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Explore Majors and Minors

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Now that you have done some self-discovery and learned more about yourself, you will be able to identify possible majors of interest. By exploring academic requirements for these selected majors, you will better understand the fields of study and be better able to select one that best fits your interests and abilities.

Fresno State offers a diverse and high-quality education. Undergraduate degrees and programs span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as a variety of professional-related areas, such as agriculture, business, engineering, health science, and education. Many of Fresno State's disciplines have received accreditations, certifications, national and international acclaim, or other special recognitions, adding to the excitement and intrigue of your potential major.

Spend some time exploring the majors offered at Fresno State and identifying those of possible interest. Then, read about the major department, required courses, and course descriptions. In this way, you will better understand the field of study and be able to determine which one, or ones, spark an interest.

Fresno State is sure to have a major that interests you. However, remember that your choice of a major does not necessarily dictate what careers you will be able to enjoy unless technical or specialized training and education are required. Selecting a major that interests you is the first step to creating a career path that can lead you on an exciting and memorable journey.

Once you have learned more about yourself and selected possible majors to consider, it's time to explore how careers may be related to majors. Remember, in most cases, your career is not determined by your major. Your college education provides a solid foundation for many possible and future career choices.  Knowing that you can work with a career counselor from your first semester is reassuring. To meet with a career counselor, visit the Career Development Center in the University Student Union (USU) Room 306 or call 559.278.2381 or email


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Majors & Minors at Fresno State

Click here to find a list of all of the majors and minors offered at Fresno State.

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Majors to Careers

Are you interested in a major but unsure what careers you can go into with that major? Click here to explore your majors of interest and see the different jobs & career fields you can go into based on that major.

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University Catalog

This will link you directly to the current University Catalog for further information on degree programs and their requirements.

Self Assessments

How do I select a major that is right for me?  This can be a very overwhelming thing to think about.  Start by taking some self assessments or completing some of our worksheets to begin the process.  These can be reviewed with your academic counselor in the University Advising Center.

 Major exploration handout

Exploration Handout
Assessment What does it measure? How to take it
Focus 2 Interests, Values, Personality, Skills, Leisure Register here with your Fresno State email address.  Access Code: bulldogs
California Career Zone Interests, Skills, Work Importance Register here
O*Net Career Exploration Tools Abilities, Interests, Work Importance Access here

Select the ONE theme that you most align within your major search.  Complete the worksheet prior to meeting with your academic counselor.

How Do I Select a Major That’s Right For Me? This is a process.  Think through the following:

Major exploration process

  Adopted from CSU Fullerton

Major Exploration Events 

Choosing a Major Workshop hosted by The Learning Center

This workshop will introduce campus resources, career assessments, and more tools that are available to help students explore major options and narrow down the specific details from their interests to help determine a choice.