – so that you can start planning the required coursework to fulfill that goal. While it may be okay to take general education courses during your first year in college, at some point, you will need to shift your focus towards completion of your major preparatory courses. This is especially true if you are majoring in the sciences, engineering, or computer fields. Many courses related to those majors are sequential and you must complete the appropriate prerequisites first.
Deciding on a major doesn’t have to be a confusing process…in fact, it can be an exciting experience!
(Additional major and career resources are also listed on the page!)