Meet with an Academic Advisor at the Academic Advising Center (815/753-2573). Academic Advisors can help you determine your values, interests, and skills, suggest a major, minor, or career path, and assist you with course selection. They also refer students to other campus offices for personal, academic, and career counseling; academic skills development; and financial aid.
Begin to research majors that look interesting to you and/or eliminate programs that you know you. Visit the homepages of the colleges and departments that interest you.
Use the NIU Major Web-Linksfor more information about occupations related to undergraduate majors.
Talk to friends and classmates about their majors, minors, and career paths. Talk to professors and advisors about programs and majors related to courses and subjects that interest you.
Register for CAHC 211, Career Planning, a three-credit course designed to assist you in selecting a major/career.
Pursue course work and co-curricular activities that expand your knowledge about fields of study and help you develop additional skills. This will aid you in self-assessment in the major and career decision-making process. Computer, foreign language, leadership, and communication skills are valuable in any profession. Review NIU Undergraduate Degree Paths to familiarize yourself with specific department/program requirements.