Use a process of elimination

Use a process of elimination

Go through the list of majors at IUB and cross off the ones that you are confident you are not interested in exploring.

  1. Print this one page A-Z list of majors.
  2. This first time through the list, evaluate each major based on what you already know, without doing any research. Ask yourself:
    • Do I know what I would study and learn in this major?
    • Do I want to explore it further or am I ready to cross it off?
  3. Use the Explore Programs tool to research the majors that remain on your list. For each major, click on the major to read the description and recommended first courses. Ask again:
    • Do I want to explore it further or am I ready to cross it off?
  4. When you have finished going through the list of majors with these two exercises, the majors that are remaining on your list are the majors that you will explore in more depth in the next step.
  5. Some reasons to keep a major on your list:
    • It sounds potentially interesting to you.
    • You studied it in the past and enjoyed it.
    • A parent, friend, teacher, or advisor recommended exploring it.
    • It sounds like it may fit well with one of your potential career goals.