Choosing a Major

Find the Academic Program That's Right for You

Maybe you know what you want to study. Maybe you're not quite sure. That's OK - PennWest California has a wide variety of majors to choose from.

Let us help you find the academic major that suits your interests, skills and career path.

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Check Out Our Career Advantage

Career Advantage is personal. It's a series of individualized activities that can help you begin to discover a major and career options that are a perfect fit for you. 

Learn about the Career Advantage

Meet Your Career Adviser

All PennWest California students can meet with a career adviser at the Career and Professional Development Center, in the Natali Student Center. Your career adviser will talk with you about your interests and help you complete an online career assessment. Once you're clear on your interests, skills and values, it's time to explore various majors and career options, and plan some action steps to "test out" your major, such as job shadowing and co-op programs.  

Connect the Dots

Think about your interests, hobbies, skills, values and past experiences. What do you love to do, even if you're not being paid? What have you liked or not liked about your past work experiences? What is important to you in a job? Your PennWest California career adviser can help you "connect the dots" and find a major that's right for you. 

Sometimes it helps to know how a major connects with career options. Read "What can I do with this major?" 

Contact Your Career Adviser

To schedule an appointment with your PennWest California career adviser, email or call the Career and Professional Development Center at 724-938-4413.