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Western Colorado's Selective University

What To Do With A Major?

Use the links below to learn about career possibilities associated with different programs of study at Colorado Mesa University. For steps on declaring or changing your major see Declaring/Changing a Major or Minor. To explore more information about each of these programs here at CMU see Explore a Colorado Mesa University Major.



Biological & Physical Sciences

Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics

Health Sciences



Mechanical Engineering

Performing Arts

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Teacher Education

Also learn more about our WCCC technical programs at

WTDWM Research Resources

Academic Majors and Program Sheets

Explore different programs at Colorado Mesa; learn about graduation requirements; and find information about different career fields associated with specific programs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2011-12 Edition

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

This computerized inventory serves as an aid to making educational and occupational choices by relating personal interests to a wide variety of career fields. Students and alumni are able to identify those careers which most parallel their interests. The first assessment for students is free, for more fee information see or Career Assessments page.


The official job site for the United States Federal Government, you can use USA JOBS to find jobs that are best suited for you based on your interests. You can also investigate jobs that include tasks you like to do. When you indicate the kinds of tasks you prefer, they will be matched to jobs available in the government. This list contains some of the most common occupations in the Federal government but not all Federal jobs are represented. As an experienced job seeker, you may already have a particular Federal Job in mind. Find descriptions and minimum qualifications necessary for that job. Find private sector jobs that are similar to the Federal job you are currently performing or are interested in performing.

O*NET Online

Use this free, online resource to find detailed occupation information including descriptions, education and training, wage information, and employment trends. Search for information by using keywords, browsing by job families or descriptions. You can also assess your skill areas to find matching occupations.