Should You Change Your Major?

With registration season in full effect, I’ve taken time to reflect on the courses I’ve taken in college so far. Next year I’ll already be a senior and sometimes I still wonder, “Did I choose the right major?” I’m sure we’ve all had school days when we’ve thought about this, especially when we have to complete a difficult assignment or study for an exam. 

It’s Easy to Second-Guess  

When you enter college at 18, you’re expected to already know what you want to study for the rest of your life. That’s too much responsibility for someone who just left high school, am I right? It can be overwhelming to think about how this one factor pretty much determines what your future career will be.

I still have days where I’m like, “Maybe I should have been a science major” and the next day think I should switch to political science. These are the polar opposite of my current majors- International Business and Spanish! But at the end of the day when I think about everything I’ve learned from my professors and the courses I’ve liked, all these worries fade away. 

Test-Run a Minor 

If you find yourself complaining about the coursework in your second year and you still haven’t genuinely enjoyed any of your classes, maybe it’s time to consider picking a different major. It is SO normal to switch majors- my good friend has switched three times! 

My advisor always tells me how rare it is that I’ve actually stuck with the same major since starting college. If you ever feel unsure, pursuing a minor early on in a subject you might be interested in will guarantee you don’t switch your major your senior year of college.

There’s no ‘Right’ or ‘Wrong’

Overall, in the last 3 years I’ve learned that you will never truly know if you picked the “right or wrong major”, but trusting your journey and doing your best will help you get there and become content with the path you’re taking.