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Choosing a Major: Realistic Interests


Practical Doers take an active, hands-on approach involving construction, mechanical, or outdoor activities; includes adventures activities (work or leisure)
Majors/Minors Careers Campus Activities
Biology Activity director Club Handball Team
Coaching minor Actor Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Environmental Science:
bioremediation or
wildlife management emphasis
Animal shelter manager Howling Wolves
Fine Art Artist Intercollegiate athletics
Geology minor Computer installer/repair Intramural sports
Gerontology minor Dancer Marching band
Human Performance & Fitness Driver Men's Rugby Club
Physical Education Facilities manager Northern Highlights Dance Team
Physics minor Farmer/rancher NSU Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Pre-Athletic Training Firefighter NSU Rodeo Club
Pre-Occupational Therapy Fish & game warden PHIT Club
Pre-Physical Therapy Fishery manager Science Club
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Fitness coach/instructor SERVE
Sociology - Criminal Justice Forester Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Theater minor Game farm supervisor Veterans' Club
  Law enforcement officer Wolves Soccer Club
  Military enlisted personnel Work study & student labor positions
  Military officer  
  Military police  
  Military reservist  
  National Guard member  
  Nursery manager  
  Physical education teacher  
  Picture framer  
  Range technician  
  Scuba diver  
  Soil conservationist  
  Sports facility manager  
  Sports official  
  Stage manager  
  Veterinary technician  

Wildlife technician

This exercise is just a small step toward establishing your career goals. Please use the resources of the Career Development & Placement Center (Student Center 240, Phone 626-2371) throughout your years at NSU. For example, there is software available for finding current information about these occupations. Call for an appointment if you need information about careers, decision-making, experience before you make a decision, job search help, and other related questions.