By 30 Credits

First Year/30 credits

By the end of your first year, you should make a purposeful selection of a major.

Students should be able to:

1.1 Describe personal preferences, strengths, interests, values
1.2 Describe career opportunities from the major, in the home region
1.3 Declare a major and have a nine-semester MAP

What You Can Do

Self Assessment

**FOCUS 2: Students can register and complete on their own, get results immediately.  A quick and easy assessment of personality, interests, values, and skills, and personalizes the results to career options. Review results with a career manager or academic advisor if desired. Career Services offers a workshop for group interpretations .

Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Available through Career Services. A high quality personality assessment which is interpreted in terms of career options. Most effective if taken and reviewed with a trained career manager or academic advisor.  Career Services offers a workshop for group interpretations.

Strong Interest Inventory: Available through Career Services. Based on Dr. John Holland’s vocational psychology, this assessment provides students with a three letter Holland occupation code, which is widely used for job classifications.  Must be reviewed with a trained career manager or academic advisor.  Career Services offers a workshop for group interpretations.

Sign up for a course - CR DEV 102: a 1-credit hour course which can be taken online or face to face, half a semester or semester long.  A step by step career development course.  Students will make confident choices in a major & career as a result of this course.


What Can I Do With This Major? Great resource which outlines potential career paths from a diversity of majors. Provided by the Univ. of Tenn.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics provides information which describes in detail the nature of work, educational requirements, pay, job outlook, and related occupations. 

O*NET Search occupations using the three letter occupational code.

Conduct an Informational Interview: Explore career paths by interviewing two professionals in career paths in which the students are interested.  Find someone in their home network, or visiting employers at on-campus events such as Career Fair.  

Do a Job Shadow: Spend a few hours on the job with a professional in a career a student likes.

BYU-Hawaii majors: Lists all majors, minors, & certificates.

Declare a Major: Students have officially declared their major when they have met with their academic advisor and created a nine-semester MAP. See Resources Academic Advising information.