What to Do If You Change Your Mind About Your Major

What to Do If You Change Your Mind About Your Major

It’s not unusual at all to be undecided about your major, since it will impact what you do for the rest of your life. Plus, you don’t have to declare your major until the end of your second year. And if you’re just not sure where to begin in choosing a major, UF has an exploratory option. The exploratory major allows you to take many kinds of classes to see what you’d be interested in, and to take classes based on what you like and don't like, allowing you to narrow down what major you’d want.

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Your College Major: It's OK Not To Know

Your College Major: It's OK Not To Know

College is all about exploring and finding your “true self” and choosing a major is a big part of that. The rest of your life can be influenced by what degree you graduate with, so even if it takes choosing two or three different majors until you find the one, it is okay.

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A Student's Perspective on Choosing a College Major

A Student's Perspective on Choosing a College Major

When I first got to orientation, my main source of stress was choosing my major. I was afraid that this one choice was going to define my career path forever. Now a year in, I know that a major is nothing more than a path to follow, something that can be changed, refocused, or thought up again entirely. When choosing a major, it’s helpful to understand that, and further think about your interests and specialties.

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How To Choose A Major: A Student's Perspective

How To Choose A Major: A Student's Perspective

Picking a major can seem daunting and complicated for many incoming college freshman. The important thing to remember is to relax. The best advice I was given, in regards to my major, was to pick something that interests me; something that wasn’t going to bore me a year from now.

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A Student's Perspective on Choosing a Major: How a Vacation Led Me to My Future Career

A Student's Perspective on Choosing a Major: How a Vacation Led Me to My Future Career

A note from Hunter Cambon: Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions you make in college. It's a decision that more often than not changes during your college career as well. So I wanted to get a student's perspective on why they chose their major. Guest blogger, Matt Brunswick explains how he decided to major in International Studies at USF:

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Choosing a College Major: A Student's Perspective

Choosing a College Major: A Student's Perspective

Picking a major before attending your University can be very difficult at first. For some students, it is a very easy choice. The student simply selects the major that he or she is most passionate about and would like to pursue for a future career. For other students, there is no easy path or major that sticks out; I was this kind of student.

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