Student Services


Exploring Majors and Careers


The Career Development Center and the Advising Center have developed “Exploring Major and Career Possibilities" web resource that specifically address majors at Purchase College. Visit any major in the sidebar to find out about the Purchase major, career possibilities, job search links and more! 

For  information on specific majors, please visit the 8 Semester Graduation Plan for majors you are exploring. 

Go to the Major Channel on Candid Career to view informational interviews with professionals to continue to explore majors and careers. 


: View employers by major in New York and Nationwide who have hired employees in specific majors through Buzzfile

Myths about Majors

Undecided?  Enroll for ...
Career Planning and Decision Making / IDI 1550 / 1 credit / Fall
Designed to assist students who are beginning a career, have not yet selected their major, or are undecided on their career goals. Students apply research and career-development theory to examine how to formulate and make major and career decisions. Experiential activities include interest testing, skills and values identification, informational interviews, writing résumés and cover letters, conducting career research, interviewing skills, and the internship and job search. Participants gain insight into their career development through assessments, exploratory activities, and discussion. Limited to exploring sophomores and juniors.

Academic Resource Center: Advising Center
Speak with your academic advisor, or make an appointment with an advisor in the Advising Center for further discussion. You should talk to heads of Boards of Study, and professors,  learn about the courses offered, and examples of senior projects completed in different majors from previous students.  Talk to RA’s and upper-classmen to gain a sense of how they perceive their departments’ strengths and weaknesses.

If you are still undecided, the Career Development Center offers a number of assessment tools to help you focus on your interests.  Make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss the resources that would be most helpful for your needs.


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Updated 8/15