I know you are not alone when not being sure if you are choosing the correct career path and worried about getting the wrong degree. Whats great about a lot of colleges now a days is that depending on what degree you are transferring from and too many of your credits should be able to transfer. Now obviously if you transfer from a degree like art to engineering the number of transferable courses will be limited just because those two discipline are quite different. But going from accounting to finance, many of those classes are transferable and working with your college advising office, they should be able to tell you exactly what classes transfer and what dont. One of the things I would suggest for you since it sounds like you might not be sure what career path you want to go down is to look at community colleges. Here the courses will be much cheaper, class sizes much smaller and you will really be able to connect with courses and professors to ultimately guide you to the career path you want. Because these classes are much cheaper than a university you dont have to worry about taking a class outside your degree because its not as financially damaging.
In the end a lot of students share you're fear of going down a path and it ending up as a dead end but with hard work and patients you will find your path.
Hopefully this was helpful! Good luck!
I started out at a private college as a Business major, but as soon as I started taking business courses I figured out this path wasn't going to be right for me. I switched my major to Communications, but those courses didn't seem like a good fit for me either. After considering other majors, I not only switched my major to Criminal Justice, but I transferred to a university that offered this degree program. I graduated from that university with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.
Some people might know from the very start what they want to do after college but like you and me, we need to explore some of the fields before finding that perfect fit. And that's OK! Try not to put so much pressure on yourself. It's never too late to switch your major.
When I started college, I chose Computer Science as my major. I later changed my major to International Business. As a result, it took me five years to get my undergraduate degree. Then I found a career in Internal Audit. My point is that it is rare for someone to know exactly what major they want to get when they start college and even if they do, they still might not get a job in that area. Don't stress too much about it. The key is to stay motivated and keep learning. That will make you an asset to any company regardless of your major.