Let’s talk about majors

Majors search on laptop

One important thing to remember when choosing a college is understanding if they offer any of the majors that you’re interested in. What exactly is a major? A major is a specific subject area that you choose to specialize in.  Wisconsin’s private colleges offer over 420 fields of study, so there are a lot of options to choose from.

Choosing a major right away can feel stressful, but colleges will allow you explore classes in different fields before settling on a major. There are also options like double majoring or choosing a major and a minor field to study. Though it might seem like a big commitment, keep in mind that many students change their major at some point in their college career.

Search majors and minors

Want to see which colleges offer which majors?  Wisconsin’s private colleges make the research easy with this search tool.

Look into direct admission options

If you already have an idea of what you want to major in, find out if the colleges you’re interested in offer direct admission to that program – many private colleges do! “Direct admit” means that you are guaranteed a spot and will not have to apply again for admission into a particular area after your first year (such as the nursing or business school).

Schedule a visit

If you’ve narrowed down your choices with the search tool or are just eager to start exploring colleges, sign up for a visit. Being on campus will give you new insight into the academic options, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more by talking to students and admissions staff.


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