When I was in college I was posed with the difficult decision of deciding a major. Do I choose psychology, education, or business. This one decision was supposed to decide my whole future. This can be a stressful decision and a lot of pressure for a 19-year-old who has their whole life ahead of them. All this pressure of deciding your whole future with one decision can really break you. How do you decide what you want to do for the rest of your life? Well that one decision really doesn’t determine the rest of your life but it sure feels when your making it. So how do you decide what to major in?
I believe you answer this one question. What are you passionate about? What are you drawn to that you would do with your time if you could do anything you wanted to. What would you do for free without being paid. In college I had to decide between business and education. I love children and in my mind I wanted to work in orphanages in Africa so I decided to go with business because I thought a business degree would help me with the business side of things of orphanages.Then you graduate college and life happens and you find yourself dealing with things that you never thought you’d be doing and taking jobs you never thought about before. I ended up working for a nonprofit mentoring HS youth and I absolutely loved it and I didn’t need a teaching degree. I was able to utilize my business degree.
I believe that you should choose to study something that makes your heart happy and that excites you, not what you think others want you to. Also don’t get pressured into choosing a major because your friends or family what to choose it for you. Nowadays your major is not nearly as important as how much education you have. I know someone that has a masters in theology that works as a college counselor because the requirement is the Masters degree not the specific type of degree. So whether you are a college freshman right out of high school or you are settled in life and have your own kids and want to go back to school, think about what you’re passionate about and what makes you happy and then decide what you want to focus on for your college degree.