10 things they don’t tell you about choosing a major

You don’t have to choose a major to get into college, and other things you’ve got to know

10 things they don’t tell you about choosing a major

1. It’s your chance to become an expert on a topic.

2. Make sure you love the field! Don’t declare a major yet if you’re on the fence.

3. Try not to change your mind about your major once you declare; some classes might not transfer to your new degree program.

4. You don’t have to choose a major right away. You will probably have until the end of sophomore/beginning of junior year!

5. Get your college’s general education requirements out of the way first if you’re unsure about what to declare. Those classes can also help you find a major you enjoy.

6. Think about what you really want to do, not what your parents or your counselors think you should do.

7. Shop around freshman year to see which classes you like, and use those likes to narrow your choices.

8. Your major doesn’t always automatically lead to a correlating career.

9. Being undecided likely won’t affect whether or not you get accepted into a college.

10. Consider a minor or a double major if you can’t decide among subjects. Or, study one subject as an undergrad and one topic in graduate school.


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