Should I do a Music/Psych double major?
Hi! I'm currently in grade 12 and have been wondering a grave amount of what to do. I have been always interested in both psychology and music, and was wondering if a double major in both would be worth it? I'm not exactly sure what career I would want to do or if I even want to pursue one of them for a job. Is it too high of a risk? I really just want to explore and take the chances while I can.
I would have to agree that a double major is doable! You just need to be prepared for a lot of work. If you are passionate about both subjects then it is entirely worth the effort. One thing I want to encourage you with is that you don't really need to have this figured out yet. You can go into college with this declared so that you will get into those foundational classes early, but you don't need to stay there if you feel overwhelmed or you realize that studying music or psych academically is not for you. You are free to change majors at any point. If you want to explore and take academic risks, freshman year of college is the time to do it.
One side note about participating in music in college: It is very much like doing a sport. The time commitment for rehearsals and personal practice is a lot, but even if you don't end up sticking with a music major you will have the opportunity to build a diverse community through the ensembles you may participate in. I found that making friends through playing music meant that I knew folks from all over campus, I never had to eat alone in the dinning hall, and I had the chance to create something beautiful no matter what my other classes were throwing my way.
Congrats on your senior year ! Being a double major is 100% achievable . With Psychology , further education is necessary when trying to carve out a career because the major is so broad . Im assuming that music is you passion and Psychology is a choice to provide more stability . If this is so , remember Music as a major can also provide you with a fruitful career , You just have to decide where you want it to take you . Art Majors arent risky . Follow you passion ! 1st lets start with selecting a college that has strong programs in music and Psychology . Then with you counselor go over how you can do this efficiently. Speak with your professors in college on careers and how to maximize these majors . I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck on this exciting journey
Music is therapy. Psychology is mental. I really would love if you did consider to double major, I know it seems wrong but you wont regret it in the end. The end goal of college is to make sure you end up with a career that is based on your major.
There are some considering factors, if you want to make the most out of these fields you would be looking at being a psychologist or psychiatrist to make decent or the most money. And in the music industry Im not 100% sure, but that would be getting into the media/entertainment world.
If your wanting to go to college to find a suitable career always aim for the top paying job in that field! If your going for an art that your passionate about look into schools based soley on Music! Both are really great fields but its gonna take some networking & hard work to get the money its worth! Good luck, you got this.
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