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A Letter To My Old College Major

I've changed my major and I'm never going back!

A Letter To My Old College Major
Sarah Pfile

I'm in the first semester of my freshman year at college and I've already changed my major. Some might view it as a kid freaking out and jumping to something else and while that is partly true, that isn't the whole story.

Dear Psychology,

I honestly never thought I'd talk to you again after we ended things but I feel like you deserve an explanation. We had a good few months been then I saw your true colors. My adviser told me all the things you were going to do to me and I'm truly appalled. I believe I'm completely justified in feeling that we need to end our relationship. You were going to make me take so much math. Like so much. How could you do that?! I thought we talked about this. If we were going to do this, I was going to use you in a very applied field. And then I get here and you flip the script so fast. All of a sudden two advanced math classes turned into more statistics classes and an applied research internship. No not an internship, internships. Really? That was a really mean move on your part.

You constantly made me feel inadequate and then the worst thing is you won't even do for me what I need you to do.

You can't even get me the job that I need. I feel like I don't even know you anymore.

Even though a lot of this was your fault, there is blame that's partly on me. I should've done more research before just jumping in. I should have seen the signs during my high school classes. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate you. I just couldn't do it anymore. We were both going in two different directions. I also thought I should tell you that I found a new major, Social Work. I hope you aren't too mad. The truth is I had always considered social work as a major but I stuck with because I knew you better. But when you look at the facts, Social Work is really the path I need to take right now. It's going great so far but I won't know for sure until next semester when I take the intro class. Although I don't know very much, I suspect this is what's right for me at this moment in my life.

Well, there it is. All out in the open. I'm sorry if I've hurt your feelings but I feel like you deserve some sort of explanation. I want you to know that I will consider minoring in Psychology but I don't think I can major in it. It's just too much and I think I'm right when I say it just wasn't right for both of us. Please forgive me.

Best Wishes,


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