I majored in newspaper journalism in college and later pursued a master's degree in the same area. I was a bit unusual as a kid in that I announced when I was in 6th grade that I wanted to be a journalist and pretty much stuck with it until now ... I've been a working journalist for more than 37 years.
I chose a program that offered me a good base in journalism ... if I remember, I had to take 12 journalism courses ... but also required me to double-major in another subject and to minor in different areas. When I graduated, I had studied enough and done a quarter internship to gain good journalism skills. But I also had fulfilled the requirements for a second degree in American history and minored in political science and art history (emphasis on architecture).
Journalism wasn't a hard choice because I believed (and still do) that it was versatile and offered me skills and choices. Everyone needs to know how to communicate well. Good writing is a skill across disciplines. So is the ability to listen, ask good questions, be curious about the world around you. The list goes on. I later pursued a master's degree so I could teach.
With that training, I've worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. In news and sports. I've also worked as a public relations officer at a community college and an advertising copywriter (neither proved to be my favorite jobs). Twenty years ago I switched to television and have done jobs ranging from news editor to senior coordinating producer of an entire network. In between, I produced shows and worked in digital media. Currently I'm a content editor, supervise a news desk and work across platforms with TV shows, radio programming and digital content on our website.
I know there is much more pressure now to chose majors that will make you employable when you get out. I think a lot of my journalism classmates (including me) figured we'd just go to law school if the journalism thing didn't work out. But I'd also advise that as you pick a major you don't get entirely tied up in money and jobs. College is one of the last times you can study and learn for learning's sake. Enjoy that. Pursue things that interest you. Be creative. You might find that something completely off the wall will provide you with a lifetime of satisfaction and a way to make a living. Try things. Dip our toes into unfamiliar waters. And don't be intimidated. Just because you're not good at one aspect of something doesn't mean you can't master it as your life's work. I was terrible at math growing up. The joke in my family used to be that I'd probably be a doctor if I could have handled the math (I loved sciences when I was studying). Who would have guessed I'd be using algebra all through my newspaper career to compute type size and crop pictures ... and that for the past 29 years I'd be buried in statistics and numbers working in sports journalism.
You just never know.
Follow your dreams. Be versatile and open to new ideas. Don't get hung up on the endgame and enjoy the process. If you do all of that, I think the major might must find you .
Best of luck!