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Choosing a Major

The Lighthouse can help you explore majors. If you are deciding on a major or if you are considering changing your current one, we can help. Contact us as 757.455.3401 to set up an appointment.

Tips & Resources to help with choosing a major

  1. Take Virginia Wesleyan's interactive personal interest survey, FOCUS-2. This online program helps students to discover their interests and select majors that suit each student's interests and personal goals. To access FOCUS-2, contact The Lighthouse to obtain the access code ( After you take FOCUS-2, set up an appointment with us to get help with the next step. Call 757.455.3401 or email
  2. Attend a "Choosing Your Major" workshop.
  3. Take courses that interest you.
  4. Talk to professors in potential career fields about career possibilities.
  5. Talk to professionals in potential career fields about career possibilities.
  6. Research career fields. View this 2-minute video on 129 different occupations to brainstorm careers.
  7. Use O*NET OnLine for career exploration and job analysis.

Majors offered by Virginia Wesleyan

"One becomes an educated person by virtue of patient study, quiet meditation, intellectual courage, and a life devoted to discovery and service of truth."

Everett Dean Martin, The Meaning of a Liberal Education (1926)