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If I'm going into a major that I don't know that I really like, what should I do?

I put the major I would want on my application as Physics but I don't think it'll be the right major for me but I don't know what major is the right one for me.

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Thank you comment icon I would suggest the major that you know the most about. edward

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Tanisha’s Answer

Hi Leonardo! In my experience it took me at least my first year in college to figure out what I wanted to major in. So many people major in something and end up doing some completely different once they graduate. I'd suggest taking some quizzes to figure out what you like, what you strengths are and align your major from there. Most of your first year in college is taking general required course versus courses in your major so you'll have time to make some solid decisions.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Leonardo!

Speaking from my own experience, I was paralyzed by this fear going into college.

Thankfully, I reached out to my advisor, kept a close and personal relationship with them and made sure to check up with them often through the first year of college. In the end, I switched my major in my sophomore year and graduated in the same amount of time.

If you are worried about finishing in a certain amount of time, know that there are ways to still make that happen even if you switch majors after your first year. I ended up in a few summer courses, online courses and independent studies, but I was in and out in 4 years flat!

Take your time and don't rush it! I'm now going back for my Masters, so even after you graduate and work out in the world, you might find that your education needs some refining and going back to school as a great "next step" for you!


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Nancy’s Answer

Leonardo,
Don’t worry! Many new students guess at their choice of major based on what they know at the time. College offers a chance for exploration to some degree, and every course helps you know yourself. What I did was go to my career center when I was unsure of my post-graduation plans. I had aptitude testing. This helped me add courses to make a sort of minor and gave me new focus. Another thing to do is get to know your academic advisor well. That will help her or him to help you. Make regular appointments with that person! It is very common to change majors, so relax and enjoy the discovery!
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