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Questions to ask college/department representatives

Questions to ask them

  1. Why do students typically select this major?
  2. How much flexibility does this major have?
  3. If I were to choose this major, what topics/things would I be studying?
  4. What are the specific course requirements for this major?
  5. Does this major require a minor? If so, what minor(s) might best complement this major?
  6. Is there a foreign language requirement associated with this major?
  7. What is the math requirement for this major?
  8. Is there an introductory course that students can take to determine if this major is a good match for them?
  9. Are there any specific requirements a student must meet/complete before they can declare this major (for example, completion of specific courses, a GPA requirement, etc.)?
  10. What courses should I be taking in high school to best prepare myself for this major?
  11. What is the typical class size for the classes required for this major?
  12. Do a lot of the classes required for this major have labs and/or lab fees or additional fees associated with them?
  13. Compared to other universities/colleges, is this major or program considered to be competitive, prestigious, well respected, etc.?
  14. Are there opportunities for internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, etc. associated with this major?
  15. Are there scholarships available specifically for students in this major?
  16. What skills will this major help me develop?
  17. What kinds of jobs do students who graduate with this major typically pursue?
  18. What percentage of graduates typically obtain jobs related to this major?
  19. Is graduate school usually required to work in the fields associated with this major?
  20. Is this major designed to prepare students for advanced study (for example, medical school, dental school, law school, etc.) or a particular career?
  21. Is it typical for students to graduate from this major in four years?
  22. Is it typical; for students to work part-time and still complete this major in four years?

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