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As a liberal arts student, what should my second major be?

Hello everyone! I am a college student halfway through my second year at a liberal arts college. Soon, I will be completing my first major, which is Global Studies: Worlds in Dialogue (a mixture of political science, philosophy, sociology, history, and english). Although I could graduate early, I would prefer to complete an additional major instead; I enjoy school and would like to receive the full benefits of a four year post-secondary education. The problem is that I am uncertain about what type of career I would like to pursue after college and fear that I will later regret making the wrong decision (major-wise) while I am attending school. Currently, I am considering sociology, philosophy, and business, but I am open minded to other possibilities as well. What advice would you give me in terms of which additional major (and/or minors) I should pursue and how I should go about making this decision? Thanks! college college-major college-majors liberal-arts liberal-arts-major career-development

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Kim’s Answer

Sabina, You already have enough Sociology and Philosophy covered in your major, I'd recommend going outside of your comfort zone, and finding something that will complement your first degree. Perhaps Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Management, something in the Computer Sciences? These degrees are pretty much transferrable into many fields, and would serve you well! Kim
Thank you for your insight! I did take one course in computer science but found that the topic did not play towards my strengths - high achievement in STEM subjects tends to be much less natural for me than that in humanities oriented subjects, and although STEM fields are projected to have many strong career possibilities, I want to make sure my future career would be one that I enjoy and plays towards my strengths as well. I truly enjoy humanities-oriented subjects and therefore have a difficult time imagining that I have ever taken enough of those courses, but I have considered business majors/minors as well - I will keep your recommendations in consideration! Thank you for your time! Sabina B.
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Amy’s Answer

A foriegn language looks great on a resume and emphasizes your commitment to being competitive in a global workforce. Best bets: Chinese or Hindi.

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