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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Selecting the Major That’s Right for You

If you select a major that you enjoy, you are more likely to excel academically and be more motivated to complete your degree. When selecting a major, consider your strengths and weaknesses as well as your interests. It is helpful to talk to faculty and others working in a field of interest about potential majors. It is important to note that college majors rarely restrict your career or graduate school options. It is the career-related skills and experiences that prepare you for almost any job regardless of your major. Remember — good information helps to make good decisions.

Learn More About Selecting Your Major


To assist you with your career decision, you need to gather information about yourself. Learning about your interests, abilities, values, and personality traits helps you to generate a list of potential careers for exploration.

Online Assessment Tools

  • FOCUS is an online assessment instrument for current and prospective students. Students are encouraged to complete the assessments and talk with their advisor about their results. (Use our access code “cougars” to take the assessment.)
  • Education Planner by American Education Services is a one-stop career and college planning site. Students have access to the Career Key and other career tools.
  • Working Out Your Myers Briggs Type provides information on working out your personality type using a Myers Briggs Model.
  • The Career Zone utilizes Holland’s codes to assess work environment. It also has a link to the O*net interest profiler and a section for searches and portfolio building.


LCCC offers more than 90 programs to help you earn your degree or start a new career.

Online Learning

Take courses right from the comfort of your home with online and hybrid learning options.

Student Clubs & Organizations

LCCC offers clubs and activities for every interest to help you get involved.