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What are some ways to figure out what major is best for you in college?

Currently in my third college semester psychology major(BA) but considering switching majors.

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Nancy’s Answer

Martha, when I was in college I wondered about my major, too. I liked it but didn’t know whether I could get a job doing it. I went to my college career center and signed up for a career advising seminar. We took the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory and got feedback on what careers fit our interests. I decided to keep my major but to add electives which would help me get into graduate school. I suggest seeing a counselor in the career center as a start.


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Tracey’s Answer

Hi Martha,

Congrats on being in your third semester at college. The best way to determine what major is best for you is figure out what you want to do after graduation as a career. If you are not quite sure on what you want to do after college, there are a ton of skillset questionnaires on the internet that ask you a set of questions and based on your answers will give you a list of possible career options. You also want to talk to your advisor to also see what are your options. Changing majors beyond your sophomore year in college may greatly delay graduation because you will have to take additional pre-requisite courses for your new major.

Best of luck to you.

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Rachel’s Answer

Choose something that interests you but will also be a stepping stone to a career that you would enjoy for years to come. To be frank, pick something that will help you get a job and make money to support yourself. Ideally you would enjoy that profession.

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Richard’s Answer

Join pre-professional organizations. Apply for internships in your proposed field. Try to join a research lab to see if their projects interest you.

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