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The Penn State Beaver Office of Career Services can help you examine academic majors as they relate to your career interests. The following resources are available to help you explore options for your major.

In addition to the resources below, students are encouraged to visit the Office of Career Services located in the room 101, Student Development Office, Student Union Building. Appointments are encouraged, but students are always welcome to come to the office to be seen, if scheduling permits.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Brenda Schultz, student personal and career counselor, 724-773-3961.

Entrance-to-Major requirements and other academic information should be reviewed with your academic advisor or by contacting Gretchen Samchuck, coordinator, Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and Advising, 724-773-3677. You may also make an appointment with Ms. Samchuck by contacting Jennie Ward, staff assistant, DUS Office, 724-773-3789, or stop by her office in room 102, Ross Administration Building.

Penn State Majors

  • Major themes: Complete an interest survey about majors and find majors related to your interests.These surveys and quizzes can help you identify academic and personal interests and relate them to areas of study. Then think about what you've discovered and work with an advisor to learn more.
  • List of Penn State baccalaureate majors: Browse through a list of majors offered at Penn State.
  • Majors that can be completed at Beaver: Review the list of four-year degrees that can be completed at Penn State Beaver.
  • Associate degree majors by campus: Browse through a list of the associate degrees offered at Penn State campuses.
  • Penn State University Bulletin: The primary purpose of this bulletin is to provide users with information about Penn State's academic undergraduate degree programs, but it can also be very helpful in selecting the right degree and career.

What can I do with this major?

Whether you're exploring multiple majors or searching for information about a specific field, the information found at "What can I do with this major?" can help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and the employers who hire people with certain majors. This site will also help you learn about strategies that make you into a "marketable" candidate and provide you with research information about majors and careers.

Explore Careers

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the government's premier source for career guidance and features hundreds of occupations.

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database, which is central to the project, contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public for free, is continuously updated by surveys conducted with a broad range of workers from each occupation. 

Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

The Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone who is interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Explore more than 185 degree fields and learn about education requirements, salaries, networking, pre-college ideas, and career planning resources. Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers. Most resources are also available as PowerPoint presentations and podcasts.

Explore Graduate School and More

Petersons.com: The Education & Career Center: Use this website to search for colleges, universities, graduate schools, study abroad opportunities, and more. Also, check out the sections on "Financing Education" and "Careers and Jobs."

Get more information on pursing advanced degrees.

 

Brenda Schultz, MA
Student Development Center
724-773-3961

Stephanie DeMaro
Room 113-G
Student Union Building
724-773-3959 or
724-773-3953

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