Academic Advising Center

Major Explorer Guides

Undecided on a major?

Want to find out more, but aren't sure where to start? Use the links on the left to find out about and compare UAF majors. The information you find here comes directly from faculty and staff and UAF departments, the people that know the programs best. Each page provides a:

  • Description - what the major or program is all about
  • General Interest Area - areas of interest typical for people in this major, may help those deciding determine if this is a field they would like
  • High School Background - how to prepare to enter this major if you are still in high school. College level juniors and seniors can still find relevant information on how to prepare
  • Plan of Study - the types of courses you can expect to take in this major
  • How to get involved - opportunities outside of the classroom that build your resume and give you the edge when applying for jobs. May include clubs, internships, student jobs or volunteer opportunities.
  • Career and Graduate Possibilities - What you DO with this degree - once graduated, how is the degree useful for you.
  • Related Websites - UAF department information, degree worksheets and catalog descriptions as well as professional organizations and study aids.

Want more information?

  • Take an exploratory inventory such as AKCIS or the Strong Interest Inventory to help you narrow down where your interests are - contact the Academic Advising Center for a password.
  • Attend MAJOR MANIA and talk with representatives from the departments you are interested in.
  • Visit Career Services for what you can do with a certain major
  • See the Occupational Outlook Handbook for up-to-date national data on how to prepare for specific jobs and what you can expect once you get there.
  • Visit O*Net to search for occupations, find out more about areas of interest and research jobs that match your skills.