University of Minnesota

Getting Started

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Deciding on which major you want to pursue can feel overwhelming. With more than 140 major options at the U, it can be difficult to know what kinds of activities and information will help you identify the majors that are a good "fit". Fortunately, many resources exist to help you in your major exploration process.

Before working with CAPE services, there are a few easy steps to get started on finding a major. This "Getting Started" guide suggests three different starting points for your major exploration. Start with the statement that best matches you right now, but check out the other sections as well.

I want to learn about...

My interests & how they relate to majors and careers

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I want to learn about...

Major options at the University

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I want to learn about...


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Have a question or not sure which of these statements to start with? Check out our CAPE services or visit with one of our Peer Coaches duing Drop-in Hours.

Center for Academic Planning and Exploration

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222 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
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