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Book description

Everything students need to know to overcome panic and choose a major for rewarding education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Need to declare a major? Don’t panic!
  5. Contents
  6. INTRODUCTION: Choose Your Major Without Breaking Into a Cold Sweat
    1. The Strategy This Book Uses
    2. How You Can Benefit from This Book
    3. Sources of the Information in This Book
      1. Department of Labor’s O*NET Database
      2. College Web Sites
    4. Final Points
  7. CHAPTER 1: The Parts of a Major Decision
    1. What Is a Major?
    2. What About Concentrations, Minors, and Double Majors?
      1. Concentrations
      2. Minors
      3. Double Majors
    3. Changing Majors
    4. Factors That Should Be Part of the Decision
      1. Time and Expense Required
      2. Competition
    5. Key Points: Chapter 1
  8. CHAPTER 2: What Is Your Personality Type?
    1. Your Personality Type: The Six Holland Types
    2. Personality Types Checklist
    3. Relating Personality Types to College Majors and Careers
      1. Personality Types and Related College Majors and Careers
        1. Personality Type: Realistic
        2. Personality Type: Investigative
        3. Personality Type: Artistic
        4. Personality Type: Social
        5. Personality Type: Enterprising
        6. Personality Type: Conventional
    4. Key Points: Chapter 2
  9. CHAPTER 3: What Are Your Skills?
    1. Skills Checklist
    2. Relating Your Skills to College Majors and Careers
      1. Skills and Related College Majors and Careers
        1. Skill: ACTIVE LEARNING
        2. Skill: COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING
        3. Skill: COORDINATION
        4. Skill: CRITICAL THINKING
        5. Skill: EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
        6. Skill: EQUIPMENT SELECTION
        7. Skill: INSTALLATION
        8. Skill: INSTRUCTING
        9. Skill: JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING
        10. Skill: LEARNING STRATEGIES
        11. Skill: MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
        12. Skill: MANAGEMENT OF MATERIAL RESOURCES
        13. Skill: MANAGEMENT OF PERSONNEL RESOURCES
        14. Skill: MATHEMATICS
        15. Skill: MONITORING
        16. Skill: NEGOTIATION
        17. Skill: OPERATIONS ANALYSIS
        18. Skill: PROGRAMMING
        19. Skill: QUALITY CONTROL ANALYSIS
        20. Skill: READING COMPREHENSION
        21. Skill: REPAIRING
        22. Skill: SCIENCE
        23. Skill: SERVICE ORIENTATION
        24. Skill: SOCIAL PERCEPTIVENESS
        25. Skill: SPEAKING
        26. Skill: TECHNOLOGY DESIGN
        27. Skill: TIME MANAGEMENT
        28. Skill: WRITING
    3. Key Points: Chapter 3
  10. CHAPTER 4: What Were Your Favorite High School Courses?
    1. My Favorite High School Courses
    2. Relating High School Courses to College Majors and Careers
      1. High School Courses and Related College Majors and Careers
        1. High School Course: ALGEBRA, See PRE-CALCULUS OR CALCULUS
        2. High School Course: ART
        3. High School Course: BIOLOGY
        4. High School Course: CALCULUS
        5. High School Course: CHEMISTRY
        6. High School Course: CHINESE, See FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        7. High School Course: COMPUTER SCIENCE
        8. High School Course: DANCE
        9. High School Course: ENGLISH, See LITERATURE
        10. High School Course: FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        11. High School Course: FRENCH, See FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        12. High School Course: GEOGRAPHY
        13. High School Course: GEOMETRY, See PRE-CALCULUS or CALCULUS
        14. High School Course: GERMAN, See FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        15. High School Course: HISTORY
        16. High School Course: HOME ECONOMICS
        17. High School Course: INDUSTRIAL ARTS
        18. High School Course: JAPANESE, See FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        19. High School Course: KEYBOARDING
        20. High School Course: LITERATURE
        21. High School Course: MECHANICAL DRAWING
        22. High School Course: MUSIC
        23. High School Course: OFFICE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
        24. High School Course: PHOTOGRAPHY
        25. High School Course: PHYSICS/PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
        26. High School Course: PRE-CALCULUS
        27. High School Course: PUBLIC SPEAKING
        28. High School Course: SOCIAL SCIENCE
        29. High School Course: SPANISH, See FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        30. High School Course: TRIGONOMETRY, See PRE-CALCULUS or CALCULUS
    3. Key Points: Chapter 4
  11. CHAPTER 5: Your Hot List of College Majors and Careers
    1. Compiling Your Hot List
    2. Key Points: Chapter 5
  12. CHAPTER 6: Review College Majors and Related Careers
    1. Accounting
    2. Actuarial Science
    3. Advertising
    4. Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
    5. African-American Studies
    6. Agricultural Business and Economics
    7. Agricultural Engineering
    8. Agronomy and Crop Science
    9. American Studies
    10. Animal Science
    11. Anthropology
    12. Archeology
    13. Architecture
    14. Area Studies
    15. Art
    16. Art History
    17. Astronomy
    18. Biochemistry
    19. Bioengineering
    20. Biology
    21. Botany
    22. Business Education
    23. Business Management
    24. Chemical Engineering
    25. Chemistry
    26. Chinese
    27. Chiropractic
    28. Civil Engineering
    29. Classics
    30. Communications Studies/Speech
    31. Computer Engineering
    32. Computer Science
    33. Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
    34. Dance
    35. Dentistry
    36. Dietetics
    37. Drama/Theater Arts
    38. Early Childhood Education
    39. Economics
    40. Electrical Engineering
    41. Elementary Education
    42. English
    43. Environmental Science
    44. Family and Consumer Sciences
    45. Film/Cinema Studies
    46. Finance
    47. Food Science
    48. Forestry
    49. French
    50. Geography
    51. Geology
    52. Geophysics
    53. German
    54. Graphic Design, Commercial Art, and Illustration
    55. Health Information Systems Administration
    56. History
    57. Hospital/Health Facilities Administration
    58. Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Management
    59. Human Resources Management
    60. Humanities
    61. Industrial and Labor Relations
    62. Industrial Design
    63. Industrial Engineering
    64. Industrial/Technology Education
    65. Insurance
    66. Interior Design
    67. International Business
    68. International Relations
    69. Japanese
    70. Journalism and Mass Communications
    71. Landscape Architecture
    72. Law
    73. Library Science
    74. Management Information Systems
    75. Marketing
    76. Materials Science
    77. Mathematics
    78. Mechanical Engineering
    79. Medical Technology
    80. Medicine
    81. Metallurgical Engineering
    82. Microbiology
    83. Modern Foreign Language
    84. Music
    85. Nursing (RN Training)
    86. Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
    87. Occupational Therapy
    88. Oceanography
    89. Operations Management
    90. Optometry
    91. Orthotics/Prosthetics
    92. Parks and Recreation Management
    93. Petroleum Engineering
    94. Pharmacy
    95. Philosophy
    96. Physical Education
    97. Physical Therapy
    98. Physician Assisting
    99. Physics
    100. Podiatry
    101. Political Science
    102. Psychology
    103. Public Administration
    104. Public Relations
    105. Religion/Religious Studies
    106. Russian
    107. Secondary Education
    108. Social Work
    109. Sociology
    110. Soil Science
    111. Spanish
    112. Special Education
    113. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    114. Statistics
    115. Transportation and Logistics Management
    116. Urban Studies
    117. Veterinary Medicine
    118. Wildlife Management
    119. Women’s Studies
    120. Zoology
    121. Key Points: Chapter 6
  13. CHAPTER 7: Make Decisions and Plans
    1. A Framework for Deciding
    2. A Framework for Planning
    3. Key Points: Chapter 7
  14. Index