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Good question. A College major is an important decision, however a Career is something completely different. A degree is only a tool and is too often looked at as the deciding factor in settling on a career. There was a time when folks started a career as an apprentice and then worked their way up in that industry which they stuck with for the rest of their lives. Times have changed so that we have untold opportunities to choose from and there is no longer a need to settle on one "career" for the rest of your life. Your likes and dislikes will change over time as your experiences increase. Use the tools you have (personality tests, career placement tests, etc.) to make your initial decisions. Use your first year in college to take the general requirements that apply to most degrees. Talk to the other students, professors and councilors about the different opportunities/degrees. Talk to the company recruiters who visit the campus to find out about the different types of jobs out there in the various areas. Settle on a degree, based on what you find. Then start your career in that area and keep your eyes open. Be willing to change if you find you are not as passionate about that choice as you originally thought. Your passions will change over time and you are in charge so you can decide if and when it is time to change. You very seldom ever find the career you will stick with for the rest of your life when you start unless you are one of the lucky few who learn early what you are passionate about so don't limit your options by tying yourself to that idea. Good luck!