Guide to Choosing College Majors We know that choosing a college major can be overwhelming.
Some students go into college thinking one thing, just to find out they want to major in something else. This week, some of our Admits tell us their stories on how and why they decided what to study in college. I am double majoring in psychology and business, and possibly minoring in economics.
Psychology was something that has always interested me, especially social psychology. I thought it was fascinating how people made decisions. Later on I realized that advertising and marketing dealt with social psychology. So I began to learn more about it, and realized that business was pretty important for marketing.
I picked out my majors by looking at areas that interested me, and then I did some research on what I should focus on in college.
Currently, I am an undeclared English major with an Economics minor. I came into Georgetown as a pre-med biochemistry major, then switched to biology. After a semester, i found that I am not a fan of the sciences. I chose my major essentially because I had a hard time deciding between the other majors.
There are several majors in the school of foreign service, and they are all International Relations majors with concentrations in Economics, Politics, History, and Culture.
I was very interested in the political aspect of IR but also wanted to get the quantitative skills necessary to get a decent job after graduation. To combine interest and practicality, I chose International Political Economy a mouthful to say in interviews.
This major combined the political and economic sides of the field of IR, giving me both the quantitative and qualitative classes I wanted.
My full major is Writing, Literature, and Publishing. It is a more extensive version of an English major, basically. I picked it because ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a book in my hand.
Because of all of these opportunities, the major seemed like a no brainer to me. With my WLP major, I have access to workshop classes, a multitude of literature classes, and a handful of incredible publishing courses, all of which are stimulating and only serve to show me that I made the right choice with my major.
I have changed my major four times since my freshman year. Luckily, changing my major and taking classes in different departments is made incredibly easy, so I was able to search for courses that I was truly interested in when I started to think about possibly career paths.
I chose this particular major because of its hands-on applications within the job field by examining the structures of organizations and how companies are changing due to advancements in technology and globalization.
Colleges are designed to allow students to explore their interests and learn about different industries before choosing a major. On the other hand, I have gotten advice from other pre-laws that International Studies and Political Science would be the best majors to get prepared for law school.
I researched more into the required major courses as well as the possibilities of choosing a different career path and International Studies was one that I was inclined to.
I love the course I am required to take. I am currently technically undecided, but I plan on majoring in Math and Economics. I was lucky in the fact that I have liked math since childhood, and wanted to continue to study it in college. My major could definitely change, but for now I just chose my two favorite classes, and they tend to coincide nicely so double majoring in both just makes sense.
My major is Biochemistry. I came into college thinking I was going to be a doctor and by the time I figured out I was not going to be in the medical field but the business sector instead, it was too late to change my major.
I am happy with my choice regardless of how my career choice ended up. I think biochemistry really teaches someone how to think critically and become a problem solver. Biochemistry is a good major to get an overall understanding of how the world works around us on a molecular level.
At first I had no idea which major I wanted. To my surprise, I really loved the LJ major and decided to stick with it. Writing for newspaper affirmed my decision to stick with my major.
My path to choosing a major took me across the world! After high school, I took a gap year and moved to Germany, where I learned the language and worked at several internships.Deciding on a major is a big decision, one that can be very difficult to make.
Some students go into college thinking one thing, just to find out they want to major in something else. College majors should be chosen carefully, and there are a lot of factors that help people decide what to go for. Interests play a great role in choosing a major. How to Choose a College Major At some point in the process of choosing a college, you may have to choose a college major, or at the very least begin to narrow your options.
While being undecided for awhile is fine, you probably want to have some idea of what you want to do when you start the college application process.
Choosing a major is an important decision, one that should not be hurried.
The time that you give to the PROCESS of making this decision will be well spent. The steps you take in preparing to choose a college major will be similar to the steps you take in making your first adult career choice.
Choosing a major field of study can be a difficult decision, and today’s college students are encouraged to weigh several factors before choosing an area of focus for a four-year degree program.
Choosing a college major is something that requires much thought and consideration but, in reality, it is just the first step toward developing a foundation that you will continue to build on for the rest of your life.
Although some college students know exactly what they want to major in when they enter college, the majority of students are.