What Major Should You Pick

Struggling to choose a major? This test is for you! Just grab a piece of paper and a pen and start the path to find out what major is the best fit for you.Record your answers by writing either A, B, C or D. Be honest with yourself, and if you’re not sure, pick the answer that is closest to what you think

If you got to choose your perfect work environment, what it would be?

  1. For me working alone is the best
  2. I love working with people
  3. I’d like to work in a competitive atmosphere
  4. I prefer not being in control

If we’d ask your friend, how would they describe you?

  1. The logical type
  2. Flexible
  3. A big adventurer
  4. Generous

What are the strengths you are known for?

  1. I’m the one who always organizes things
  2. I trust my gut
  3. I’m really good at initiating things
  4. I’m the one who makes things happen and get the job done

What do you enjoy the most?

  1. I like to figure out how things work
  2. I love discussing all kinds of fascinating theories
  3. I enjoy taking the lead
  4. My favorite thing is to help other people learn

In a group project, I’m the one who:

  1. Gets their hands dirty
  2. Guides others
  3. Conceptualizes the main idea
  4. Ensures all details are met and that everyone is working

What kind of work do you like?

  1. I like to work on tasks that involve problem solving
  2. I  like working with colors or words
  3. I like work that includes precise instructions
  4. I like to accomplish tasks

My motivation for working:

  1. Making mechanical things work
  2. Getting to know people
  3. Making money
  4. Working in a cool environment

What intrigues you?

  1. New inventions
  2. Other people’s feelings
  3. Business challenges
  4. Identifying patterns

In the days of the pioneers, what would you be?

  1. Doctor
  2. The first to settle on a new frontier
  3. General store owner
  4. Sheriff

From the following, which activity is most appealing to you?

  1. Playing chess
  2. Painting
  3. Playing monopoly
  4. Playing soccer

If you marked mostly A’s:

You like to investigate things! You are probably good at getting to the bottom of things. You’re the type who likes to solve problems and you somehow always find the answer.

These kind of people are good in math and science, or have the potential of being good in those fields if they put in the effort. They are good at making charts, drawing maps, working with equations and modeling situations. Investigative people love exploring things and challenging beliefs and ideas. They are very analytical and curious, and sometimes don’t like to work in groups,

Good majors for this type of person:

  • Math
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Medical
  • Computers
  • Architecture

Famous investigative type people are:

  • Joseph Strauss: Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge (Attended University of Cincinnati)
  • Richard Smalley: Discovered nanotechnology (Worked at Rice University)

If you marked mostly B’s:

You are the social personality type!

You are probably good at making friends, working in groups and helping those in need.

Social people are open, friendly and care about others – that’s what makes them so good with people! They are cooperative, likely to have a lot of friends, often the center of attention, and they use their social skills to influence others.

Good majors for this type of person:

  • Teaching
  • Ministry
  • Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Political science
  • Sociology Anthropology
  • Journalism
  • Psychology

Famous social type people are:

  • Jim Harbaugh: Coach of the San Francisco 49ers (Attended University of Michigan)
  • Anderson Cooper: Anchor on CNN (Attended Yale University)

If you marked mostly C’s:

You are the enterprising personality type!

You are probably good at starting new projects and coming up with original ideas.

Enterprising people are go-getters. They are competitive, very persuasive talkers, and can sometimes get too excited when trying to get their way. They can also argue and debate well. Enterprising people like to make money and use their resources to their advantage. They are well-liked, ambitious, and exciting.

Good majors for this type of person:

  • Business
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Training
  • Political Science
  • Economics


Famous enterprise type people are:

  • Steve Jobs: Founder and former CEO of Apple (Attended Reed College)
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Founder of Facebook (Attended Harvard University)



If you marked mostly D’s:

You are a conventional personality type!

You are probably good in fitting any group and very practical!

Conventional people are fond of history, are often traditional, and they like to know exactly what is expected of them in every situation. They are down to earth and require structure. They can be good at math, but they may not want to work with numbers a lot. Even though they can fit in to any group, they don’t necessarily want to lead all the time, and therefore make great support for any team.


Good majors for this type of person:

  • Teaching
  • History
  • Nursing
  • Accounting
  • Computers
  • Finance
  • Research
  • English
  • Law


Famous enterprise type people are:

  • Suzanne Collins: Author of The Hunger Games (Attended Indiana University)
  • Benjamin Harrison: 23rd President of the United States (Attended Miami University of Ohio)


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