Major Selection

Appalachian State has several resources to help your student identify his or her preferences and provide a starting point for informed decision making about selecting a major and potential career path.

  • Career Gear: Career Finder and Career Explorer are tools under the “Resources” tab in Career Gear. They will help students identify interests and how they relate to careers.
  • Careers in My Major: This page lists the majors offered at Appalachian State. Each page will shows skills and careers related to each major.
  • The Career Exploration Office: provides access to Focus, an assessment tool that can help you clarify strengths, interests and professional goals.

For more information on the benefits of choosing a business major, check out "What's it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors" (PDF).