Strategies for Choosing a Major at UCF

Choosing a major is a major decision in life. These tips can help you in exploring career options that fit your interests and goals even if you are already declared.


Create an account with the UCF group license: XCDDVQAF. Take the assessments to determine your values, interests, personality and skills. Match your preferences to career possibilities. Look at the career database which includes career profiles, job descriptions, educational requirements and career outlook information.

Choices Planner

Learn about yourself with assessments and connect your academic plans with career goals. This site offers an interest inventory to profile work interests and help match them to career options; work values sorter to learn more about what you value regarding work tasks and work place environments; and a basic skills survey to help you learn more about 10 key skill areas to determine which skills need more development to achieve career goals.

UCF Degree Programs

UCF offers a wide variety of majors. Check out the Undergraduate Catalog for degree information for all majors at UCF.

What Can I Do with This Major?

This resource helps you connect majors with careers. Includes common career areas, typical employers and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Also includes a list of websites that provide information about majors and careers.

Princeton Review Career Autobiography

This site allows you to view information about thousands of careers, including facts and figures, related majors, graduate programs, present and future information, and quality of life two years, five years and ten years in.


The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Produced by the US Department of Labor, this resource overviews specific work tasks, employment environments, educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary ranges for a wide variety of occupations.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

UCF Library Career Research Guide

A resource within the UCF Library. To access off campus, you must first activate your library card. Provides references to a variety of career planning and employment seeking tools.

Career Services

Career Services offers numerous real world experiences that will gear you up for your career. Check out the site for more details.

Office of Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning, in Undergraduate Studies, promotes and instructs applied learning courses for students, supports quality experiential learning course development among faculty, and assists employers to meet their workforce development needs.