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Office of Academic Advising

Exploring Majors

Advice from Alexis

At UNI you have over 90 academic majors to choose from – and as many minors and certificates to consider adding to your academic program.  Like with careers, developing a sense of who you are – exploring your interests, values, skills, personality, and strengths – can make your exploring and connecting to academic majors a much easier task.

Meet with an academic advisor from the Office of Academic Advising to learn more and make connections to your academic major options.

Explore UNI academic majors and coursework through these resources:

  • UNI Majors and Programs – Explore UNI’s 90+ undergraduate majors or search majors by your interests.  Also includes information about minors and certificates available at UNI.
  • UNI Academic Catalog – Includes academic major requirements, course descriptions and requirements, and related academic policies and procedures.

Considering a professional graduate program after graduation?  Use the pre-professional guidesheets to assist you in course recommendations.


Attend Majors in Minutes - a fun, speed-dating approach to learning more about majors by visiting with upperclass student representatives in those majors.

You can also engage in self-exploration and your academic/career exploration journey through the Career Decision Making (POSTSEC 1050) two unit (elective credit) course offered at UNI.



Resources of Getting to Know YOU!

For many students, the decision making process can be made easier by knowing you - your interests, values, skills, personality, and strengths – and then connecting to majors and careers. At UNI we have these resources to help get you started:

  • Career Cruising – Use the web-based interactive survey ( Matchmaker) to answer questions about your likes and dislikes to find careers that match up with your interests.  [Free Assessment]
  • StrengthsQuest – Identify your strengths and gain insights into your areas of greatest potential – the things that you naturally do best.  [Fee-Based Assessment]
  • Strong Interest Inventory – Explore your interests and identify career and education/training options consistent with your interests.  [Fee-Based Assessment]
  • MBTI – Understand your personality type and connect with preferred work tasks, work environments, and job families.  [Fee-Based Assessment]

Make an appointment with your academic advisor (FAQ - Who is my Academic Advisor?) to start moving forward with one or more of these assessments and to help you make sense and connections of your results!