Deciding Students

Start Exploring

  • You are not alone. An estimated 20 to 50 % of students begin college still deciding on a major. At Hesston College, the number is about one out of five.
  • Exploratory courses in different departments help you identify your interests and strengths.
  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor to explore your values, skills and passions.
  • Lots of options with more than 50 areas of study.
  • Externships, job-shadows and informational interviews with local professionals.
  • Service activities and career expeditions to local organizations expand knowledge of career options.

Start with Experiences

  • The annual Majors Expo allows you to meet faculty and gather information from each academic department.
  • The Career Development course uses a variety of self-discovery activities to help you find your niche and examine occupational opportunities.
  • The Academic Center for Career Exploration and Student Success offers career advising and follow up for students making career decisions or changing majors.
  • A strong general education program prepares you for the workplace with a strong liberal arts foundation, no matter what field of study you eventually choose.
  • Choose from more than 50 areas of study with transferable credits.

Start as a Whole Person

  • Emphasis on Christian Anabaptist values of peacemaking, justice and service
  • Mod-living builds community
  • Opportunities for spiritual growth include chapel, Bible study and campus worship
  • 25 religious affiliations on campus
  • Two-year advantage means you have more opportunities for leadership right from the start.

Start with Support

Joan Griffing, Academic Dean

Plan of study for deciding students

Exploratory Courses

  • Introduction to Aviation
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Exploring Business
  • Networking Technologies
  • Introduction to Disaster Response
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Introduction to Education
  • Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Introduction to Social Welfare
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Career Information Resources