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College 101: College Majors

Books, websites, and articles on choosing, applying to, and affording your 'best fit' college.

Resources for Choosing a College Major

University HQ

More about University Headquarters:

Graduation cap - Britannica ImageQuestDegree information:

  • Guidance on key starting points, such as pursuing questions about your individual interests to help narrow down a degree path
  • Lists of different potential careers and specific jobs based upon each degree and their typical salaries within each state
  • Explanations of how long a degree program will realistically take, what requirements are needed in order to be accepted in that degree field, and information on accreditation of colleges and universities

Checklist on a clipboard - Britannica ImageQuestCareer guides:

  • Can be used as a checklist to enter into a degree program suited for a given  field
  • Give details on required testing and submission of proof of compliance with state licensing laws
  • List typical salaries and job titles in a given career path
  • Explain what a typical day and responsibilities are for that job would be like, as well as advancement opportunities

Financial Aid Information:

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  • Can help students quickly find the types of scholarships they need 
  • Divided into categories of types of scholarship, such as general scholarships or degree-specific scholarships, as well as scholarships for specific groups, such as womenminoritiesthose in the military, or people who have disabilities.

Discover Business Degrees

Learn How to Become provides information to help students and professionals understand the requirements and opportunities in various careers, from picking the right school and college major to suggestions for how to advance in their chosen profession. Profession categories covered include Arts and Humanities, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Medical Degrees and Health careers, Nursing, Physical Health careers, Public Service and Military, and Science and Technology.


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