Choosing a major is a decision that should take healthy amounts of personal reflection, research, and time. Contrary to popular belief, most career fields do not require a specific major, and people with specific majors do not always use them in ways most commonly expected.
A liberal arts education provides a foundation of knowledge bases, skills, and abilities applicable to a number of career fields. Your choice of major should be based on a combination of your future career objectives, interests, and talents. If you need assistance choosing a major, please speak with your advisor or a career counselor.
You can find resources to assist you in assessing your skills and interests here. Click on an area of study below for more information on possible careers.
- Need help choosing a major? Check out our Career Assessment page
- What fields are hiring? See a list of employers organized by major
- Explore your options in video! Gain valuable insight into a variety of fields by watching video interviews with people in many different careers. Search videos by industry, career title, college major or keywords. Visit Candid Career Videos.
Areas of Study
Descriptions of each program and relevant coursework are based on information found in the Carthage College Catalog. For additional information about specific courses of study, please speak with your advisor.
Outlook information is based on the current projections made in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupation Outlook Handbook. Salary information is compiled from the Occupational Employment Statistics webpage.