Choosing a Career and Major
Your major doesn’t limit you to one career. Rather, it is a launching pad to more career paths than you probably realize. The skills you learn at CBU can be applied to many different professional areas, so take time to explore the full scope of what you can do with your major. The resources below are a good place a start.
If you have not yet chosen a major, try attending lectures in different academic departments
to get a feel for various subject areas. View your general education classes as exposure
to potential careers. Talk to people who are doing interesting things and find out
how they got there. Attend career fairs. Search for jobs that combine your interests
and abilities. Stay curious. Ask questions. Prayerfully consider your purpose in life.
The reason you haven’t decided on a career may be because you are interested in and
/ or good at a lot of different things. To further aid in your search, explore the
resources and assessments below.
- Career Center
- FOCUS II Career Assessment
This assessment combines your values, interests, skills and goals and shows career and major options that might fit you.
- Click "Register" near the bottom of the page.
- Access Code: calbaptist32
- Fill in personal info to create an account
- What Can I Do With This Major?
Use this resource to look up your major or potential major to discover available career paths, potential employers and strategies to be a competitive candidate.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- List of CBU Majors
Use this list of majors offered at CBU to find the program that best aligns with your career objective.
- Academic Advising
Once you've decided on a major(s), meet with your Academic Advisor to change your major if necessary and learn more about your path to a degree.
- Major / Minor Change Form
If you would like to change your major or add an additional major / minor / concentration you will need to download, print, and fill out the Declaration of Major / Concentration / Minor Form and submit the form to your academic advisor. If you change your major we will provide you with a new registration guide.