Major & Career Exploration

Finding the right major and career path can be a stressful, yet exciting, part of your college career. Your Academic Adviser focuses a portion of advising on major and career exploration. There are many useful campus resources which assist in guiding students to find the right major and career path.

UWSP Resources

General Education Program (GEP) The GEP applies to all students regardless of degree type.
Majors by Interest Area A PDF that also includes a list of current academic programs.
Admissions Majors and Minors A-Z List Provided by the Admissions Office, this page has links to departments websites, graduation plans, and videos.
Course Catalog Majors, Minors, & Certificates A-Z List Provided by the 2018-19 Catalog publication, this page includes links to course descriptions.
Follow-Up Studies of UWSP Graduates Program and employment data on UWSP graduates.

Other Resources

CareerLocker Helping students and individuals plan for the future! Current UWSP students and alumni have access to this great resource and can contact for the access code.
16Personalities Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do the things the way you do, for free!
What Can I Do With This Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. 
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Campus/Community Involvement

Opportunities for involvement and employment exist on the UWSP campuses. Getting involved is essential in building a well-rounded, college experience and often leads a student to their chosen major and career. Find out more at: Campus Activities & Student Engagement (CASE).

Student Support Services

There are services available on campus to help you be successful, both inside and outside the classroom. Learn more about available Student Support Services.

For Parents & Family

It takes a village and UWSP understands families want to help students make the most of their educational experience. Feel free to access A Parent’s Guide to Career Development, and learn ways to best support your student!


Career Advice on Video