Major Exploration & Career Design

Find Your Passion, Design Your Future

Whether you are choosing a major or considering career options, the WSU Major Exploration and Career Design program was designed for you! The program is built with busy student schedules in mind and provides help to students in choosing a major, creating an academic plan, and designing potential career paths.

How can I get help choosing a major?

Resources in this area are for students who have not yet declared a major at WSU. As a student, you can take a free career assessment 

Heads up, Wildcats only! This program is just for WSU students. If you are taking concurrent enrollment through WSU, you will need to pay for the Strong Interest Inventory. 

Step 1: Take the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Assessment

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is an assessment tool that helps identify your career interests and explore potential occupations and majors. 

  1. Click on the link below to take the assessment (free for WSU students)

    WSU Students: Click Here to take the SII

  2. Review your results by attending a one hour Major Exploration Workshop (see instructions to the right). Please ensure you complete the assessment at least one day before your scheduled workshop date.

Step 2: Attend a Major Exploration Workshop

You will receive the results to your Strong Interest Inventory Assessment during an in-person or virtual Major Exploration workshop. These workshops are appointment only and scheduled through Starfish using the link below.

  • Tuesdays, 11am - Noon in SC 141
  • Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. in SC 141
  • Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. in SC 141

If you are having issues scheduling a workshop, are not at the Ogden campus,  the above times work for you, please contact us at or give us a call at 801-626-6752.

Step 3: Meet With an Exploratory Advisor

After you attend the workshop, if you need additional help please schedule a one-on-one appointment with an exploratory advisor

How do I create an academic plan for my major?

Resources in this area are for students who have declared a major and need help choosing classes or making academic decisions.

Meet with the academic advisor for your major

Unsure on who the academic advisor for your major is or how to schedule an appointment? Use the university's find my advisor tool tool. Simply click on the academic college your major belongs to and then select the program that corresponds to your major.

How can I get help designing potential career paths?

Resources in this area are for students who have declared a major and need help designing potential career paths. 

Get help designing your future


  • Want to explore career options with you major? Schedule and attend a 30-minute career design workshop! 
        1) Go to WSU Handshake and enter your Wildcat username and password
        2) Find a "Career Design Workshop" date/time that works for you and select it by clicking on it.
        3) Click on the "register" button

         * This workshop will also have information for those who are considering changing their major. 
  • Need help finding employment or navigating career challenges? Meet with the career counselor for your major.
  • Want help developing career skills (resume writing, interviewing, etc.) OR would you like a free professional headshot?  Drop into the WSU Career Station.


Helpful Online Major & Career Resources

Website Resource Type Description
WSU Major Pages Major Exploration Quick access to information on WSU's 100+ majors and programs. Searchable by interest area or major name. Includes links to the course requirements for each major and basic career information.
WSU Catalog Major Exploration Alphabetical list of programs and requirements sorted by major/minor.
Holland Code Theory Video Major
Short video that gives a brief explanation of the Holland Interest Clusters (these are used on the Strong Interest Inventory). 
Exploratory Advisor Appointments Major 
If you have academic questions but have not yet decided on a major, the Student Success Center can help. In addition to assisting students who are working on their Associate of General Studies degree, they can also help undecided students create a temporary academic plan while they are exploring options. 
Find My Advisor Academic Advisement Once you have decided on a major, the academic advisor for that major can help create an academic plan, choose classes, and manage academic challenges that may arise.
CatTracks Academic Advisement Use WSU CatTracks to monitor your academic progress toward graduation. In addition, you can use the "What-if" feature to see how long it would take to graduate with different majors.
Weber Graduation MAPs Academic Advisement View a suggested course sequence and semester-by-semester plan for graduating efficiently and rapidly with your chosen major.
WSU Career Station Career Design &
Drop in for resume reviews, cover letter reviews, interview assistance, help with online portfolios (Wildcat Handshake, LinkedIn, Portfolium), or a professional headshot! All services are free.
Career Counselor Appointments Career Design & Readiness Meet with the career counselor for your major to discuss employment options,  
What Can I Do With My Degree? Career Design &
Employment information by major including major industries, employer types, strategies for success, and related professional associations. When access this resource through the link to the left it is free (sponsored by WSU Career Services).
Occupational Outlook Handbook Career Design & Readiness Statistics on hundreds of occupations published by the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes educational requirements, salary data, related occupations, and more.
O*Net Career Design &
Database of occupational information published by the U.S. Department of Labor. Focuses on job responsibilities, associated skills, related career values, and more. Includes the Holland Code for each occupation. Go to Focus > Interests to search by Holland Code.
Wildcat Handshake Career Design &
Job listings, internships, employer information, and upcoming career-related events. Provided by WSU Career Services