Selecting a Major or Career

It is important for students to explore their career options and select a major early in their college career. Seminole State's Academic Advising and Counseling Department offers print, online and in-person resources that will assist students in the decision-making process.


A meta-major is a grouping of programs that have common foundation content areas and related courses. These academic pathways are divided into eight categories so students can be advised on the appropriate gateway courses that are aligned with their academic and career choices.

The eight meta-majors include:

  • Arts, Humanities, Communication and Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Industry/Manufacturing and Construction
  • Public Safety
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services

You can learn more about meta-majors by watching this video.

SLS 1301C: Life/Career Planning is a three-credit elective course designed to help students discover who they are and where they want to go. Students will assess their personality, interests, values and skills and use this increased self-awareness to make decisions about their major and future.

Focus areas for this course include:

  • Career tests
  • Values clarification
  • Self-esteem
  • Decision-making
  • Site of control
  • Employability skills

Other Resources

Seminole State's Academic Advising and Counseling Department has developed a series of educational plans that will help you complete your degree or certificate program in a timely and efficient manner. Each plan contains a suggested course sequence that aligns with your meta-major.

Seminole State offers several additional resources that will help students define their career goals. Visit the Career Development Center for more information.

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If you are a current student and have advising questions, please log in to your MySeminoleState account and contact the advisor listed in your Student Center under "Program Advisor". If you are a future student, please email your questions to

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