Connecting Majors to Careers

Your choice of academic major is one of the most important decisions you will make in college, yet, it will not affect your career as much as you may think!  A college major does not automatically open or close doors to any particular field, industry, or profession.  When it comes to the practical strategies for starting a career, it is the excellent liberal arts education you receive, plus experience, that can make all the difference!  Wesleyan alumni go on to do remarkable things with every major Wesleyan has to offer.

For each major that interests you in the list below, choose "Summary Handout" to find an outline of potential career options, typical employers, and strategies designed to facilitate career entry. Choose "Web Sites" to find a list of recommended sites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.

Keep in mind that the "Handout" sheets and Web sites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list.  Explore several Handouts and Web sites from multiple majors to help you learn about a range of career opportunities.

Disclaimers: Please note that the pages listed under "Web Sites" are not maintained by the Career Center but are provided as a convenience. Also, Wesleyan does not offer all of the majors listed below; however, the Career Center has provided the additional majors for research and information purposes.

When satisfied with your investigation here, proceed to Step 3: Researching Careers.

Major Areas of Employment,
Employers and Strategies
Recommended
Web Sites
Accounting Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Advertising Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Agriculture & Natural Resources Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Allied Health Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Anthropology/Archaeology Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Architecture Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Art Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Athletics & Sport Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Audiology/Speech Pathology Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Biochemistry Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Biological Sciences (Biology, Zoology, Microbiology) Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Botany Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Broadcasting Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Business Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Chemistry Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Child & Family Studies Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Classics Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Communications Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Computer Science Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Economics Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Education Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Engineering Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
English Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Environmental Studies/Sciences Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Finance Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Foreign Language Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Geography Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Geology Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Government & Political Science Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
History Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Hospitality/Hotel & Restaurant Admin. Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Information & Library Science Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Journalism Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Law Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Logistics Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Management Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Management Information Systems Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Marketing Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Mathematics Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Music Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Nursing Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Nutrition Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Philosophy Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Physics Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Psychology Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Public Administration Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Recreation & Tourism Management Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Religious Studies Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Retail/Merchandising Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Social Work Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Sociology Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Speech Communication Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites
Theater Summary "Handout" (PDF) Web Sites

When finished with your investigation here, proceed to Step 3: Researching Careers.