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What major should I start thinking about for college?

-Marine Biology
-Wildlife Biology
-Biology
-Designer
-Architecture

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Leona’s Answer

This is a tough one and there is no one right answer. All of these degrees are great choices but it depends on what you have a passion for and want to do as a career.
I don't know much about the biology degrees and work so I can't give a ton of input on those, but I will try and give some ideas jsyt to get you thinking.
First though the biggest advice I have is to take classes while you are in high-school to get a better idea of what you like in practice. You may love the idea of being a biologist but find you hate all the math, intense information, and very minute details that you may need to learn once you get to a college level. And if you do love these classes, they will give you a great head start in learning so you can pursue your dream.
Marine biology and wildlife biology are both very niche subjects and could depend on you living somewhere where you are near the ocean or near an area that has some parks/forests/mountains. For both of these you may be a veterinarian of some sort, you could work at a zoo or aquarium, you may be a park ranger, or if you are really passionate I'm sure there are research facilities that need biologists, but this would be a challenge I imagine.
Biology is much more vague and can have some potential, but often there are even bigger challenges with something so vague as there are a lot of career paths that it would be valid for.
Designer is something that has some broad potential as you can go into different areas of design work with the same degree. I just got my BFA in graphic design-visual design, but I primarily intend to be an illustrator. The program is very broad and teaches a lot at the university I attended, though you can specialize and look into different aspects of design.
Architecture is another one I don't know much about, but I do know it would be a great field and has a lot of potential for jobs. I also know it may involve a lot of math, rigorous work, and will certainly be a different kind of challenge. Once you get going, there are a lot of ways to branch out with this degree.

I hope this was in some way helpful, if anything just to hear someone else talk about the degrees and get your ideas going. Really the best way to decide is to take classes, try internships, or get tours of the carrier paths these could take you to. This will give you a better idea of what it is like and if you would enjoy it.

Do keep in mind as well that you can always change your major. It's good to have an idea going in because you can ensure you take only the classes you need, but you can also go undeclared and take your base classes for these different degrees to really see first hand what they will be like.

You can also always go to your local college/university and talk to the advisors there. Many places will have different opportunities for prospective students to see the different fields and understand what they want to do.
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Fernando’s Answer

I agree with the recommendations by Leona.
I can only comment on architecture, which is what I studied. My suggestion is that through your school you meet with professionals of the careers that you are interested in and get a deeper understanding of each one.
Architecture has some math, that should not scare you, and it has a lot of design and creativity. If that is something you have then consider Architecture
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