Books for Choosing a College Major

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Choosing your college major isn't the terminal life sentence it might seem, and most students certainly don't figure it out the moment they step on campus. Discovering the field of study you want to pursue is an evolving process, and it becomes clearer the more you learn about yourself.

Fortunately, to speed the process so you can declare a major before your four years at college are up, some cool reads are available. The following books can help match you up with the right college and major.

Guide to College Majors: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Major, 2008 Edition [The Princeton Review]Best feature: Provides information on more than 350 majors, including potential salaries for jobs in that field, sample curricula and tips for high school preparation

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Choosing your college major isn't the terminal life sentence it might seem, and most students certainly don't figure it out the moment they step on campus. Discovering the field of study you want to pursue is an evolving process, and it becomes clearer the more you learn about yourself.

Fortunately, to speed the process so you can declare a major before your four years at college are up, some cool reads are available. The following books can help match you up with the right college and major.

Guide to College Majors: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Major, 2008 Edition
[The Princeton Review]
Best feature: Provides information on more than 350 majors, including potential salaries for jobs in that field, sample curricula and tips for high school preparation

Fishing For a Major: What You Need to Know Before You Declare
[Prentice Hall Press]
Best feature: Prepared by students who have recently gone through the grueling process; a how-to by those who have-done

How to Choose a College Major
[McGraw-Hill]
Best feature: Filled with worksheets and writing exercises to help you determine your skills, goals and interests, and tips on how to match them with the right major


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