Unsure of what you want your major to be? Me too. Picking the right major can be a daunting process. When you are questioning your interests and passions, it can be hard to narrow down one area you feel you can be successful in. From the perspective of one of these people who is 100% unsure, these are some of the signs I compiled from individuals who are 100% sure of what they want to do, and who have found the perfect major for them.
“I know I picked the perfect major because…”
I AM NEVER BORED!
Most college students can agree that they have had a class where they constantly hit the snooze button for it, dreading it because it may be an early class, and a boring one. For Chelsea, a junior biology major, these classes where she has to wake up at the crack of dawn are her favorite because she is genuinely interested in the topic. She is not bothered with all the extra reading and lab reports she has to do outside of class because it is her passion.
People’s Opinions of My Major Did Not Sway Me
It is safe to say that many choose a major based on how people perceive it. Emily, a sophomore art student, is intrigued by the world of art history and how it has changed over time. As a freshman, she came in with her parents telling her she should be a business major because of the money she could make with that degree but she did what she thought was best for her and followed her true passion.
3. I AM HAPPY:)
Ultimately, happiness with what you are doing is most important. People should be able to do what they want and be excited about what they want to do. Chelsea and Emily are both happy with the majors they chose. Essentially, college majors are just the first stepping stone to the future. Pick a major that interests you, and everything else will fall into place.
SO, how does one tell if they are NOT in the right major? Here are a few signs that can help you decide.
- Having no previous experience
- Picking it based on future income
- Bad grades + boredom = wrong major
- In its finest form, procrastination
- Inability to stay focused and on task
All these tips will be helpful for when an undecided major makes the decision to be a decided major. Remember, it’s okay to not get it right the first time. You can switch majors or even switch schools but in four simple words: Do What YOU Love!