What Does Your Degree Choice Say About You?

Nov 10, 2015 | 7:36 pm

It’s finally that time. You’re ready to decide on a degree path. You may have heard a few things about friends and family who have already went on and experienced higher education; horror stories of all night study sessions, strict professors and never-ending pages of notes. One way for you to limit the horrors of college life is for you to pick a major that fits your personality. Here is a short description of what various degree choices say about the enrolled student and potential career options that accompany each degree path.

So, you’ve decided to enroll in a Communications degree program. You must love to talk, work in groups to get projects done, have good oral and written skills and enjoy staying up to date on popular culture. You may take notice of advertisements more than the average person or have a knack for dissecting and analyzing every film you watch. Career options that you may consider are advertising specialist, public relations specialist, screenwriter, journalist, social media strategist, and copywriter, amongst many others.

As a Psychology major, you are interested in the workings of the mind. You are interested in using the scientific method to conduct research, you may want to help mentally ill individuals or perhaps the workings of Sigmund Freud and Ivan Pavlov really ring your bell. Some career options a Psychology major may consider include counselor, human resource manager, or school/corporate/sports psychologist.

Criminal Justice
So, you’re considering being a Criminal Justice major. You probably enjoy helping members of the community, solving crimes, analyzing evidence, interviewing people and have a good moral compass. You may have been the type of kid who likes playing “Cops and Robbers” or loves a good detective story. Criminal Justice majors should, typically, be physically fit and ready for a job that can put you out on the streets or in an office setting. Careers for Criminal Justice majors include police officers, probation officers, forensic scientists, blood spatter analyst, correctional officers and many more.

If you’re interested in being Sociology major, we’re guessing you have an interest in class struggles and wealth discrepancies. Sociology majors understand that the world must be viewed through many lenses and that many different factors affect our society. The writings of Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim may have sparked a desire for you to better understand society. Career options for Sociology majors include social science researcher, HR personnel, city planner and other administration jobs.

As a Business major, you are in the business of money. You are most likely good with numbers, have an understanding of the stock market, don’t mind working long hours, enjoy the office environment and can handle the shifts and swings of an unpredictable financial market. Some career options that Business majors can vie for include stock market analyst, accountant, tax consultant, financial advisor, loan officer or many more.