How Do I Pick a Major?

The VA requires that you declare a major in order to receive VA education benefits. You can change your major in the future if necessary.

If you are undecided as to a major, you have two options:

  • You can declare your major as “General Studies.” This major encompasses general education courses: English, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, arts and humanities.
  • You can select a major based on your current interests. This usually means selecting a major that gives you knowledge/skills in the occupational field that you hope to become employed in.

The college catalog contains information on majors related to associate degrees (2 year degrees) and to certificate programs (See the “Certificates and Degrees” section of the catalog). For majors related to bachelors degrees (4 year degrees), see the “Articulation/ Transfer Patterns” section of the catalog.