So, how do you feel when you are considering what to study in college?
Many college applications require you to select a major or state that you are “undeclared”. Being undeclared simply means that you are not ready to select a major because there are so many options. This is so true for perceivers, those who are spontaneous - basically, non-planners like me. This is a good option especially if you are attending a liberal arts college.
But what is the best way to choose a major? Here are 5 ideas to guide you.
Ode to the Undeclared Major
One of the most popular majors at universities is the “undeclared” major. Many universities or colleges recognize you may not be ready to declare a major when you start as a freshman. Often you do not have to declare your major until sometime in your sophomore year. There are a few universities that don’t offer “undeclared” as an option. You will know which colleges require majors from their websites and applications.
Talk to a school counselor or career counselor, take a career assessment, or use the list of majors or careers to explore professions in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Credit: GuidedPath Guru
Through student ministry and educational consulting (career and college planning), I have enjoyed guiding teenagers to discover their higher calling.