Choosing a Major

The Lighthouse can help you to explore majors. If you are deciding on a major or considering changing your current one, we can help. Schedule an appointment with our director of the Career Development Program, Ms. Jessica Harrington, through The Lighthouse’s appointment scheduler.

Tips & Resources to help with choosing a major

  1. Take Virginia Wesleyan's interactive personal interest survey, FOCUS-2. This online program helps students to discover their interests and select majors that suit each student's interests and personal goals. To access FOCUS-2 and obtain an access code, contact our director of the Career Development Program, Ms. Jessica Harrington (jharrington@vwu.edu).
  2. Attend a "Choosing Your Major" workshop.
  3. Take courses that interest you.
  4. Talk to professors in potential career fields about career possibilities.
  5. Talk to professionals in potential career fields about career possibilities.
  6. Research career fields. View this 2-minute video on 129 different occupations to brainstorm careers.
  7. Use O*NET OnLine for career exploration and job analysis.

Majors offered by Virginia Wesleyan

"One becomes an educated person by virtue of patient study, quiet meditation, intellectual courage, and a life devoted to discovery and service of truth."

Everett Dean Martin, The Meaning of a Liberal Education (1926)