7 Signs Your Major Isn't For You

7 Signs Your Major Isn't For You

Are you thinking about dropping out of college? Maybe you're in the wrong major.
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I think we can all agree that we've questioned whether our major is for us or if we should change our major. Statistically, six out of ten people will change their college major at least once before graduation. And of the four who didn't, one or two will regret their choice of major after graduation. Here are 7 signs your major isn't for you:

1. You find yourself thinking about other majors.

Do you find yourself thinking about education, the arts, or medicine while your major is engineering? If so, then you may be in the wrong major.

2. You dread going to your major classes.

Do you fall asleep in your Abnormal Psychology lecture? Do you wake up in the morning and dread going to your 11 o'clock Sports Management class? If so, then you may have chosen the wrong major. If you don't jump at the chance to go to class and learn about your major, then maybe it isn't for you.

3. You chose your major for the wrong reasons.

Did you choose your major for the income? Did you choose your major because that's what your friends are doing? Did you choose your major because that's what your parents wanted you to do? Did you choose your major because you just wanted to get college over with? If so, then you should consider looking into another major. Choosing a job because of the income, your friends, your parents, or to graduate doesn't mean that the degree is for you.

4. You're not doing well in your major classes.

Are you failing your Social Psychology class? Do you have a D in your Engineering Calculus? If so, maybe you should consider that the major you are currently in isn't for you.

5. You're considering dropping out of college.

This is an obvious one. If you're not in love with your major and you aren't happy with your major, it isn't for you. If you're sitting at your desk thinking about if college is even for you and considering dropping out, then your major is definitely not for you.

6. You're following your friends.

If you're choosing your major to follow your friends to college or to make sure you'll have classes with them, then it probably isn't for you. You're different than your friends. You have different strengths, different weaknesses, and different interests than your friends.

7. You're interested more in extracurricular activities unrelated to your major.

Are you majoring in medicine or english, but you're more interested in art, creative writing, reading, hiking, or interior decorating? You have hobbies, but being more passionate about extracurricular activities than your major may mean that you aren't in the right major.

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3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

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14 Honest College Things The Class Of 2023 Needs To Know ~Before~ Fall Semester

Sit down, be humble.

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To The Class of 2023,

Before you start your college career, please know:

1. Nobody...and I mean nobody gives a shit about your AP Calculus scores.

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" I got a 5 in Calc AB AND BC, a 5 in AP Literature, awh but I only got a 4 in AP Chem"

2. THE SAME GOES FOR YOUR SAT/ACT SCORES + nobody will know what you're talking about because they changed the test like 10 times since.

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3. College 8 AMs are not the same as your 0 period orchestra class in 12th grade.

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4. You're going to get rejected from a lot of clubs and that does not make you a failure.

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5. If you do get into your clubs, make sure not to overwhelm or overcommit yourself.

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6. It's OK to realize that you don't want to be pre-med or you want to change majors.

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7. There will ALWAYS ALWAYS be someone who's doing better than you at something but that doesn't mean you're behind.

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8. "I'm a freshman but sophomore standin-" No, you don't have to clarify that, you'll sound like an asshole.

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9. You may get your first ever B-, C+ or even D OR EVEN A W in your life. College is meant to teach you how to cope with failure.

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10. Go beyond your comfort zone. Join a theatre club if you're afraid of public speaking. Join an animal rescue club if you're afraid of animals. College is learning more about yourself.

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11. Scholarships do exist. APPLY APPLY APPLY.

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12. Don't try to brag about all the stuff you did in high school, you'll just sound like a weenie hut jr. scout

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13. Understand and be sensitive to the fact that everybody around you has a different experience and story of getting to university.

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14. You're going to be exposed to people with different opinions and views, don't fight them. Instead, try to explain your perspective and listen to their reasoning as well.

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