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Is it really okay to go to college undecided on a major? Pros/cons?

I have some ideas on what I want to major in but I have so many interests so I'm trying to decide if going in undecided would be the best decision.

Totally ok! Many people are undecided especially in their first year! No worries! You can just get some general classes done when you're first starting! Christina L.

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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Destiny:

A great majority of students do not have any idea on what they would like to major in while attending college. You don't have to feel pressured or make an immediate decision right now. Normally, you choose a major in your junior year, which gives you enough time to research on what you would like to to do. I'd suggest taking the basic courses and selecting good electives.

Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila

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Gloria’s Answer

Since you are just starting your college experience, you should not feel a lot of pressure to decide on a major just yet. Most of your major work is done during your junior and senior year. I would suggest that you work hard on the general courses that you need to take at your university – English, History, Math, etc. I would also recommend that you challenge yourself with the elective courses that you take. If you do not really know what you want to major in, you should start to look in places where you have never looked. Take the elective that you don’t even know what it is. That will expose you to new experiences that may catch your attention. Or you may find that something you don’t think would be a good major is actually what you want to do. You should not be afraid of majors where you are not quite sure what you will do with it as a job. I ended up graduating with what is the equivalent of a Liberal Arts degree at a lot of universities. And what do I do? I am an Instructional Designer.

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Christie’s Answer

You don't have to choose a major until really your junior year in college. Stick to taking your basics and sign up for a internship for one or more of those interest to see if it really is a good fit for you.