SIGNS YOU MAY NEED A NEW MAJOR
• MY BAD – Did you choose your original major based on outside influence, like pressure from your parents or the prestige it offers? Make sure you choose your major according to what you want, not what others want for you.
• BORING – All students find at least a few courses in their major a bit boring. But if you can’t find any classes that excite or interest you, then it’s possible you’ve chosen the wrong major.
• GOING NO WHERE – You’re not looking forward to your future career options. Do all of the potential career paths connected to your major sound boring, then it’s possible you’ve chosen the wrong major.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Timing is key when you’re thinking about changing your major. Will switching majors cause you to stay in school longer? As an underclassman, you can probably change your major with no more than an extra semester tacked onto your undergraduate education, if that. If you are within your first 60 credits in college, you’ll likely find it easier to switch to a new major. At schools where you’re required to take a large number of general education credits, you may have even more time to make the switch without extending your timeline by too much.
POINT OF NO RETURN?
For upperclassmen, it’s a bit trickier. If you’re already well into the required courses for your major, it may be worth it to stick it out and get the degree. Once you’re more than halfway to completing a major, you really need to consider whether it’s worth it to “lose” the work you put into those courses by not getting the credits. At this point, you may want to consider adding a second major rather than giving up on your original major altogether.
Hope this Helps Madison