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Choosing a Major

Choosing a major can be one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make but know that you have resources and people in your corner to help you make the decision.

At UW Oshkosh you might work with any of the following offices to help you make a decision on your major:

Undergraduate Academic Resource Center

It takes time and hard work to decide which major is right for you. UARC at UW Oshkosh has many resources listed on their website for you to use when making this decision. Learn more about choosing your major.

Career & Professional Development

Career & Professional Development will help you better understand the occupations you might be considering. You’ll be able to connect with Career Advisors assigned to each college who have a good understanding of the courses you might be taking, the needs of your desired industry, and the skills/abilities you’ll need to gain/experience before making the transition to the world of work.

Career Exploration Resources

Career Locker (formerly WISCareers)

This website provides new knowledge and effective practices for strengthening learning and career development in and across education, workplace, family and community settings for Wisconsin. Learn more about Career Locker and its database resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website provides valuable assistance to help you make a decision on a future career. The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on:

  • Training and education needs;
  • Earnings;
  • Expected job prospects;
  • What workers do on the job; and
  • Working conditions.

View the Occupational Outlook Handbook online.


This website provides occupational information, such as interests, skills and values related to an occupation and characteristics of workers and their occupations. Visit O*net to learn more.

Career Exploration CareerSpots Videos

CareerSpots Resources for Exploring Careers