College Majors Quiz: What Should I Major In?
Picking a major can be intimidating. With so many fields out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Which one will make you feel fulfilled, help you earn enough money, and suit your preferences? This short, easy quiz will give you guidance on potential fields to explore.
Once you have your results, check out the links below for more info on your best-match majors!
Click the link to jump to resources about your best-fit major, plus more specific suggestions on fields of study.
- Hard Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- Math/Stats/Computer Science
- Social Sciences
You have a creative talent and want a career that gives you freedom. You are okay with having a less-competitive salary as long as you feel fulfilled.
Consider these fields: Visual arts, Digital arts, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.
- Should You Major in Film?
- Best Colleges for Film
- Making it Big: Success in the Arts (Livestream)
- What It's Like Being a Music Major (Livestream)
You're great with people and have a strategic mind. This field is ideal for those who don't mind getting in the weeds of numbers and analytics, but still want ample face-to-face interaction and ever-changing projects.
Consider these fields: Marketing, Business, Administration, Finance, and Sales.
- Should You Major in Business?
- Best Colleges for Business
- Extracurriculars for Business Majors
- Livestream: Business Student Panel
You want an active career with the ability to make a big impact on others. You enjoy learning and sharing knowledge with others. Consider becoming a teacher, counselor, or school administrator.
You can take theoretical concepts and apply them to real-world situations. You want to use your technical knowledge to solve problems and make a difference.
You enjoy finding answers to questions and doing hands-on work with others. Hard Sciences majors can expect to have lecture-style courses and many labs. After college, they often enjoy lucrative careers.
Consider these fields: Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Biology, Neuroscience, Environmental Science.
Other Hard Sciences
- Meet My Major: Biology (Livestream)
- Neuroscience Student Panel (Livestream)
- Best Colleges for Environmental Science
You want to help others improve their lives. You have no problem working under pressure, are comfortable with science/math, and have great communication skills. If you go the doctor or dentist route, you should expect to take on a substantial amount of debt, but this will be rewarded with a lucrative salary later on.
Consider these paths: Athletic Training, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health, Pre-Dental track, Pre-Med track.
Other Health Fields
You have a broad range of interests, love reading/writing, and want your classes involve engaging discussions.
Consider these majors: English, Religion, History, Languages, Gender Studies, Philosophy.
- Should You Major in English?
- Best Colleges for English
- Jobs for English Majors
- Livestream: English Major Student Panel
You have an analytical mind and enjoy finding solutions to problems. You're very comfortable with numbers and abstract concepts. Math/Stats/CS majors often enjoy lucrative careers in traditional office settings, startups, or academia. You can expect to collaborate with others on homework and work projects, though you should also be comfortable doing individual work
You want to understand how society works and what we can do to improve it. You're good with people, but also don't mind numbers/data, especially when they provide you with insights for your work.
Consider these fields: Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, Pre-Law track.
- Should You Major in Political Science?
- Best Colleges for Political Science
- Livestream: Political Science Student Panel