Majors and Minors
Choosing a major or minor is a big decision that can feel daunting at times. Try these three steps to help you see things more clearly.
Talk About It
Within in the Tufts community you have a wide network of people to talk to about your plans. It doesn’t matter where you start, but strike up a conversation.
- Faculty Members about real-world applications of a particular major
- College Transition Advisors and Advising Deans about second majors, minors or special programs and how they fit with overall university requirements
- Other students about a particular major and the research, internships, and study abroad options
Consider the Curriculum
One of the great advantages of a liberal arts education is the freedom you have to explore different academic disciplines. Take some time to reflect on classes you’ve taken and consider which ones got you really excited.
Try to identify what you enjoyed about a particular course. Are there more courses like it that you could take? Do they fit into a particular major or program? If your choice in major has started to become clear, consider if research, a thesis, or some other kind of project will be a part of your plan.
Investigate Your Post-College Options
It's also important to consider what your choice in major will mean beyond your time at Tufts. A single major can lead graduates to hundreds of different careers and work environment. Taking the time to research ideas for your future will help you map your own Tufts experience.
- To find out about the variety of career paths associated with a major
- To find out about what Tufts Alumni have done with their majors, consult the Tufts Career Networking Group on LinkedIn
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