The Catholic University of America


The University recognizes that many entering freshmen are uncertain about which field they will select for a major. These students self-select as exploratory majors (EM) and are assigned to an EM advisor through the Center for Academic Success at the beginning of their freshman year. To assist in the decision-making process, these advisors can discuss university programs, recommend course schedules and refer students to the appropriate resources. All CUA students must select a major in one of the academic departments by the beginning of their junior year.

Help on choosing a major:
A practical guide In choosing a major (PDF)
Connection between liberal arts & careers(PDF)

Career Interest Tests:
The following requires a career counseling appointment and there is a fee. Call 202-319-5623
or stop by 102 McMahon Hall to schedule an appointment:
o Strong Interest Inventory
o MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)


Need more personal attention?
Schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with a career counselor. Call 202-319-5623 or stop by 102 McMahon Hall.