Choosing a Major

Many students are not aware that they will be required to complete freshman and sophomore courses that prepare them to enter their major as a junior. In some cases, it is difficult to be admitted to a university without these "lower-division major prerequisites", also known as "lower division major preparation" or just "major prep". You certainly cannot be admitted to your major at the university without them. Consequently, choosing a major as early as possible is important. The links below connect you to information about how to choose a major, impacted majors and exploring majors. If you are still unsure about your major, you should make an appointment with your MJC Counselor to get a referral to complete some career assessments.



If you are wondering what career/major may be best for you... or you need help finding the right college then you are at the right web site!  EUREKA has been helping students plan their careers for more than 25 years.  With Eureka you can research Colleges and Universities, find out what colleges offer your major, take assessment tests to help you find careers that may be right for you, learn about programs of study available for your chosen career.

Jobs Made Real

Jobs Made Real was conceived by Mike Marzalek, an Engineer in Northern California who realized after a meeting with an educator at a California Community College, that many students do not know what job or        careers exist, and have little visibility to what people really do in their jobs.  Mike partnered with his wife Suzy, who led the strategic direction.  The website features videos of people describing and engaged in doing   their jobs.  The website features thousands of videos of people doing their jobs and provides statistical data on job forecast and career information.  The website is educational in nature, while also engaging with elements of entertainment. 

Career one stop

Your source for career exploration, training and jobs.  Start your journey to a better career here.  Looking for assistance on Veterans, career changer, laid-off worker, worker with a criminal conviction, entry-level worker, older worker, young worker, worker with a disability,credential program resources available here. 

Get My Future

Need help with finding training, work experience, working for yourself, applying to college if so visit this site for helpful resources!  


The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. (Source: ONET website)

How to Choose a Major

Exploring Majors with Home Page

Books Available to Check-out in the Transfer Center
College Related Books

1. 100 Successful College Application Essays
2. How to Choose a College Major
3. Rugg's Recommendation On The Colleges 20th Edition
4. Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked questions about getting into college
5. College Essays That Make a Difference
6. College Majors (Scorecard)
7. 10 Best College Majors for Your Personality
8. Peterson's Guide to Two-year Colleges 
9. Peterson's Guide to Four-year Colleges 
10. Guide to College Visits