Choosing a major can be difficult, with so many options and so many varied interests. If you’re not sure what you want to study yet, have no fear. Most high school students have no clue what they want to study.
A college major is a specialized area of study. You will be taking a group of courses in a subject of your choice that will lead towards the completion of your degree. In addition to your college major, you are also required to complete the general college education curriculum.
Most students entering college are not completely sure of what they will be doing after college. Very few have set their mind up early and end up following what others are doing, what they think, or read somewhere.
Do all you can to find the right major. Look for an intersection between your best abilities, your passion, and the value that the marketplace will give to your profession.
How to choose a Major:
Consider these factors when picking your major:
- Career Prep – Choose a major because it will prepare you for a specific career path or advanced study.
- Earning Potential – Future earning potential is worth considering.
- Subjects you love – If you love what you’re studying, you’re more likely to fully engage with your classes and college experience, and that can mean better grades and great relationships with others in your field.
- Undecided? Explore your interests – Exploring your interests will help you find your best fit major—and maybe even your ideal career.
Really take the time to ask yourselves these questions:
- What kind of job is right for me in the future as a career?
- Will the major I’ve chosen help me towards it?
- What college is right for me for my undergraduate studies?
- Which colleges offer a great program for my chosen major?
- Does my chosen major fit all my abilities, values, interests, and passions?
- Have I identified the disadvantages of my chosen major?
Not having a solid answer is completely normal. Do not stress over the fact that you have no idea what you want to pursue. Everyone has something they like, in most cases, it does take some time.
We are now going to list a few studies and their many tracks that you will possibly be interested in.
- Business Administration
- Business Marketing
- Business Management
- Business Analytics
- International Business
Natural Sciences & Mathematics:
- Kinesiology / Exercise Science
- Environmental Science
- Diet & Nutrition
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
Computer & Information Sciences:
- Data Scientist
- Software Engineer
- Information Analyst
- Web Developer
- AI & Machine Learning
- Network Architect
There are many more studies to take on. Your choices are endless, you just need to be willing to put in the work and give it your all in any subject.