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BYU-Idaho offers two courses to help students decide what their major should be. Neither course is required, but Career and Academic Advising recommends both to students who have yet to decide what their major will be. The courses guide students through self-discovery projects and career assessments to identify their strengths and interests. Students learn exploration techniques to define and clarify career plans, helping them decide which major to select at BYU-Idaho.
This course guides students through self-discovery projects and career assessments to identify their strengths and interests. Students learn exploration techniques to define and clarify career plans, helping them decide which major to select at BYU-Idaho. GS 100 is a block class (held half of the semester) worth one credit toward graduation. Students enroll in this class through the regular registration process.
Many students have given their reactions to GS 100 and ADV 101. Some of their feedback and thoughts are listed below.
I realize (now) that majors are more flexible than I thought they were. By picking a major I'm not choosing a life-long career!
— A freshman from Denver, Colorado
There are a few majors that I skipped over, and some of the majors I wanted to do sound awful! Some majors I never thought of (doing) sounded great!
— A freshman from Layton, Utah
I think that with narrowing down the choices it has become easier to see what it would be like in each of those different major choices.
— A freshman from Provo, Utah
I found out that there are a few more jobs that I might like than I had originally thought.
— A freshman from Rigby, Idaho
I have come to the conclusion that I should do something in the medical field. I still don't know exactly what I want to major in but this class gave me some interesting ideas!
— A freshman from Idaho Falls, Idaho