Explore Careers by Major or Industry
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Your Boston College education has prepared you to succeed in a wide range of careers, regardless of your major.
Though your major does not dictate your career, the following resources can give you ideas about possible career paths based on common interests for others in your major. Keep in mind that these are ideas only. These resources are to spark ideas, not to limit you.
- What have recent alumni done with their major?
- What types of employers hire people with the same major as me?
- Resources by industry
- Additional online search tools
The links below provide you with a summary sheet sampling various jobs, graduate school options and locations for Boston College graduates by specific major. The results include data from only those students who completed all fields in the First Destination Survey as administered by Boston College for undergraduate students from 2012-2016.
Majors with few survey results have not been included at this time.
|Biology (B.A.) (B.S.)|
|Computer Science (B.A.) (B.S.) (CSOM)|
|Corporate Reporting & Analysis|
|Economics (A&S) (CSOM)|
|English (A&S) (LSOE)|
|Geology & Geophysics (See Environmental Geoscience)|
|History (A&S) (LSOE)|
|Human Development (Also see Applied Pyschology)|
|Human Resources Management
|Information Systems Accounting|
|Islamic Civilization & Society|
Curious to know which employers hire people from your major? Select your major from the list (or the closest major listed), then your preferred location, and see the wide range of organizations who employ people from that major. Click on the organization name to get a profile of the organization or filter further by industry or location.
Buzzfile’s Employers by Major product, enables students, alumni, and career service professionals to find and research thousands of potential employers for each major. With detailed information on 18 million companies, students can proactively seek and network with virtually any employer
The links provided within the following documents can help you do more in-depth research on a specific career field or identify specific resources to help you with your internship or job search.
Additional industry resource sheets will be posted as they become available.
National Data on First Destination Career Outcomes & Average Starting Salaries by Major (National Association of Colleges & Employers - NACE)
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