What Degree Should You Go Back to College For?

By: Steven Miller
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About This Quiz

There are many reasons that people choose to return to school. Once we get a sense of the things that are motivating you, there's a good chance that we can nail down the field of study that's a perfect fit for your interests and skills.

Perhaps you've achieved all the financial success you could ask for, or you've decided that the rat race is simply not something you were meant to be a part of. If you find yourself doodling in the margins of paperwork and milk spilled on the floor makes you want to grab your camera, there's a chance that a degree in fine arts might be calling out to you.

Maybe you spend nearly every waking hour of your day in front of a computer. If you're someone who has at least a basic understanding of one or more computer languages and you always have the very latest in smartphone technology at your fingertips, a potentially lucrative degree in computer science might be just what you're looking for.

The virtual guidance counselor's door swings open, and you are invited in. Just get comfortable and answer the following questions honestly. We'll have you ready to register for your first classes in no time.


How much reading do you do?

Do you enjoy traveling?

Are you a creative type?

How much time do you spend on a computer each day?

Have you ever thought about writing a book?

How many languages can you speak?

Which description sounds the most like your main motivation in life right now?

Which generation do you most identify with?

Have you ever written any poetry?

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

What are your thoughts on taking a trip to an art museum?

How old is your current smartphone?

Of the following, which author would you rather read?

Would you consider yourself to be a peacekeeper?

How meticulous are you in your work?

When was the last time you played a video game?

Which genre is most appealing to you?

How strong are your communication skills?

When was the last time you visited an arts and crafts supply store?

Which high school clique would you be most comfortable with?

Are you a practical person or more of a dreamer?

How expansive is your vocabulary?

Which college course would you be most excited to take?

Of the following, which cable channel would you be most likely to watch?

Are you more likely to read the book or watch the movie?

Which of these locations would you rather live in?

How important is being financially successful to you?

How would you describe your romantic life?

Are you more comfortable with the abstract or the concrete?

Of the following, which college sounds most appealing to you?

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