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Admissions Office
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6046
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790

David Bauman
Assistant Dean, Academic Advisor
Tower Hall, Room 2140
phone: (218) 723-6179

Mary Anderson
Director, Career Services
Tower Hall, Room 2150
phone: (218) 723-6085 

Deciding/Exploring Major

Program Facts

  • An exploratory program for students who plan to attend The College of St. Scholastica, but have not yet decided what specific major/career field to pursue.
  • Assistance is individualized to each student’s needs.
  • Through use of the Strong Interest Inventory and the Minnesota Careers Information System, students are able to recognize their unique skills, talents and abilities and identify a career path or paths that would be a good fit for them.
  • Students enjoy many onsite resources, including access to a complete careers library, which contains comprehensive information about hundreds of career fields.
  • Students even have the opportunity to connect with working professionals on the job, to learn firsthand about a particular career.
  • Trained professionals provide personal guidance to assist students in making this important decision. These include faculty members, academic advisors and career counselors.
  • Students are encouraged to explore possible academic majors and career paths by taking courses from a variety of academic disciplines (departments). 

Program Outcomes 

The Deciding/Exploring Major program is intended to provide students with the tools and resources they need to realistically assess their abilities and interests so they may ultimately select an appropriate and enjoyable academic major that will lead to a life of fulfillment and purpose.

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  • "I started at CSS intending to go into nursing. During my sophomore year, I realized I needed to explore a new direction, so I contacted Career Services. Together we designed a new path for me. I’m now a psychology major, and couldn’t be more excited. I’m so glad I went in for help!"

    – Quinn Malone, ’18

  • "I spent my first 1½ years at CSS trying to get into the nursing program. When that didn’t work out, I took this opportunity to explore other paths with the help of the CSS Career Center. I found the education major fit my interests and goals. The advisors I worked with went out of their way to make sure my transition to the education major was smooth as possible."

    – Josh Klimek, ‘18