COVID-19 vaccine/positive test reporting required for on-campus classes. Masks strongly recommended and may be required in some offices and classrooms. See details here

CLOSE
subpage flowers image

Counseling

Selecting a College Major

What is a Major?

In order to get a degree from Foothill College or any univeristy, you will need to declare a major. A college major is a concentrated area of study intented to help you acquire specialized knowledge about a particular subject.

Steps for Selecting a Major

1. Self-Assessment

  • Select a career that aligns with your values, skills abilities and life goals.
  • What do you enjoy doing?
  • What academic classes do you like?
  • What is important to you?
  • What motivates you?
  • What are you good at?

2. Explore

  • Make a list of majors that you are interested in pursuing.
  • Research the majors, utilizing web resources (see available resources).
  • Research which schools and universities offer your major.
  • Consider selecting general education courses in areas that you are interested in exploring further.
  • Talk with professionals the the career areas you are pursuing.

 3. Evaluate

  • Narrow dow your list to three possible majors.
  • Align your majors to your academic strengths, abilities ad values.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons for each major.

 4. Develop an Action Plan

  • Be proactive when researching your major.
  • Plan an informational interview.
  • Get involved in extra curricular activities and internships aligned with your major.

 5. Act

  • Meet with your counselor to discuss your options and to create an educational plan to include general education and major preparation.

Make an Appointment

Download 2021-2022 Counseling Student Guide    5.1 MB 59 PAGES

Apply for Your Degree or Certifcate

Follow Steps to Petition for Graduation

To refer to your degree or certificate requirements by catalog year,  view them here:

Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quarterly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan April 2022 Updates

Counselor helping student

Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Counseling Center

650.949.7423


fhcounseling@fhda.edu


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302

Instructional Department Information

Top