Match Your Personality to Southern Methodist University Majors, Minors, and Related Careers
Research shows that students who choose a college major or career that matches their personality get better grades, graduate on time, and have greater job success and satisfaction.
Four Steps to a Good Match and Decision
- Take The Career Key® test using SMU’s code and identify your strongest Holland personality types.
Don’t have a code? Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your assessment options by calling 214–768–2266 or stop by during drop–in hours. If you are currently enrolled in the Cox School of Business, please contact the Cox Career Management Center to discuss your assessment options by calling 214–768–1943.
- Come back to this page to explore SMU programs below for your top two personality types identified by The Career Key® test.
- Learn as much as you can about the programs that interest you . Click on each program for more information about the major. For more help with your Career Key test results and making a career or major decision, the Career Development Center.
- Make a good decision using the ACIP method – it is simple and effective.
Click on or scroll down to explore the SMU majors that match your personality, Minors have an asterisk (*).
Read how they were scientifically grouped.
Environmental Earth Sciences*
Africa/Middle East Studies*
African/African American Studies
African/African American Studies*
Economic Growth and Development*
Economics of Industrial Organization*
Economics with Finance Applications
Economics with Systems Analysis
Economics: Decision Making*
Italian Area Studies
Italian Area Studies*
Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies*
Political Science: American Politics, Law and Administration*
Political Science: Comparative & International Studies*
Political Science: Political Thought*
Russian Area Studies*
Women's and Gender Studies*
Literature, Language & Philosophy
English with a Creative Writing Specialization
World Languages: French
World Languages: German
World Languages: Italian
World Languages: Spanish
Film & Media Arts
Film & Media Arts*
Double Bass Performance
French Horn Performance
History of Visual & Performing Arts*
Nursing, Therapy, & Health Promotion
Education and Library Services
Individualized Studies in Liberal Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts
Markets and Culture
Sales and Purchasing
Real Estate Finance