If you're anything like me, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, let alone major in when I came to college at FSU. Growing up, I went from wanting to be a chef, to a nutritionist, to a physical therapist, to writing and possibly teaching. It was too hard to try and choose because they all seemed like such great occupations that I would love, and yet which idea did I love the most? I couldn't tell you. I'm still not entirely sure what I want to do as a career, but I was able to find a major I loved and narrow down some of my options.
My freshman year, I had to do some serious soul searching. I was currently what FSU calls an "Exploratory Major." This meant that I was researching and "exploring" what I would possibly want to major in and getting General Education classes taken care of in the meantime. I took what was called a FIG or a Freshman Interest Group for Editing, Writing, and Media. A FIG is generally taught by a Senior in said major and can only be taken your freshman year fall semester. This FIG let me try out some of the classes I would be taking if I did, in fact, declare Editing, Writing, and Media as my major. This experience was the best for me because I was almost able to "try out" the major as well as have a group of fellow freshman who I had every class with. It helped me start my search for a major while adjusting to the big atmosphere of college life.
After the FIG, I discovered that I really liked Editing, Writing, and Media, but I didn't like everything about it. I decided that Creative Writing was the right major for me and alas that's what I decided to declare as my major. Choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life is hard work. Here are 7 things you can do if you don't know what you want to major in at FSU.