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Majors and Your Career

As a student, you have important choices to make. Choosing the best academic major for you establishes a solid foundation for your future goals. CSO serves students deciding on an academic major and assists with self-exploration. You can receive career counseling, take career assessments, and search for information regarding specific careers to make a well-informed decision about your career path.

The sections below outline the process for the Choosing a Major Program. Send us an e-mail or give us a call to get the process started.



To create a Focus2 account click here.

NOTE: The account creation process will require you to use your IU South Bend e-mail address. Please use '' regardless of whether you have a umail or imail account.

Use the link in the navigation bar to the left to log in once your account is created.

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1. Contact CSO

2. Focus2 Career Assessments

3. CSO Appointment

Your CSO appointment is your opportunity to ask questions and narrow your choices. Be prepared to discuss questions about each of the assessment modules, which of your goals suit you best, and any obstacles to those goals that may exist. The counselor will give you information to assist you to formulate your long-term plan, identify your educational needs, draft an action plan, and suggest strategies for dealing with obstacles.

The following informational handouts provide information on what you can do with the various degrees offered through IU South Bend:

Accounting Management Information Systems
Advertising Marketing
Biology Mathematics
Chemistry Music
Computer Science Nursing
Counseling and Human Services Paralegal
Criminal Justice Philosophy
Dental Hygiene Physics
Economics Political Science
Education Psychology
Electrical Engineering Publics Relations
English Radiography
Film Studies Religious Studies
Finance Social Work
General Studies Sociology
History Special Education
Human Resources Speech Communications
Informatics Sustainability
International Studies Theatre
Journalism Visual Arts
Labor Studies Women’s and Gender Studies
Management World Languages

4. Meet with Academic Advisors

5. Declare Your Major