Study Abroad USA | Picking a major

Often times when we go to college, we are unsure what we want to pick as a major, let alone how we want to apply that major to the rest of our lives. Although it is an important decision, there is no need to fret over it. If you have yet to decide, there are a few things that may help you out.

In your first year you can remain undeclared and take basic courses to get an idea of what majors are out there. If you like certain classes, you may want to use that as an indicator. You can also visit the different departments at your school and talk with the professors there. They will help you make a smart decision.

If you have a major picked out already but are finding that you don’t like it, don’t worry, you can always change your major. Most students change majors at least once during their college careers, some even change a few times. If you decide to change majors, you may want to ensure you can still graduate on time. This may require taking an extra class during a semester or taking one during the summer, but it’s worth it.

When I went to school, I was a declared psychology major for the first three years. I switched to philosophy my junior year and still graduated on time. It took a little bit of finagling, and I had to take a summer class to stay on track, but it was totally do-able and totally worth it.

When making the MAJOR decision, don’t worry about it too much. A lot of people wind up working in fields other than the degree they graduated with. What is important is that you make use of your years in college and study what is going to keep you engaged and learning. What’s the point of studying something that isn’t contributing to your personal growth and education?

Studying abroad in the USA will open up a lot of doors for you. You’ll have the ability to pick from a number of different subjects and majors, so enjoy yourself, pick something you want to do. It usually works out in the end.



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