Are You in the Right Major?

The best way to determine whether or not a major is right for you is to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, and general performance in relation to your major classes.

You may be in the right major if:

  1. You cannot wait to attend classes in your major
  2. The material you study is fun and  interesting
  3. You have trouble picking which major classes to take because you want to take everything that is being offered
  4. You frequently find yourself thinking about ideas brought up in lecture
  5. You talk about topics in your major in regular conversation with friends
  6. You pursue opportunities outside of class (research, field trips, additional assignments) in your major field of study
  7. You do well in your major classes

You may be in the wrong major if:

  1. You dislike your major, but you think it’s too late to change
  2. Your major makes your family happy, but your true interests lie elsewhere
  3. You have lost sight of why you chose your major in the first place
  4. You think your current major is the only path to the job you want
  5. The books required for your major do not appeal to you
  6. You dread attending your major classes
  7. Your major GPA is lower than it should be