DePaul University Office for Academic Advising Support > Choosing a Major

Tools for Choosing a Major

Meet with an OAAS Advisor

One of the first steps you can take toward choosing a major is sitting down with an OAAS advisor. We can help you learn about yourself and the many options available to you as a DePaul student. To schedule an appointment, call 773-325-7431. Want to know how to prepare for your appointment? Click here​.

Major/Minor List

Wondering about all of the majors DePaul offers? Knowing your academic options and discovering ways to try them out are key pieces of your major decision process. Click here to access the catalog's list of all undergraduate majors and minors.

Learn From a Mentor

Faced with many decisions, most college students feel uncertain about their career choices at some point. Talking to someone who's been there can help. The DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) offers a network of over 1,000 alumni and friends of DePaul who understand how important and sometimes challenging it could be to select a career that you would enjoy. Connecting with an ASK mentor gives you the chance to ask questions about a major or career and learn from other people's experiences. We invite you to speak to people from different fields so you can compare. To find out how to connect with ASK mentors, visit http://ask.depaul.edu.

What can I do with a major in ... ?

Wondering what kinds of career opportunities are available for a certain major? Check out this Career Center resource. It lists some career options, specific employers that might hire a graduate with this major and strategies to make you competitive for a particular field. This resource is particularly valuable when paired with an advising appointment. 

Themed Groupings

Themed Groupings allow you to explore areas of interest within your Liberal Studies Program. Make the most of your general education requirements by selecting courses that are meaningful to you! This document will show you how.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a fantastic resource from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can use it to search for hundreds of job titles and find out the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions and more. 

O*NET Online

The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.


In addition to the resources above, the OAAS brochure offers more strategies for exploring majors. Click here.