This is an easy to use, comprehensive reference tool for students, parents, teachers, counselors, and librarians to more than 400 majors offered in U.S. colleges and universities. Each entry gives a description of the major, levels offered (associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral), examples of typical courses, related and complementary majors, needed abilities and aptitude to pursue the major, and career possibilities. The book is intended to serve as a starting point in the process of choosing a college major. It introduces readers to the possibilities and can spark an interest in several majors that can then be explored in depth. The appendices list fields of study by discipline, alternate names for majors and cross-references of occupations to majors.
A comprehensive approach to selecting a college that is in tune with a student's learning style, this guide offers a personalized, psychology-based approach to selecting the perfect university. Taking into account personal interests and personality types, this reference will help students and parents choose the most appropriate school from the listings of nurturing liberal arts schools, research-oriented universities, creative or spiritual campuses, and more. With accessible tables and simple descriptions of campuses and majors, college bound students and their parents will find self-assessments and suggestions for 82 well-known colleges.
This new edition of How to Succeed in Academics provides up-to-date mentoring on all aspects of a successful academic career, particularly a career in the sciences. Linda L. McCabe and Edward R. B. McCabe bring decades of expertise and experience to such topics as marketing your ideas through posters, talks, manuscripts, and grant proposals; developing strategies for applying, interviewing, and negotiating for training programs and jobs; establishing professional networks and seeking leadership opportunities; improving your teaching, speaking, and writing skills; and setting goals and creating schedules to achieve them.
Updated to reflect the latest data in the field, the second edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals remains the most comprehensive and accessible text for psychology majors available today. The new edition incorporates the most up-to-date research, as well as recent changes to the GRE Reveals the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and shows students how to prepare for a career or to continue with graduate study in the field Features a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials plus topical contributions written by national and international figures in their respective psychology subfields Online support materials for instructors include Powerpoint slides and test banks to support each chapter
Choosing a college major is one of the most important decisions students ever make, yet there is often confusion about picking the right discipline. Studies show that nearly two-thirds of all college freshman have not chosen a major, and nearly 60 percent of undergraduates change their major at least once resulting in lost time, money and productivity. To minimize the uncertainty in selecting the right major, Peterson's has partnered with industry leader, CPP the makers of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The MBTI was developed in the 1940s to make Carl Jung's theory of personality type understandable and useful in everyday life. This book will include access to a personality assessment to determine likes/dislikes and strengths/weaknesses to aid them in making sound decisions. The MBTI assessment, now priced at $9.95, coupled with the descriptions of more than 800 college majors, including course requirements, related majors, and related careers, will provide students an invaluable resource for making The Major Decision.
This book greatly simplifies the complex process of choosing a major by leading students through personal, academic and occupational information searches. It offers a natural progression for decision making by using thought-provoking activities to explore themselves before exploring majors. Whether choosing or changing a major, the discovery process examines different perspectives, such as relating interests, skills and values to academic fields of study, searching a national system that identifies many academic majors, and exploring majors available at their own institution. Once specific academic alternatives are identified, a search of occupational information helps students examine the career possibilities that specifically relate to the majors they are considering.