Post # 1
Simply put, how did you decide what your major would be for college? Did you start with one major, and then decide to change it later on? What influenced your decision?
I’ll start.. I started as a nursing major. I took a few Psych classes that really peaked my interest, and ended up changing my major to Psychology. Now I’m on the fence about possibly changing it again before moving forward in school.
Post # 3
I chose history because I liked it. I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a job, though, so I wasn’t thinking ahead. Where are you going for your college degree? If you go to a good school, the degree itself (regardless of the major) is helpful in getting a job.
Post # 4
I switched my major at least 3 times, I went from Elementary Education to Business, back to Elementary Education, to finally Communications. I finally picked Communications because it will allow me a baord choice on jobs which in the job world today is great. I will graduate in May with my BA.
Post # 5
I chose political science because it was what interested me most. I knew I was going to law school after college, so it gave me a little leeway to do what interested me.
Post # 6
I started as a history major because I adore the subject. I wasn’t sure what to do with the degree though. I went on to add a communication minor, which I ended up hating. I changed again to a double major in history and journalism, and figured I’d write for a living. But I ended up hating journalism. Because I couldn’t think of anything I’d like doing with my history degree (most of my peers were going to go on to law school), I switched the elementary education, which is what I will graduate with. I’d worked with young kids for years, and I was passionate about it. I figured I’d deal with the low pay and lack of respect and do something I know I’ll love.
Post # 7
I started in Classics, but in my first semester ended up taking a Philosophy class as an elective. We were reading Plato and Aristotle in both the classes, but I really liked how Philosophy actually listened what they had to say, instead of trying to glean historical context like we were in Classics. I switched majors after that first semester, but I still love Classics and take a bunch of electives in it.
Post # 8
@peachacid: The school is called SVSU, a local university here
Post # 9
I was a teacher’s aide in high school and fell in love with teaching. The teacher was amazing, and she gave me pretty regular chances to take over the class while she watched. It was a small private school, so the class only had 9 students. I loved it, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Post # 11
I knew I wanted to go to medical school, so when I started out I was a physiology major. A year in I switched to molecular biology, since I realized that I found those classes more interesting, and that is what I graduated with 🙂
Post # 12
My passion was always English: literature, writing, you name it. But I was realistic, and chose to major in something with better job prospects that I’d also enjoy. So, nursing it was! I’m so thankful it worked out, though there is a part of me that wonders what could have been…
Post # 13
I started as a Poly Sci major and made the switch to Economics and then to International Economics and Finance. Like you I took a few electives in Econ and made the switch. I just really enjoyed it and I just felt like it fit. Also I really wasnt thinking of what major would land me a job. But Econ and Finance is what I realized I had a passion for. It may seem hard to recognize this, but I did when I really enjoyed all that I was learning despite all the work and studying that went along with it.
Post # 14
I majored in English because I liked it, and Elementary Education because I could get a job with it. I’m now combining the two for my M.A. in Reading Education.
Post # 15
I started off as a nursing major but changed my mind after about a year. I’ve always loved the medical field but I felt that being nurse isn’t challenging enough for me and I feared that I’d end up just being a nurse instead of a physician. After realizing the crap nurses deal with/do all day long, I decided to get my degree in Psychology and decide from there if I want to go to medical school or not. Right now though, it’s looking like I will be getting my PhD to overall become a forensic psychologist.
Post # 16
I chose to major in Criminal Justice becuase I always though I wanted to be a cop. My mom made me promise not to, so I then I thought about being a probation officer. I got my BA in Criminal Justice and I realized that I wasn’t really passionate about it, so after a few trial and errors I went to grad school (I will be done in May) for Sport Psychology. I was a former collegiate athlete, and I minored in Psychology as an undergrad. I really happy that I decided not to go the cop route!