This post is all about choosing a college major.
The day has come for you to finally answer the question that every relative and stranger alike asks you as a child. What do you want to be when you grow up? Many people think choosing a college major solidifies the answer to that question.
Choosing a college major doesn’t necessarily determine the answer to that question, but it can lead you into that general direction.
You can be whatever you want to be, sis! You’re your degree doesn’t determine anything. The only thing it changes is what is printed on the diploma when you walk across the stage.
I know people with chemical engineering degrees that work in the IT department at a wastewater plant.
Talking to college students daily, I hear so many crazy ideas about picking majors that need to be addressed.
So here are some ideas that you may believe about choosing your major that simply are not true.
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I’m Going to Choose an Easy Major
While Music Theory may sound less complicated than Biomedical Engineering, it doesn’t make it easier. You have to put forth just as much effort to earn both degrees.
If you aren’t a music lover and you can’t stand listening to hours of classical composers, then Music Theory would be hard for you even if you were the smartest student on campus.
Your college major should be chosen based on what you are passionate about and what plans you have set for the future.
You Can’t Switch Majors, or You’ll Have to Start Over.
Eh, not necessarily true. You have lots of majors with the same general classes with just a few different core classes to earn another degree.
If you go into college as an accounting major and one semester in you realize you don’t love it, you won’t be stuck, and you won’t have to start over. You’re most likely just taking the Intro to Accounting so you can change to anything you want.
Always consult your advisor when you are thinking about changing your major, and they will give you some helpful advice on how you can make it an easy transition.
What If I Don’t Like That Major Either
It’s your money and your time. You can change majors as many times as you want. To save yourself some time. Research the majors you might be interested in and discover one you really like.
What If I Graduate in A Major That I Don’t Want To Work In?
Whew, Chile! I know the feeling. I THOUGHT I wanted to work in media journalism. So, I got a degree in journalism. WRONG! Once I graduated, I decided that’s not what I want to do at all. I love business! I should have been a business major. Oh NO!
Guess what! You don’t have to have a certain degree to get a job in the respective field you want to go in. Some jobs require a bachelor’s degree that could care less what the degree was in.
I’m an administrative assistant for a large organization in my city, and I love it. Does it have anything to do with journalism? Nah, but it helps when I have to type presentations or write letters to executives. However, you don’t have to go into the field of your major.
Choosing a College Major Wrap Up
Since we’ve got all that nonsense out of the way about choosing a major. Go ahead and start researching yours. You’ll find out that a lot of majors overlap each other these days, and you can go into any field you choose.
You can also go into college as Undecided/General and decide when you get there what is best for you. As long as you do your best, you will be a success.
What myth have you heard? Let us know! Leave a comment below.