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Major Exploration

As you explore various majors and the opportunities they represent, here are a list of resources that we offer to help you gain clarity and insight along the way.

FOCUS 2 is a comprehensive and reliable career and education decision making model that will help you select your major, make informed career decisions, and take action. The system is customized with Loyola’s majors and your assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs at the university. 

FOCUS 2 assesses your involvement and introduces activities that support career and education decision making. Career Readiness establishes the baseline. Includes your self described career and educational goals, academic strengths and weaknesses, career planning status, and personal development needs

You can take this assessment now by going here and signing up with your Loyola email address.

It's important to ask questions before deciding on a major or career.

  • How will my choice of major impact my career choices down the road?
  • What classes will my major require and will they give me the knowledge I need to succeed in my career?
  • What are common careers that people pursue with my degree?

What Can I Do With This Major? is a great tool for exploring the range of career options in a multitude of majors. It also lists links to other career sites that provide additional information about other career options.

Check out this quick video to get started exploring today!

In addition to strengths and personality preferences, interests often play into major choice and career direction. Based on Dr. John Holland's six career categories, or Holland Codes, the Strong Interest Inventory provides insight into how your unique interests can relate to career options. To take this assessment, please make an appointment with a career coach here.

Some students find that an in-depth report expressing their psychological preferences can help them establish a career path that best fits their natural inclinations. MBTI results indicate how an individual prefers to perceive, interact with, and make decisions in the world around them. Based on the theories of Carl Jung, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help students work more efficiently in teams, better express their strengths and preferences, and establish preferences in an ideal work environment. To take this assessment, please make an appointment with a career coach here.