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Jobs for social science majors

Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? Enter social science. Broadly speaking, social science is the study of society and the way people behave and interact as a culture. It includes psychology, sociology and anthropology, linguistics and political science as fields of study. The short definitions of each field are: 

Jobs for chemistry majors

Chemistry is the science of substances and interactions. Why does it matter? (smile) Because chemistry defines our world — it literally involves everything. There are many areas of study that fall within the five main branches of chemistry: analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. We’ll explore some of the most common chemistry majors and the jobs associated with each major.

Jobs for art majors

Most colleges and universities offer art degrees in fine, visual and media arts. This includes programs such as painting, music, sculpture, photography, theatre and film, design and animation. Before you start thinking, ‘starving artist’, there are many practical (read lucrative) careers for the creative-minded. Technology has merged art with business, making the potential limitless. Another area of study is art history, which can lead to a career as an educator, archivist, curator or historian.

Jobs for engineering majors

It’s probably safe to say that engineering makes the world go ‘round, especially today. The field of engineering is diverse to say the least. Engineers work in computing and technology, manufacturing, chemical production, materials science, mechanical processing, and systems development. Let’s look at some popular engineering majors and potential jobs.

Jobs for business majors

One of the most popular college majors is business. But “business” is really a broad term. After all, most professional occupations involve business somehow. That’s why most business students study a concentration within the business major — something business-related, but more narrow in scope.

Browse these business concentrations your student might want to consider pursuing and the career fields associated with them.

3 ways to search for a college major

No matter where your student attends college, they will likely have a wide variety of options to choose from when declaring their major. Some schools, like Arizona State University, have more than 300 majors and concentrations. With all of these options, it can be overwhelming, especially if your student doesn’t already know exactly what they’d like to study. Luckily, there are many ways to narrow down the lists of programs so your student can find the best one for them.

What do college classrooms look like?

College classrooms come in all shapes and sizes.

Students do learn in traditional lecture halls, but they aren’t all as big as you might think. At Arizona State University, for example, only 6 percent of classes have more than 100 students in them. Once students get past their introductory courses, they’ll find that the majority of their classes have less than 40 students. 

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