Major Exploration and Planning

Academic Advisors are excellent resources for exploring options for your degree plans and major while at Miami University.  Both professional academic advisors and faculty advisors can help you in choosing a major.  Other campus resources include talking to your instructors and visiting with the Career Services offices on both the Regional and Oxford campuses.  Schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss your personal and professional goals. 

How Do I Explore Major Options?

  • Take this quick MyMajors Quiz.

  • Check out What Can I do with a Major in..?

  • Check out FOCUS 2 Career, an online free tool for career decision making, that identifies occupations that match your interests, skills, values, and personality. Note: redhawks is the access code.

  • Enroll in EDL 100, “Career Development for the College Student" to earn academic credit while exploring majors and careers.

  • Run "What If" DegreeAudit. Find out how your courses would apply if you changed majors. The "What If" Degree Audit is accessible in BannerWeb for students who would like information about possible degree paths.
  • Meet with faculty advisors, who can be invaluable in finding internships and co-ops to help you gain valuable experience as part of your degree program. 

  • View the Career Services & Professional Development career planning web page to navigate the career planning process and contribute to your success at Miami University and beyond.

  • Visit Career Services & Professional Development, Regional Campuses

  • Visit the Center for Career Exploration & Success, Oxford Campus

  • Use the BLS CareerInfo App. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics developed an app that allows individuals to search their extensive website from their mobile devices. Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is now available in the CareerInfo App, available on Android and Apple IOS devices. The CareerInfo App provides information about employment, pay, job outlook and detailed descriptions of hundreds of occupations. Future updates will include personalized features allowing filtering of information and the liking of occupations with an option to save favorites.