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How do people narrow down majors?

How do people narrow down majors?

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Christopher’s Answer

It depends on the person, but the best way to figure out what you enjoy is through practical experience. My major was undecided until my junior year, but during this time I explored multiple different internship opportunities. I was quickly able to see the areas that I really enjoyed, as well as crossing off the ones that I did not. I also reached out to professionals who had jobs that I though I might be interested in to ask them questions about their practice, and took a wide variety of classes until I was able to narrow down which subjects I was actually interested in.
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Darlene’s Answer

I would start out by assessing what your Interests, Passions and Abilities are. What are your strengths and what classes are you getting good grades in and enjoying the most in high school? Find out if it's employable meaning are you going to be able to easily find a job in that field? With technology constantly changing make sure that what you want to do will still be around for decades. You have to be happy but lets be honest once you figure out and narrow down a major you have to find out what those jobs will pay. I also think there are a lot of quizes etc you can take online to help you narrow your selection down. Check with your high school guidance because they should have some tools and advice to help you decide as well.
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Ying’s Answer

Personally, I had a hard time narrowing down what I like to do and what I was willing to learn more about. As I did a lot of internships and different programs during high school this allowed me to really explore what I wanted to purse in higher education. I also chose to take AP classes to really see what I wanted to do. But also I took variations of different classes from Psychology, Computer Science, Math, and English. In which helped me figure out what I liked and what I didn't like.

I believe that you really have to find your passions and strengths in order to figure and narrow down what you really want to major in. Even when I started college I still had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to major in. I was questioning if I made the right decisions even though I knew that I was really interested in psychology. During my first year I started to have an interest in neuroscience. I believe it would eventually come to you of what you wanna do. But also you would know if you made the right decision if you're willing to learn more about the topic.
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William’s Answer

Hello Liam!

Narrowing down a major can be done at undergraduate degree (after foundation years) or at postgraduate level as a SINGLE MAJOR or DOUBLE MAJOR.

Area of interest (Major) is chosen from individual's area of strength as per these examples below:

(1) Fine Art Majors
- Painting
- Graphics / Photography
- Animation
- Sculpture
- Ceramics
- Textile

(2) Computing / Computer Science Majors
- Data Science
- Computer Security
- Computer Networking
- Application Development (Web / Mobile)
- Computer Engineering
- Technical Computing
- Cloud Computing

(3) Civil Engineering Majors
- Structural Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Hydraulic / Water Resources Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
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