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the way ill figure out my majors

I want to figure out what I want to major on when I ope to no waste time.

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Lindsay’s Answer

Hello!

When trying to choose a college major, there can be a lot of options that feel overwhelming. I agree with the idea that you should narrow down the specifics of what fields or majors you are interested in. Many colleges have general education requirements that involve basic science, government/history, creative arts, and writing courses which can be helpful in deciding what you like while still not "losing time" with declaring a major.

I recommend focusing on one group of majors and then picking your favorite from there. There is some overlap in most majors, especially majors in the same field like business, so if you end up changing you can often use most of your credits from your past major for the graduation requirements (commonly as electives) and still graduate on time.

However, your major is a pretty big choice to make in college. It is okay to take the extra time needed to work through all your options and decide what is best for you. It is much easier to add a semester of classes while in college than to return to school years later to work on an entirely new degree because you did not enjoy your original major.

Hope this helps!
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Charlie’s Answer

Hi!

I think a good approach is to figure out what you do NOT want to do first. This tends to be way easier. So, make a list of literally every major your school offers (or a more confined list if you have it down to a certain subject area or discipline) and cross out the ones you could not see yourself doing. Once you cannot cross anymore out, start taking classes that overlap with all the remaining majors until you find a direction.

Eventually, you will have to just pick one and run with it and you may never feel completely satisfied. Just know, your major does not define you in every way, shape, or form. Your career can be molded immensely post-college.

Best of luck!!
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Jaiyta’s Answer

Hello!

When I was applying to colleges, I made a list of all the things that interested me the most. I went and interviewed a professional in each field and decided what I wanted to major in based on a lot of factors ( jobs post graduation, scope of the field, growth in the field, schooling the field). It was the quickest way. Make sure you get unbiased opinion though! A lot of people’s opinion will be skewed/influenced by their personal lives!
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Tyler’s Answer

I second what Jaiyta said - make a list of the majors that make you most excited. After, boil the list down to 3 majors, and make a point to decide which of the three you are most excited about. Just deciding what major you want to explore helps free your mind and gives you a better perspective of how excited you are about pursuing that major.

Changing majors in college is normal, but targeting a list of only 3 makes it easier for you throughout your college experience.
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