Trying to decide your college major? We have 3 questions to help
Let's talk about some horror stories. In one, a high school senior panics because they don't know what to say everytime someone asks, "So, what are you going to major in?" In another, a college student changed their major a million and one times because they didn't know what they wanted to do.
As a high school student, you don’t need to have it all figured out. You may not know exactly what your future holds, but we have three ways to help you start thinking about your next step – choosing a college major.
1. What are you interested in right now?
Start with what you’re interested in and work from there. Think about how you can take your interests today and turn them in to a degree and career that you’ll love down the road.
Let’s say you’re into sports or going to the gym. You could get a degree in athletic training or exercise science. Do you like to read and write? Think about majoring in English or mass communication. Maybe you’re interested in how the human body works? Get your degree in biology and then apply to medical school.
2. What's the dream job?
Ok, let's flip the timeline. Do you want to own your own business? Think about the different bachelor’s degrees that will help you get there. You could major in business, accounting or finance. Maybe you want to work in law enforcement? Get your degree in criminal justice or forensic accounting. You could even study pre-law and go to law school.
Knowing where you want to end up is a great thing and there are a million different ways to get there. We want to help you choose the right path for you.
3. What if you have no idea?
Maybe you really have no idea what you want to get your degree in? That’s OK, too. Plenty of college freshmen are undecided. So here’s what you do. Sign up for classes in a few different areas that catch your eye, see which ones you like and don’t like, and start narrowing down your search from there.
You don’t have to come to college with it all figured out. There are admissions counselors, academic advisors, professors and other pros here to help. We’ll help you figure out the rest.