There is still time to figure out what you want to get out of your degree and what direction you plan to take it in. Take it slow and enjoy your college years.
As in, if you don't know what major you will do, how do you know if the one you choose is the right one? #college-major
Great question! I would recommend taking your general education classes first. Seeing different classes in different fields of studies will help you determine which ones most interest you. Think about which areas are interest you and not which class you like more. When I was deciding on accounting, I did not enjoy a few of my classes, but it was mainly because of the teacher and the set up of the class. Getting through you general education requirements will not only help you with completing requirements for graduation, but it will also help you decide on which areas of study you enjoy more than others.
Once you have areas of study that you enjoy, take a look at which careers are in those fields and see what are the best majors for those careers. In college you with have an advisor that can help you narrow down what the best major would be to match the career that you would like to go into or the area of study that most interests you.
This answer will vary based on what your goal is for your career plans.
If you goal is happiness and doing what you like, you will know you have the right major by enjoying what you do every day in your classes. You will enjoy waking up and going to class every day and not find yourself frustrated or bored with the material.
If your goal is financial sustainability, you will need to understand the risk and rewards associated with the major you pursue . Certain majors (accounting, pre-med, engineering, ect) will offer you significantly more opportunities financially than other majors. Note all majors are created equal. This does not mean you don’t have to enjoy it, but there are risks and rewards for certain majors.
This should be considered in your decision for a major so you don’t find yourself on a career path that does not lead to what you want.
I would talk to junior and senior students in the major then ask them about how they like it and why they decide on the major and career outlook about it, also I would research how people in those job say about it. Networking help me understand more about my major and choose my career.
I just spoke to my professor about this yesterday evening, figure out what you want to do and enjoy first. You doubly want to be stuck in a program that will make you miserable and that you will have to pay for.
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