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Majors by Interest

LMU Majors by Holland Theme

A list of college majors categorized by the six Holland interest themes

Realistic (R): Practical Doers

Prefers to take an active hands-on approach involving construction, mechanical, or outdoor activities.

 

  • Athletic Training
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering)
  • Engineering Physics   
  • Environmental Science
  • Mechanical Engineering              
  • Urban Studies

Investigative (I): Scientific Problem Solvers
Prefers to take an analytical approach involving research, experimentation, or diagnosis.      

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Economics (International)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, General, Pre-Physical/Occupational)
  • Physics
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Sociology

Artistic (A): Creative Communicators
Prefers to take a self-expressive or creative approach involving art/design, music, or writing.

  • Animation
  • Art History
  • Art Education   
  • Classics
  • Classical Civilization (Greek, Roman, Near Eastern)   
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance (Generalist, Performance)
  • English (Literature, Writing)
  • French   
  • Greek
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Latin
  • Music (Chordal Conducting, Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Studies, Music History, Theory/Composition, Voice Studies, World Music/Ethnomusicology)
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Journalism
  • Production
  • Recording Arts
  • Spanish
  • Screenwriting  
  • Studio Arts (Art Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia)
  • Theatre Arts

Social (S): Empathic Helpers
Prefers to take a helping or altruistic approach involving teaching, developing, or caring for others.

  • African American Studies
  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • European Studies
  • Humanities
  • Individualized Studies
  • Liberal Studies   
  • Mathematics Education    
  • Natural Science (Secondary Education)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies                              
  • Women’s Studies                           

Enterprising (E): Active persuaders
Prefers to influence or lead other through selling the merits of ideas or products.

  • Business Administration (Business Law, Entrepreneureurship, Finance, International Business Management, Marketing, Travel and Tourism)
  • Communication Studies                           
  • History
  • Pre-Law
  • Political Science

Conventional (C): Careful Organizers
Prefers to take and orderly approach to organizing and managing finances, procedures, or date.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics     
  • Business Adiminstration (Computer Information and Systems Operations Mgmt)

Minors
List of minors applicable towards your degree.

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Animation
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Asian Pacific American Studies
  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Bilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Classical Civilization
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering   
  • Elementary Education   
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethics
  • Foreign Languages
  • Hispanic Business
  • History   
  • Jewish Studies
  • Lay Ministry
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Greek Studies   
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Peace Studies   
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Screenwriting   
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Studio Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theology
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Women’s Studies



Adapted From: Holland, J.H. (1992). Making Vocational Choices (2nd Edition). Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.