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Major and Career Exploration

  • The Major and Career Exploration Center is prepared to serve all students:

    Does this scenario sound familiar?

    As you approached your senior year in high school, you were probably questioned about what you wanted to major in while in college. Everyone but you seemed to have an answer. You didn’t even know all your alternatives, and didn’t want to pick before you had time to see what options are available to you. Being unsure of the answer to this is not uncommon, and that is OK. College will expose you to new topics, thought processes, and views on life.  

    Or this one?

    You entered college with an idea of what you wanted to major in and started taking major-related classes. Once in those classes, you may have experienced challenges with the content or found it not as interesting as you thought it would be. You enjoy college and some of your other classes, but are not really sure what major or career would be best for you.

    The Major and Career Exploration Center is designed to assist all students, regardless of class year, with making an informed decision. Through the use of various tools and resources, peer advisors will assist students through evaluating their options and sharing what IUP has to offer in relation to their interests. The proverbial doors will be opened, just as your mind will, as you travel through the higher education process. 

    Students may also want to consider taking DVST 170, Career Exploration. This class introduces students to the theoretical and practical framework with which to explore careers compatible with overall academic skills, aptitudes, and life goals.  Students will examine the world of work, assess their interests and abilities, and make realistic decisions on academic majors and careers.

    Learn more about DVST 170

    Stop by our office in Room 214 Pratt Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday; call us at 724-357-5701; or e-mail us at mcec-explore@iup.edu.

  • FAQ
    Frequently asked questions about the Major and Career Exploration Center
    Services
    Information about various services the office provides to help you decide on a major or career.