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SELECTING A MAJOR. One of the Hardest Decisions in College. Observations. Often seen as the most important decision in college (Is it really?): Usually it is not imperative that you decide a major in the first year. Often second year decisions do not delay graduation.

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Selecting a major

SELECTING A MAJOR

One of the Hardest Decisions in College


Observations
Observations

  • Often seen as the most important decision in college (Is it really?):

    • Usually it is not imperative that you decide a major in the first year.

    • Often second year decisions do not delay graduation.

  • Texas Tech has more than 150 majors (see http://ram.tosm.ttu.edu/advising/resources/degrees.php)

  • Narrowing your interests to a specific college is a good first step

Selecting a Major


Colleges texas tech has 12 colleges
COLLEGESTexas Tech Has 12 Colleges

  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

  • Architecture

  • Arts & Sciences

  • Business Administration

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Honors College

  • Human Sciences

  • Mass Communications

  • Visual & Performing Arts

  • Graduate School

  • School of Law

Selecting a Major


Texas tech degrees
Texas Tech Degrees

http://ram.tosm.ttu.edu/advising/resources/degrees.php

Selecting a Major


Selecting a major factors to consider
SELECTING A MAJORFactors to Consider

  • Does the major have activities that interest me?

  • Can I use this major to obtain a career that I will find meaningful and enjoyable?

  • Will this major lead to a job that yields a salary I consider to be adequate?

Selecting a Major


Selecting a major factors to consider1
SELECTING A MAJORFactors to Consider

  • Should I:

    • Double Major?

    • Minor?

  • Considerations:

    • Will I gain an employment advantage? Higher salary?

    • How much longer will it take?

    • Will graduate school be more beneficial?

Selecting a Major


Selecting a major factors to consider2
SELECTING A MAJORFactors to Consider

Do I know?

  • Job opportunities for graduates

  • Job market for graduates

  • Starting salaries for graduates

  • Expectations for the future in the profession

Selecting a Major


Selecting a major at texas tech university
SELECTING A MAJORat Texas Tech University

Texas Tech has websites and programs to help you select the best major for you:

  • Website: http://ram.tosm.ttu.edu/advising/discovery/index.php

  • Programs at Discovery!:

    • Major Map

    • Academic Physical

Selecting a Major


Investigating a major
Investigating a Major

Selecting a Major


Analysis of major example civil engineering
Analysis of MajorExample: Civil Engineering

AREAS

  • Structural

  • Urban Planning

  • Construction

  • Environmental

  • Water Resources

  • Transportation and Pipeline

  • Geotechnical

  • Surveying and Mapping

  • Materials

  • STATEGIES

  • Learn to work within a team.

  • Develop communication skills.

  • Develop physical stamina for outdoor work.

  • Get experience directing workers

  • Get experience organizing materials

  • Have ability to visualize in three dimensions

  • States may require licensing/registration.

  • EMPLOYERS

  • Construction

  • Engineering firms

  • Architectural firms

  • Utility companies

  • Oil companies

  • Telecommunication

  • Manufacturing

  • Consulting firms

  • Railroads

  • DESCRIPTION

  • Provides service to the community through development and improvement.

  • Works extensively with other professionals involved with the community.

  • Provides opportunity to work outdoors.

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Consequences of delaying and changing majors
Consequences of Delaying and Changing Majors

  • Waste of time – delays graduation

  • Waste of money – extra tuition

  • Waste of other people’s money –

  • Tuition funds 23.3% of TTU budget

  • State funds 76.0% of TTU budget

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