Finding The Right College Major
By Patrick Capriola
• Your ﬁrst major more than likely won’t be your last.
• Finding the right major takes time and experimenting to ﬁgure out what’ll work best for you.
• It’s best not rush this process either.
• A good tactic is prevent yourself from switching majors several times by declaring “undecided”
and exploring a few different majors early on.
• Most schools offer programs to let students explore majors and decide their junior year.
• Having natural skills isn't a bad thing, but it shouldn't
determine your choice of major.
• At ﬁrst it could seem like perfect sense, but boredom can set in
studying something that you know in and out. Sometimes
turning a fun pastime into work, will become just that- work.
• Having an open mind to other majors that that are of interest
to you can be more fulﬁlling and more challenging.
• Being practical about the loans you’ll
have to take out for school.
• “Don’t bite off more than you can chew”
• You don’t want to ﬁnd yourself in a
position that has it so you can’t pay your
loans because of the major you took.
• Finding a career that will land you in a
ﬁnancially stable situation is something
Long Term Planning
• Consider major into life plan.
• Your career should ﬁt into your own
lifestyle, not the other way around
• An art major might be what your interests
are, but you might not ﬁnd the ﬁnancial
security or travel that you want in it.
• Sticking to a major to be an art teacher
can offer a salary and vacation time
meaning you will have the ability to
Choosing your major is a very exciting decision to make, and
it shouldn't be taken lightly.Take your time and consider all
of the tangibles that go into ﬁnding the proper major.