Deciding Students

Faculty member Deb Roth counsels a student.


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

Deb Roth, Career Advisor and Advising Coordinator
A.A., Hesston College
B.A., Goshen (Ind.) College
M.S., Kansas State University (Manhattan)

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