Major Options

The Career Development Center has developed several resources to help you make a decision as to what major may be the best fit for you:

Major Overview Sheets, found through the links below, offer a description of each undergraduate major offered at Saint Joseph's University, as well as information about the career paths of alumni.  To view the full Post Graduation Reports from 2002 - 2012, from which the data below were taken, please click here.

In addition, we have subscribed to a resource called, "What Can I Do With This Major?" to further assist you with exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field.  This site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.

Research shows that college major does not always determine career path! The Major Overview Sheets provide general career information and links that are representative of typical career paths associated with each major. It is not meant to be all inclusive or limiting, but rather, is intended to provide you with a starting point for considering career possibilities. We encourage you to use this resource in addition to SJUcareers.  Please reach out to SJU career counselors, academic departments, current students and alumni within majors for major/career information and advice.

College of Arts and Sciences & Haub School of Business: 

Accounting Actuarial Science Ancient Studies Art
Art Education Asian Studies  Biology Business Administration
Business Intelligence Chemical Biology Chemistry Communication Studies
Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education
English Environmental Science European Studies Family Business and Entrepreneurship
Finance Financial Planning Food Marketing French and French Studies
German History  Interdisciplinary Health Services  International Business
International Relations Italian Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability Managing Human Capital
Marketing Mathematics Music Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing
Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology
Public Administration Risk Management and Insurance Sociology Spanish
Sports Marketing Theatre and Film Theology and Religious Studies

College of Professional and Liberal Studies: 

Accounting    Business Administration

Criminal Justice

English Health Administration Legal Studies Organizational Development and Leadership
Professional and Liberal Studies Psychology

Take a career assessment – this can be an excellent tool to show you various major and career options that fit best with your particular interests and preferences. By completing a career assessment and discussing the results with your career counselor, you may determine what major is the best option for you and/or what career paths may be most interesting to you. For more information, please call 610-660-3100. 

Web research – the Career Development Center’s website has information for researching major and career options, including our reports on recent SJU graduates and where they have accepted job offers; and a section called “Explore Careers” that reviews career choices by interest areas.

Informational Interviewing – your career counselor can aid you in identifying alumni, professors and others who can be of assistance in providing you first-hand knowledge of a major and/or career path.  This information can be of great value to you as you contemplate your career direction and later engage in an internship or job search.  Read more about Informational Interviewing.

Links to Departmental Websites

Research majors, course requirements, electives and specialized advising currently offered at Saint Joseph's University through the links listed below. 

Departmental Websites
College of Arts & Sciences College of Arts & Sciences Advising
Haub School of Business Haub School of Business Advising
Graduate Programs in College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs in Haub School of Business
College of Professional and Liberal Studies

Career Field Options

The Career Development Center offers many resources to help you research career fields, industries, occupations and employers.  These include a section called “Explore Careers” that provides career resources by interest area and our print library, located in our office in Moore Hall.