1 - Exploring Your Interests
Explore Your Interests
Identifying Areas of Interest
In the space below, list all areas of study that you are interested in exploring. Here are a few questions to help you get started:
Categorize Your Interests
Now, categorize the interests you listed on the opposite side by checking the most appropriate statement below. Look at the Academic Catalog onlinethrough the 'Current Students' link for additional information on program areas.
_______ Category 1 Business
I want to learn more about the world of national and international business. I want to explore careers in accounting, aviation, economics, finance, financial services, international business, management or marketing.I have good skills in math, writing, reading and critical thinking.
_______ Category 2 Arts & Sciences
_______ Category 3 Nursing
I want to prepare for licensure as a registered nurse. I enjoy classes that are math and science intensive, and I have good skills in these areas. I am also a good communicator and enjoy working with people.
_______ Category 4 Education
I want to pursue licensure as a teacher in special education, early childhood education, elementary school or junior/senior high school. I also have interests in areas listed above that will help me choose my teaching major or minor. I have good reading, writing and problem solving skills, am a good communicator, and enjoy working with children or teenagers.
_______ Category 5 Undeclared
I am not sure that I feel ready to make a program choice and will leave my options open. I want to use my freshman year to explore as many areas as possible. I have skills in many areas listed above and am not sure what I would like to focus on.