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I Changed My Major and it’s Really Not That Big of a Deal

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MNSU chapter.




That’s how many days I have until I graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Now, when you think about it that way time seems to move so slow and that those 386 days won’t just fly by. However, that number is beyond important.

Why? You might ask. Great question.

That’s because only 17 days ago, 403 before graduation, I decided that the program I had already spent 3 years in wasn’t right for me.

When we think of changing prospective careers or fields, we all have this notion that you’ll end up adding years on to your college career. Which, in total degree changes, could be the case. However, for myself it meant dropping my dual degree with social studies education and pursuing a major in history. Doing so also comes with adding a minor in psychology.

To me, this is everything I’ve wanted and more.

To everyone else, they question me about why I was doing this so close to the end and if I would have to stay longer.

My short answers: because I wasn’t happy and no, luckily enough. But should it matter how long it takes me, anyway? Of course not, because college isn’t a race and we will all end in the same place one way or another.

So, dear reader, if you find yourself in such a situation, whether it’s a minor degree change like mine or major, there’s a few ways to figure out if this is right for you. My advice: make a pros and cons list, talk it out with family and friends and meet with a counselor. Your happiness and wellbeing come far before any degree or program. Do something you love, no matter what crazy people try to tell you.

Ultimately, this came down to my happiness and what future I saw myself with. Who knows, I may come back for an education degree one day. As for now, the future is wide open.

One last thing,

Hi mom! I changed my major. :)

Currently, a fifth year student at MNSU, Mankato majoring in History with a minor in Psychology. Self proclaimed Netflix and coffee addict with a passion for writing. 
Hannah is a Junior at Minnesota State University, Mankato and one of the Campus Correspondents for the HC MNSU chapter. She is currently double majoring in Marketing and Business Management with a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.