How to Choose the Right Major

By Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Modified on December 27, 2018

Lakehead University can help you make the right choice


Do you already have an idea of what you are going to be studying at university? If you're still wading through all the options and having trouble deciding, you're not alone. Think about this: What is your favourite subject in school? When you study something you are interested in, chances are your marks will reflect it and you’ll be more successful (and happier) in the long run.

The program you study at university is called your “major”. A “major” is a concentration of courses that will focus and shape your academic experience. About 1/3 to 3/4 of your total coursework will be in your major program of study (depending on which major you choose).

The other piece of the puzzle that might make choosing a major program of study tricky is that university programs don't always sound like the subjects you take in high school or college. Maybe there's a program out there you'd love to take, but you've never heard of it before.Have a look at the list of our faculties below. If one catches your interest, click the link to find out more and to see what related program majors Lakehead offers.

Lakehead University is a comprehensive university, offering a wide range of programs with two campuses to choose from: Thunder Bay and Orillia. Admission to most undergraduate programs at Lakehead is based on grades. To find out what the Lakehead admission requirements are for your program of interest, and for instructions on how to apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), visit our Admissions website and click on the type of applicant you are.

If you still have questions, contact us! We’d love to set up a time to meet in person, on the phone, over email or a chat.
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