Sunday, April 24, 2011

Choosing a Major



I'm currently a first year student at University and am having a lot of difficulty choosing a major. All throughout high school I never really had any solid ideas on what I wanted to study, and always just sort of assumed I would figure it all out once I got to college. Well now I'm nearly at the end of my first year and still don't know which direction to take. I've found a few things that I enjoy studying about, but nothing in particular that I'm really passionate about. Entering the year I was an undecided major, but have since picked one just to make the course selecting process go smoother. I know that it's okay to switch your major and that most students do at some point, but I'd still like to have at least some plans for my future. So far the majors that I am considering are:

  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • History

If anybody has any first hand experience with these majors I would greatly appreciate any advice. Especially about possible career paths after I get my degree. I know a lot of my choices aren't really the toughest classes to choose, but I've never really been strong in science, or liked it very much, so I pretty much want to avoid all of those options.

31 comments:

  1. That's really good classes to have during your first year at university! Is ur classes a semester or quarter?

    I'm sure you'll eventually find what you're really good at so you'll able to decide what major to study.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really good majors there. Good luck at University!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well I cant help you there. If you were female on the other hand I might recommend you go Mack. Most women who have had the pleasure would tell you "once you go Major Mack, you'll never go back".

    ReplyDelete
  4. All garbage Majors - Enjoy you fail degree. Sorry for the honesty.

    ReplyDelete
  5. They aren't garbage majors, Mike. They could be useful in some facets of life, and helpful if he's going for Law or a social career.

    I would like to suggest a look at a technological direction, something more science-oriented. They can be very, very handy in a wide variety of careers, some of which are definitely going to come into use.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Go with your gut instinct. Pointless ending up doing something you will defo not like.

    ReplyDelete
  7. choose a science! easiest one possible if you're bad. just don't go in humanities and waste your life.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Economics wouldn't be too horrible, at least then you could do something related to your degree after university.

    ReplyDelete
  9. History is a worthless degree. It's interesting, but unless you want to get a career out of it, don't bother.

    Philosophy is the same, but you will be one of the best arguers ever. Trust me.

    Political Science, only if you're pursuing a career in politics or journalism.

    English only really helps if you want to be a teacher, or teach abroad (would really recommend teaching abroad, great experience)

    Economics is boring and hard work but it's very useful after university.

    These opinions are based on many of my friends' experiences. You should take a degree that you like, and will want to continue with for 3-4 years. You must also factor in the future, and how that degree will help you achieve your goals in life.

    You're welcome, lol ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. go with what you WANT and the money will follow.
    This offer does not apply to any liberal arts

    ReplyDelete
  11. ALWAYS consider the job outlook. My recommendation: go into numbers!!


    Please follow my blog!!

    katofinance.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. easy, think about what you LIKE to do. i tried to get into the field that made a lot of money, instead of what I wanted, and I'm not happy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Choose the one that has jobs in future.

    ReplyDelete
  14. i wish this post existed to me when i started college haha

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm a student of English and I have to choose another area of studies soon. I can choose between pretty much any of the humanitary subjects - philosophy, danish, litterature science, all of these subjects. NONE of them interest me the least, but I have to choose one and study it for two and a half years if I want my education to be worth anything.

    Shitsux

    ReplyDelete
  16. All are good subjects, but Economics as far as I know has a great career path.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well it depends on how you want to live you life. Making a lot of money or having a some free time. I would choose Economics, unfortunately money rules the world!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Interesting article. I can see it helping other guys in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  19. good luck phulosophy should be great

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am having the same problem now! Best to wait till your positive.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I don't really know about any of those, best of luck with whatever you chose!

    ReplyDelete
  22. My vote's would be for economics or philosophy. Those are the only two that really interest me, but I have no idea what you would do with a philosophy degree.

    ReplyDelete
  23. well, economics is good. I'd go for computer sciences though. but its up to you m8, goodluck!

    ReplyDelete
  24. If you're going to go into philosophy, make sure you have something like an Ethics & Public Policy emphasis. It turns a rather useless degree (unless you're going to law school) into a degree that can open doors in @ HR at almost any company.

    + Followed, if you need more info on how to work the philosophy degree, hit me up.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hey man, go with computer sciences, it's super effective seen as how everything is going to digital and moving away from analog. Lots of new jobs coming up man, even in this shitty economy.

    ReplyDelete
  26. i gotta make up my mind now as i go to university. looking forward to next post man

    ReplyDelete