Picking a major can be the easiest or the most difficult decision a college student has to make. Career counselors can help you assess your interests and discuss options.
St. Catherine University offers both liberal arts majors and pre-professional programs.
There’s a wide world out there with many career options. We can help you figure out the right fit for you. Call the career development office to set up an appointment for a free professional career assessment. You can take:
Not sure what you want to study? Take an interest inventory in the Career Development office and then meet with a counselor. Also, check out the "Discover Career Interests" interactive tools in the tab above. You’ll learn what careers are enjoyable to people whose interests are similar to yours.
When picking a major think about what you like to study and what you enjoy doing. Stay away from “I should” and think in terms of “I could”.
St. Catherine Experience Advising Tools give in-depth information on your major. Each tool helps you identify co-curricular activities that directly support your academic program including: academic advising; career development; service learning; leadership development; living and learning communities; and internship opportunities.
Investigate majors that interest you:
Liberal Arts majors learn critical thinking and communication skills in high demand and can also prepare you for jobs that do not yet exist. Most people will change career fields several times in their lifetime. Many successful people study in one major but later work in a totally different field.
All majors at St. Catherine University provide students with the transferable skills that employers seek in potential employees. According to the National Association of College and Employers in 2016, these skills are:
Decision Making/Problem Solving
Make an appointment in career development and we will show you how to translate these skills into a variety of interesting job choices. Students enrolled in the career class have access to full versions of RoadTrip Nation and SoKanU which can help with career exploration.
Professional programs prepare students for a particular profession - often in health care or law. Most careers associated with professional degrees require licensing. Common pre-professional degrees include: