Major & Career Exploration

Finding the right major and career path can be a stressful, yet exciting, part of your college career. Your Academic Adviser focuses a portion of advising on major and career exploration. There are many useful campus resources which assist in guiding students to find the right major and career path. Students that engage in a major exploration plan often discover their majors before the end of the third semester.

UWSP Resources

Majors by Interest Area A PDF that also includes a list of current academic programs based on a variety of interest areas.
Admissions Majors and Minors A-Z List Provided by the Admissions Office, this page has links to departments websites, sample graduation plans, and videos.
Course Catalog Majors, Minors, & Certificates A-Z List Provided by the Fall 2022 catalog publication, this page includes links to course descriptions.
Follow-Up Studies of UWSP Graduates
Program and employment data on UWSP graduates.
Informational Interview Guide
A PDF that provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct an informational interview, including a sample message and potential questions you can ask.
Career Planning Guide
As you begin navigating your career journeythis interactive guide provides you with the information and resources you need to take your career journey to the next level

Other Resources

16Personalities Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do the things the way you do, for free!
What Can I Do With This Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. 
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
O*NET OnLine Explore career paths based on interests, education, and field. O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, researchers, and more!

Campus/Community Involvement

Opportunities for involvement and employment exist on the UWSP campuses. Getting involved is essential in building a well-rounded, college experience and often leads a student to their chosen major and career. Find out more at: Campus Activities & Student Engagement (CASE).



Career Advice on Video