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

Having second thoughts about your current major? Do you feel like you want to switch majors, but fear you’ll be starting college all over? When asked what your major is, do you not feel excited to talk about it? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you might want to switch your major while you still can. Check out these three reasons why it’s never too late to switch your major.  

You Don’t Really Care for Your Major-Specific Classes

When it comes to classes that specifically connect to your major, you don’t really seem to have any interest. In my experience, I would go to lectures and not pay attention. Though the information was important toward my major, I had little interest and couldn’t wait for it to be over. I didn’t want to study for any tests simply because I wasn’t passionate about any of the material. I would procrastinate and work just to barely pass the class. Overall, this wasn’t providing a healthy relationship between myself and my academic work.

You Don’t See Yourself Using Your Major to Get A Job in The Future

As I continued taking classes in my major, I wasn’t connecting with any of the material. I couldn’t see myself using any of the information that I’ve somewhat been learning toward my career in the future. I soon realized I didn’t want to be in a career that was connected with my current major because the passion wasn’t there. I didn’t want to feel stuck with this major for the rest of my life. 

Overall, You’re Not Happy!

For myself, I lost that feeling of being excited to learn. I didn’t want to go to class. I didn’t want to study. I didn’t want to do anything academically. I felt lost. I knew that I had to change my major in order to not only help with my happiness but help with my mental health as well. I knew it was time for a change.  

If you’re feeling uneasy about your current major, talk to your advisor. Also, connect with other advisors from different departments to get more information about majors that you would be more interested in. Although it may take many advising appointments to find the major you like, you’ll eventually find yourself more excited to go to class to learn about what you actually enjoy. So, go out there and study something you’re passionate about! Don’t trap yourself in a major that you don’t actually want to pursue a career with!

Sarah is a current nursing student at the University of Central Florida. She loves photography, thrifting, and managing her online store @collegekidcloset which you can find on depop and instagram!
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