How Do I Find A Major?

When deciding upon a major, there are 3 major steps that you should take in order to identify a major that is the right "fit" for you. 

Step 1. Learn about Yourself (Self-Assessment)
During this process, you should take some time to explore your personal, academic and career interests. Middlesex offers many resources to help you with through your self exploration process such as the online career assessment tool called FOCUS2 and career counseling.

Step 2. Research Your Options (Major Exploration)
You should learn about the different academic programs that are offered at Middlesex, their course requirements, and skills you will learn as a result of completing a degree or certificate program. 

Step 3 Make a Realistic Decision (Declare Your Major)
The advising guides below contain self-assessment, career and transfer resources and activities designed to help you make an informed choice about your major and long-term career goals. When considering a major you should make sure that you have the personal characteristics and skills in order to be successful in your field of choice. After reviewing the advising guides, you should schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor to discuss your goals and major options.

If you do not know the name of your advisor, you can find out by visiting the Academic, Career and Transfer Centers in Bedford or Lowell or call 1-800-818-3434.

If you have any questions, you can email us at:

Academic Advising Guides

The information contained in these advising guides will help you to make a realistic decision about your major at Middlesex. 


Dental Hygiene Guide

Dental Laboratory Technology

Dental Assisting Certificate Guide

Dental Assisting Guide

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Radiologic Technology


Medical Assisting


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Biotechnology Technician

Engineering Science Program

CAD Technology

Computer Forensics Guide

Energy Utility Guide

Environmental Health Guide

Computer Software Networking Technology

Information Technology Guide

Computer Science Transfer Guide

Life Science Guide

Physical Science Guide


Education and Public Service

Direct Support in Human Services

Human Services Major

Criminal Justice Transfer

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Administration

Elementary Education Transfer

Early Childhood Education Guide

Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Fire Protection and Safety Technology


Business, Entrepreneurship and Legal Studies

Automotive Technology Guide

Aviation Maintenance Guide

Hospitality Management Guide

Hospitality Management Certificate Guide

Paralegal Studies Guide

Office Systems and Administration

Travel Services Management Certificate

Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management

Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts

Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts Certificate Guide

Building Construction Technology

Business Administration, Accounting

Business Career Guide

Business Transfer Guide

Fashion Merchandising Guide

Alcohol/Counseling Substance Abuse Certificate


Liberal Arts and Science

Communication Guide

Global Studies Guide

Liberal Arts and Science Guide

Music Guide

Psychology Guide

Theatre Guide

World Languages Guide


Liberal Studies Program:

Liberal Studies Guide

Graphic Design Guide




Last Modified: 4/2/15