Explore Majors/Careers

Did you know that there are over 22,000 occupational titles in the United States and over 100 academic majors at ECU? You cannot possibly think about or investigate all of them. You may want to start by learning about different job titles in your major or field of interest, required skills and experience, job outlook in that area, and salary and advancement opportunities. ECU Career Services provides many tools and resources to help you explore these possibilities.

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A self-paced career guidance tool designed to help select the right area of study, explore various career options, and provide valuable occupational information.

What Can I Do with This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do with This Major can help! Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields and areas of student, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate in careers of interest.

ECU Degree Explorer

Through East Carolina’s Degree Explorer tool, you have quick access to information that can help you make one of the most exciting choices of your life-your college major or graduate degree program. We provide you a closer look at each of our degree programs, so you’ll be confident with the information you need to make a decision. Students are also encouraged to work directly with their academic advisor when ready to switch majors: Academic Advising Contact List.


This resource includes North Carolina specific resources on career exploration and fast growing careers.

Occupation Outlook Handbook

This website has in-depth career information regulated by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics within the United States Department of Labor. Use the search bar to find out information on occupations that includes; salary, daily responsibilities, education requirements, work environments, job outlook, how to secure employment, and similar occupations.

O*NET Online

The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.


To make a Major and Career Planning appointment, login to Handshake and select “Appointments” under the Career Center link on the homepage.