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Major and Career Exploration

Take a minute and think…. Why did you choose your major? Or, if you’re undeclared, why haven’t you chosen a major? Interestingly, both questions can be the result of a lack of insight into personal characteristics than can be channeled into a career choice and lead to career satisfaction. At OCS, we offer self-assessments, career coaching, and other resources to help students make informed decisions about choosing a career path and major that will, hopefully, lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life. 

Explore Majors and Careers

Choosing a Major Helps: 

  • Increase overall academic success 
  • Focus our selection of suitable academic courses aligned with your career and academic goals
  • Create greater job satisfaction and the potential for higher earning
  • Save you money by graduating on time!
  • You identify and understand your learning styles, skills, personality traits, values, and interests

View the list of Howard Undergraduate Majors.

The self-assessment tools offered by the Office of Career Services is designed to guide you in the right direction. The SuperStrong Assessment tool helps students plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and career.

One-on-one 30 minute career coaching sessions with an OCS Career Coach is available for all undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that these are by appointment only and are scheduled after students have taken the  SuperStrong Assessment. These 30 minutes sessions are an excellent opportunity to receive guidance and clarify your career and academic goals. 

Take the SuperStrong Assessment: 

  1. Students must first contact OCS via email to get the Howard specific access link 
  2. Click on the link to sign up for a free account
  3. Take the SuperStrong Assessment
  4. Schedule your appointment for a career coaching session on Handshake


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Hours of Operations
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday - Friday

Office of Career Services
C.B. Powell Building, Suite 212  
525 Bryant Street, NW
Washington, DC. 20059