Anyone have good examples of schools doing something different and interesting with how they list their majors offered? I am thinking more on the marketing side, not so much about course catalogs. So many schools (my school is guilty of this too) simply show a super long list of majors in alphabetical order. Many schools do this without any second thought to the emotional impact of the excitement and joy of choosing your major.
I know many schools may have their reasons for how it is, but there has to be something more that can be done than database output formatted in a <ul>
Examples I have found:
Macalester College has this page, which while it isn't strictly about choosing a major, it is related on some level. http://www.macalester.edu/news/macalesternow/2012february/sciences/
Rochester College of Imaging Arts & Sciences is interesting too. http://cias.rit.edu/prospective-students/pathfinder/
Hmm, I will be honest I'm not a fan of using the actual official programs listing as a marketing platform.
That being said we do have this which helps people find interesting majors and people
But if you are talking programs in a more interactive way here if my favorite example
I wrote on this a while back, you might find it helpful: http://doteduguru.com/id8064-rethinking-the-ux-of-the-program-listi...
While Xavier also offers the traditional listing of majors and programs, we also offer a humorous way of navigating to various program offerings. It helps group related program together, knowing that prospective students often like to see options in a particular subject area (science: biology, nursing, occupational therapy).
Wow, those are fantastic! It's amazing how often we treat our "products", our core offering, as a simple bulleted list. Both of these really provide some inspiration.