Choosing a Major

Choosing a Major

Finding the path that fits you best begins in growing in self-awareness. Some things to consider:

  • How do your values, interests, personality, skills, strengths, and life experiences influence your personal definition of meaningful work?
  • Which major and career options might help you contribute your gifts to our world?
  • Where are you in the career development process? What is coming next for you?
  • Which paths will help you find work that is meaningful to you – work that sustains and fuels you – and that aligns with who you are, your needs, and your situation?

Not sure where to start? Schedule an appointment with a career coach in Handshake and/or download a PDF of the Augsburg Four-Year Career Development Guide.


Sifting through all the ideas you have about your career and major can feel like a huge endeavor. One way to make it more manageable and relaxed is to try a brainstorming exercise. Using a model like the one below, mind mapping or wandering maps, or other prompts can help you narrow down to what you what you want to focus on in your education.

web of ideas like hobbies, skills, classes enjoyed pointing to ideas for a major

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