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.

Talk to:

  • Faculty Members about real-world applications of a particular major
  • Student Success 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.

Pre-Professional Advising

Through one-on-one appointments, workshops and programs of interest, get help planning your curriculum, find internships, and work through the application process.

Health Professions Advising

Find information and receive advice and support if you are premed, predental, prevet, or interested in any other future health profession. 

Pre-Law Advising

Access the resources necessary to become informed consumers and active decision makers when applying to law school.

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