Choosing Your Major/Career
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Many students find the process of selecting a major or career stressful and overwhelming. With thousands of occupations out there, how do you select just one? We can help. Our career counselors are available for one-on-one meetings to help guide you through discovering and deciding on a career. Deciding how to spend 40+ hours a week of your life for the span of your career is pretty personal. We administer and interpret career assessments as well as host workshops centered on career decisions.
Frequently asked questions
We have a variety of services to help as you begin your search for the right major and career. Check out these FAQs for additional information.
Our career counselors and consultants are available to meet one-on-one to help you pursue and achieve your career goals. Learn more about scheduling appointments.
Major Mining workshops
Trying to choose a major? Unsure about the one you have? Learn how to select a major at LSU during one of these one-hour workshops this fall:
- Major Mining Workshops - offered several times each semester in partnership with the University Center for Freshmen Year.
- Choose from Fall 2019 session dates below and register today.
- Oct 1, 1:30-3:00, 129 Himes Hall
- Oct 2, 2:00-3:30, 129 Himes Hall
- Oct 3, 3:00-4:30, 129 Himes Hall
The first step to finding a satisfying major or career is to learn as much about yourself as possible. After completing a thorough self-evaluation, you can discover occupations to best utilize your strengths.
An important part of the career decision-making process is identifying your interests, abilities, work values, and personality preferences. By increasing self-awareness in these key areas, you'll be able to make a more informed career choice. We offer multiple career assessments to help you explore your strengths.
Four-year career plan
Use the Four-year Career Plan to get your career on track from the start with tips and tasks for each year in college.
Finding a major
LSU is home to more than 235 academic fields of study. Finding what you want to spend four years studying can be overwhelming. These resources can help you discover your passion and find a career doing something you love:
This list describes each of LSU's 65+ majors and 50+ minors.
Whether exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.
This downloadable guide will help you begin your career decision-making process and choose a major that is best for you.
Career & occupational information
Armed with sufficient information about the requirements of various careers, you will be able to determine which have the potential to make optimal use of your assets. You are now in a much better position to make an initial major/career selection.
This website contains detailed descriptions of the world of work helpful in exploring careers.
A guide from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on career information for hundreds of occupations.
Offered by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this tool uses information relating to your education, employment history, and other factors to create the most accurate compensation and employment guidance available.