Finishing The Year As an Undeclared Major

  1. 1. Stumped

    I, for one, defiantly feel stumped. I came into college undecided because (obviously) I had no idea what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I did not want to go into the medical or engineering fields. I guess you could say I was quite optimistic in my hopes for everything to work itself out. However, it is almost a year later and I’m unfortunately in the same place that I started. So I’m simply stumped. I thought I would have had everything figured out by now, so that leaves me feeling a little bit… stumped.

  2. 2. Confused

    The reason why I feel a little bit confused is because now I really don’t know how to approach taking my classes. I think one of the most frustrating times for undeclared students is registration. Some people might think that we have it  easy because we aren’t on a specific schedule for classes to take, meaning it doesn’t matter if one of the classes that we wanted filled up because there are always more that fill the same requirement, since a lot of undeclared students are mainly focused on knocking out core. While this might be true for some people, there are those (like myself) that feel anxious about the fact that they might not be able to catch up in time. While there are a lot of options open to core requirements, there are even more classes that are restricted to majors only. However, I don’t mean to be too much of a downer, all this means is I have to think very creatively about the classes I will choose. I am actually feeling a bit… confused.

     

  3. 3. Hopeful

    I feel hopeful because I have time and I have experience. Although I still may not know exactly what I want to do I at least have a little bit of an idea based on my past classes. Although it might be stressful, it is good to constantly remind yourself that there’s more time to explore and there’s more time to look through different possibilities. I know it might be annoying when people ask, “So have you decided your major yet?” or “Do you know what area you’re thinking about?” Those questions don’t really matter. The fact of the matter is that you are on your way to making your own path, you are still on your journey. (Or at least that's what I tell myself).