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How do you decide on a major when you have multiple interests in varied fields?

I am interested in majoring in business management, psychology, and political science, all different majors, and I don't know which is the right fit for me. I have taken high school classes in business, law, and psychology and still am interested in all of the fields. How do I decide what i want to major in for college??? #help #career-choice #college-major #indecisive


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Robin’s Answer

Hi, Ari - these are all interesting areas for sure! I majored in business as well and found that my first couple of years in undergrad helped me to hone in on my area of interest. It is generally possibly to do that - start as a general business major - and then see what area of specialty you may want to choose later. I watched for what interested me (people and leadership) vs what didn't (computer science and process) and let that guide my choice to concentrate in management. After I had been working awhile that same process led me back to grad school for a degree further focused on developing people and organizations. Once you have a business degree, you may also find as you go that you can combine some of your interests for psychology and poly science vs. choosing only one of those paths. Good luck!

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Marilyn’s Answer

A lot might depend upon how much school you wanted to attend and your financial resources. A major in business or political science might be good for a bachelors degree, and then you could decide where you want to go from there. Business would give you an immediate career, but psychology and poly science might limit you somewhat unless you chose to go on for further training. Best of luck in your choices!
Marilyn Balke-Lowry

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Kim’s Answer

You have been given some excellent advice already. Another consideration is to better understand your natural strengths. I recommend the StrengthsFinder assessment. It will reveal your strengths - some may surprise you. The report will explain their implications and may give you further insight into your major(s) and\minors. It will also serve as a guideline for your career choices.

Kim recommends the following next steps:

Take the StrengthsFinder assessment.
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Review report and take notes where you find particular interest.
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Use as a guideline for college focus and career opportunities.
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