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How to Pick a Major

Friday, June 6th, 2014
College Major

College Major

Picking a major can become a daunting task for many students, especially when you feel pressured to make this choice your freshman year in college as you sign up for classes that will put you on track for your major’s requirements. Whether the problem is that you have too many interests or your goal is to obtain a “useful” degree that will increase your employment chances on graduation, there are many factors to consider. I will try to address some of them here.

A lot of the time, students head into their freshman year with a preconceived notion of what they will be majoring in. However, universities have hundreds and even thousands of courses, many of which are in fields you may not have explored before now, or even have heard of before now.  Don’t feel like you have to settle down in your studies immediately. Sure, take classes in subject areas you enjoy, but it may be worth it (yes, even academically) to try something new. You could end up unearthing a passion you never knew existed. (more…)