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Are you trying to figure out what to major in? Are you wondering how to use your degree in the world of work? Created by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is a practical guide to majors and careers, to supplement your career exploration or job search efforts.

Three great ways to explore this resource

View All Majors

Use the "View All Majors" tab to see a list of the 80 majors outlined on the site. Click on any major title to access information and links.

The information outlines common career areas students enter with this major, typical employers that hire students in this field, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list.

The websites included in the links section provide additional information about each major and the occupations commonly associated with it. 


Use the "Categories" tab to explore multiple majors within one of eleven interest areas.

The categories are particularly useful if you have a general idea about the types of majors that appeal to you and want to learn about more specific major options. You will find that many majors fall into more than one category.


Use the search feature to find majors that include a particular subject. For example, search for "counseling" to see all the majors that list it as an area. This helps you see the wide variety of paths you can choose to reach a particular career

To access the resources within "What Can I Do With This Major":

  1. Log on to Handshake using your mySFA credentials.
  2. On the homepage, click on “Career Center”.
  3. Click on “Resources”.
  4. Click on “What Can I Do With This Major?”


SFA's CCPD has a contract with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville to offer this resource. If you have any questions or concerns about the "What Can I Do With This Major" website, email



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