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Starting Point: How to Find the Major that Fits You

Starting Point How to Find the Major That Fits YouFor me, starting college was something I had been looking forward to for years. Though I didn’t know exactly what my major was going to be, I was confident that with time and a few general courses, the answer would come to me. In the end, I was rushing to and from the adviser office, trying to make up my mind.

Most colleges today require you declare a major by the end of your sophomore year, which is why it’s important to spend some time thinking about what you would like to major in before you even start. You want to find a field of study that interests you, and will help you get further in a career. There are several ways you can select the perfect fit for you and make sure your education doesn’t become a regret. Below are some tips when thinking about your major.

Interests/Passion
It is important to select a major you will enjoy. My adviser told me to think especially about what I was passionate about and what classes had really interested me so far. For example, if you love sports and are passionate about health and wellness, then you may want to consider earning an Ohio University masters in coaching. If you love children and want to help them learn, then you may want to consider majoring in education. Your college years will be a lot more enjoyable if you select a major that really speaks to you. Take some beginner classes in different areas that interest you. Think about the subject and the work you’ll be doing. Talk to a counselor to determine what you might be the best at, and what will fit with your schedule and future plans. Continue reading