Exploring Majors and Careers


Use the resources below to:

Learn about the relationship between your choice of major and careers

At CCE, we get a lot of questions from students about the connection between majors and career choices. We have compiled answers to the most commonly asked questions and encourage you to speak further with CCE career counselors, advisors, faculty members, alumni, and mentors to learn more.

Find out what you can do with your major and how your Columbia degree can help you to get there

Click on the links below to view the PDFs:




      Natural Sciences

      Social Sciences


      Explore career choices and expand your knowledge about options

      • What Can I Do With This Major? This site helps you to connect specific majors to a variety of career options and learn about strategies for building experience inside and outside of the classroom.
      • My Plan - Helps with choosing a major, exploring options, and planning ahead for your career. Offers a list of online resources that supply information from "What Can I do with a Major In" to advice on choosing a major and/or career path.
      • Career InfoNet - Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Information about occupations, industries, and more.
      • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about hundreds of occupations and the educational paths and experiences that lead to them.
      • O*NET - One of the nation's primary sources of occupational information from the US Department of Labor. Search occupations by skills and interests, as well as educational paths. Under the Crosswalks/Educational Crosswalks link, search your major or prospective major's code here to learn about connected careers.
      • MySkills MyFuture From the US Department of Labor, helps career changers find careers with similar skills to their last positions