March 5, 2018
Dear Faith: How and when in
college do I choose a major?
Faith says: Choosing a major or area study is
important. Some students choose a major based on subjects where
they excel or do well in. Also, exploring your personal interests,
such as environmental causes, can also help you discover a best-fit
Typically, it's your sophomore or junior year of
college when you must declare a major and begin taking specific
courses in a subject area. If you are interested in a major that
requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students
in that major, then it is better to declare early.
A major can prepare you for a specific career
path, but it can't guarantee you future success and it doesn't have
to lock you into a single career the rest of your life. Many people
are enjoying a career that has nothing to do with what they studied
Thanks for writing!