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What Is a Major in College? 4 Steps to Pick the Right One

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

While at college, you’ll need to pick a major, an area of study that you’ll specialize in.

The vast majority of colleges and universities require students to pick a major. Even if your school doesn’t make you pick a major, you’ll likely still follow a specific course of study to gain knowledge and experience in your field of choice.

In this article, we’ll answer the question “what is a major,” give the best college major definition, and talk you through how to decide which major to pick.

 

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Is an Environmental Science Degree Right for You?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Nov 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

General Education

Are you searching for a major that’s dynamic and flexible, that connects you to the world around you, and gives you a sense of being a part of the solution to many of the Earth’s problems? You might want to think about becoming an environmental science major. 

The good news is that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in environmental science are projected to grow 11% over the next ten years. Furthermore, the median income for environmental science-related fields in the United States is $71,130 per year, more than double the overall median US salary of $31,561.

In other words, there’s a lot of opportunity for you to take your love of the environment and turn it into a lucrative career! 

An environmental science degree can be a good tool for breaking into an environmental field. That’s why we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the environmental science degree into this handy article. We’ll teach you what to expect from an environmental science major, go over the top programs in the nation, then show you what you can do with your environmental science degree after graduation. 

We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get to it! 

 

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Is an Economics Major Right for You?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

If you listen to the news, you’ve probably heard people talk quite a bit about “the economy,” which is the major focus of economics. While many people think of money, calculators, business people in suits when they hear the term, economics is actually a complex field of study...and it’s also something you can major in when you go to college! 

But what is economics, exactly? Everyone’s definition of economics varies, depending on their area of interest. It’s focused on money, yes, but its primary focus is how money is used and how it can change the world, for better or for worse. If you’re interested in commerce, financial systems, or even the history of Wall Street, economics might be a good major for you. 

In this article, we’re going to give you a general overview of majoring in economics. We’ll answer many common questions, including: 

  • What is the study of economics?
  • What is being an economics major like?
  • Which schools have the best economics programs?
  • What can you do with an economics degree?

Let’s dive in! 

 

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The New PSAT, Redesigned in 2015: Complete Guide

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Nov 10, 2019 10:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies, New SAT

If you're a high school student planning on taking the PSAT, you'll be taking the redesigned PSAT. This new version of the test started in October 2015 was administered to all students across the country.

We’ll let you know all about the PSAT format, scoring, and content and what you need to know to be prepared. Not only is the 2015 PSAT an important step in prepping for the SAT, but it also qualifies you for National Merit distinctions and scholarships.

Let’s dive into the changes in format, scoring, and content being made to the redesigned PSAT and what these changes mean for your test prep.

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The Complete List of Colleges That Require Interviews

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Nov 10, 2019 7:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Many colleges ask you to interview with an alum or admissions officer as part of the application process. This article has the full list of schools that require, recommend, or offer interviews, and it will give you some pointers on how to figure out your college's interview policy.

To start off, let's review the point of the college interview. Is your interviewer evaluating you, or is the meeting simply a chance for you to learn more about the school?

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The Best Small Colleges in the United States

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Nov 10, 2019 6:30:00 PM

College Admissions

If you're interested in attending a small college, you may be wondering which schools offer the most rigorous academic experience combined with the best quality of life.

In this article, I'll give you a list of the best small colleges in the nation based on student reviews and academic ratings, as well as some more specific great small college options.

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Is a BSN Degree Right for You? 6 Great Careers for Nursing Majors

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions, and there is a consistent demand for nurses and other medical employees all over the country. So chances are, you’ll be able to get a nursing job anywhere you live or want to live. There are also a lot of great career options and chances for advancement as a nurse, and you’ll be in a rewarding career in which you get to see the results of your work and care every day. We’ll go over how to get a BSN nursing degree and what that looks like for your future career.

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Complete List of SUNY Schools: How to Pick the One for You

Posted by Justin Berkman | Nov 10, 2019 12:38:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you're interested in going to college in New York, you may want to consider a State University of New York school. Unlike The City University of New York (CUNY) colleges, the majority of SUNY schools are outside of New York City, and many of them are in rural areas.

In this article, I'll describe the SUNY system, profile the 4-year SUNY schools, and explain how to decide which SUNY to attend.

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When Is the Next SAT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Nov 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

Here's a guide on when the next SAT test is happening and deadlines for signing up.

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Colleges With Late Application Deadlines: Complete List

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Nov 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM

College Admissions

If you’re wondering whether there are any colleges with late application deadlines, you’re in luck! Lots of colleges have application deadlines in February or later, and many more keep rolling admissions open until all their spots have been filled.

Here, we give you a full list of colleges with late application deadlines. But before diving into this list, let’s consider an important question: what exactly is considered a normal deadline?

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The 13 Steps to Becoming a Dentist

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 9, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Fascinated by teeth? Love helping people? Then a career in dentistry might be a good fit for you.
What does the process of becoming a dentist entail? How long does it take to become a dentist?

In this guide, we go over how to become a dentist in 13 steps, starting in high school and going all the way through dental school. Before that, though, let’s look at the job outlook of dentists and the basic requirements you must have to become one.

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Is Forensic Psychology the Right Career for You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Nov 8, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Maybe you’ve been watching a lot of true crime shows or maybe you’ve always been interested in psychology, law, or both. In either case, forensic psychology could be a great career path for you. Interest in forensic psychology has exploded in the past few years, but there are many misconceptions surrounding this career. For example, it’s not all spouting expert analysis from the witness stand or convincing criminals to admit their guilt. 

But how do forensic psychologists spend their days? Read this article to learn the forensic psychology definition, what forensic psychologists actually do, what steps you must take to get a forensic psychology degree, and the four questions you need to ask yourself before seriously pursuing this career.

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How to Become a Librarian: 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you love learning, organizing knowledge, and helping other people get access to the information they need? Then a career as a librarian might be for you!

While we traditionally think of librarians as working in libraries full of books, there are a number of different career options for librarians.

In this article, we’ll outline what career paths are open to librarians and how to become a librarian.

 

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How to Become a Veterinarian: Key Steps and Qualities

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Nov 7, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

It’s quite likely that your first encounter with a veterinarian happened when your pet was sick and needed a little extra care. That’s because a veterinarian’s primary job is to care for animals! Working with cute, cuddly critters is part of the appeal of the job--in fact, “veterinarian” is one of the most common responses from kids when they’re asked what they want to do when they grow up! 

If you’re interested in becoming a vet, it’s a good idea to know quite a bit about the profession. In this article, we’ll talk about what vets do, what kinds of degrees and licenses they hold, how long it takes to become a vet, and what kinds of personal qualities it takes to succeed in the profession. We’ll also walk you through the process of becoming a vet step by step to help you prepare for your dream career. We’ll cover everything you need to know, including: 

  • How long does it take to become a vet 
  • How to decide whether becoming a veterinarian is right for you
  • What classes you should take in high school and college
  • How to pick a good undergraduate university and vet school 
  • What vet school is like

So let’s get started!

 

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Is Dental Assistant the Right Job for You?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Passionate about health care? Or maybe you're just super fascinated by teeth (weird flex but OK). Whatever the case, it sounds as though a career in dental assisting might be a viable path for you.

In this article, we go over what a dental assistant does and take a look at the basic dental assistant requirements you must meet to become one. We also give you key information about salaries and employment of dental assistants in the US.

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