Your program of study is the whole reason you attend college. It’s what leads to a degree. It informs you what courses to take. It may even make a difference in employment after graduation. You’re pay good money to make sure you learn what’s needed to begin your career after college. You have to make sure that your college choice has quality academic programs in the areas in which you want to major.
Ask Important Questions
Here are some questions that can help guide your research:
- What are some examples of achievements of recent graduates?
- What resources are available exclusively to majors?
- How are students developed for a career or graduate school?
- What are some accomplishments of the faculty and what are some examples of how they mentor students?
- What is the graduation rate of your majors?
- Are there institutional scholarships available for high achieving majors?
- What partnerships have been establish with companies and are graduate schools?
- What ways can students connect with alumni?
- What kind of international and national awards has the program won?
- How does the program make sure students have internships and/or research experiences before graduation?
How do I get these questions answered. Here are a few ways to conduct your research:
- Find the name to the department chair of your desired major. Email the department chair to request a phone call, in-person meeting or Skype session to ask the questions above. You can also email the questions as well.
- Conduct a Goggle search to find answers to these questions.
- Find alumni of the program and ask these questions.