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Choosing or Declaring a Major

Deciding on a major can be a daunting task, but once a decision is reached you may have greater confidence and a sense of direction.


➢  You must attend the Majors Fair! This event happens every fall and provides students

the chance to visit with representatives from many different colleges and majors available at Ohio University and Ohio University Chillicothe. For details about the Majors Fair, click (here) to download the document in .PDF format.


➢  If you don’t know what the major in, visit and take their assessment.

Click on “Tell us what you like to do”. Answer the questions on the O*Net Interest Profiler and explore careers that match your interests. Be sure to visit with an advisor in the Hilltopper Advising Center to discuss your results.


➢  Does Ohio Univerty offer a degree in that area? Find out. Search for degrees offered at

Ohio University by clicking (here).  


➢  Once you decide on a major, contact the Hilltopper Advising Center and an advisor

can help you to fill out the proper form(s) to declare the major.  (This is not a form that can be submitted online.) 


➢  Want to know what you can do with a major? Find out by clicking (here).


Special events to watch for:

➢ “How to Choose a Major” workshops - Get help with determining your best career

match. Take the Self Directed Search, a nationally recognized assessment and get immediate feedback from our advisors. Workshops are hosted in the fall and spring semesters. Determining your career path and establishing a goal is a big contributor to academic success. Watch for email and campus announcements.


➢ Ohio University Chillicothe Majors Fair - This is our biggest event of the year. You have

the chance to visit with representatives from Ohio University Chillicothe and Main campus majors at one time, in one location. Learn about majors we have to offer, minors, courses, and special programs that are available to you. Visit with representatives from Career Services, Study Abroad and more. Access what-if DARS on site for immediate feedback from major representatives. Watch for email and campus announcements.


➢ Advising Roadshow - Our advisors go on the road! We take time to visit with students

where they meet, in the Stevenson Center. Advisors are available throughout the semester in a more casual setting to discuss academic related issues, but also just to chat. Each week, we have a theme or topic to get the conversation started. We look forward to getting to know you better, so that we can be that cheerleader and provide the support you need for academic success. Watch for email and campus announcements.



Other Career Search Websites and Information

➢  Career Explorer
➢  OhioMeans Jobs
➢  US Department of Labor Career Info Net

➢  US Bureau of Labor & Statistics Occupational Handbook




Hilltopper Advising Center

Appointment Scheduling

Bennett Hall 270

T: 740.774.7731




Beth Barnes

Bennett Hall 139 A

T: 740.774.7755




Ashlee Tatman, MEd
Coordinator of Student of Support
Bennett Hall 270
T: 740.774.7229




Martha Tanedo

Bennett Hall 139 B

T: 740.774.7733






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