Whatcha Think?: How Did You Choose Your Major?

Did you choose your major because it sounded cool or because you had the most credit hours for that subject already?

The majority of college students change their major at least once, if not their concentration. I was a magazine journalism and art history double major, but decided to drop art history and just have it as a minor. I’m sure many of you have done the same or completely switched from psychology to agricultural sciences.

In any case, what if we picked our majors based on our personality? This could help students who, after two years of classes, still are undecided. Maybe we could go into college knowing exactly what we wanted out of our education.

A new book, 10 Best College Majors for Your Personality, suggests that students might stick with their career, become more involved in school, and continue on the path toward graduation. This book assesses your personality based on the following categories: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. After you figure out what category you belong in, you can scan their list of majors to see what you should take in college.

Does anyone buy this? Does anyone else see this as nothing more than one of those tests you take in high school that shows what job you should have in life? You know, those ones that tell you to be a beautician, high school teacher, or custodian. I feel like it’s that test, but glorified.

Of course, if you enjoy drawing and making models, architecture could be a good choice. If you like animals and science, maybe you could look into veterinary school.

I just think you could easily see for yourself what you’re good at or what you enjoy and find some major that what you like. What do you think?

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