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DoDrugs2mon 19d

ya boy's going to college in a few months what should I major in

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tigermomMay 23, 2020!
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Btw I don't mean this in an insulting way but as someone who spent two years in uni doing a degree that I didn't 100% want and I would have much rather just messed around during that time (on my own money ofc). I entered uni with horrible social anxiety and immaturity and certainly didn't make use of all the opportunities that differentiate a university from a library and a textbook (access to professors, labs, etc.). I think that if I'd given myself time to work on these things or was certain of my major from the getgo (you can't really change it once you start uni in the uk) I would have approached this much more responsibly

If you're good on your feet and are able to change your mind after a decision's been made (say if you want to change your major) then go ahead but if you freeze up like a deer in the headlights I really suggest you take a year off

Also try looking into deferring entry for next year, it's not like you'll be able to make use of anything unis have to offer during the first semester anyway due to corona
tigermomMay 23, 2020!
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aquarius
tigermom
Why would you spend money on college if you don't know what you want to study? A waste of money and time lmao
instead of posting this ignorant comment you could complain about how kids are pressured to go to college when they are barely an adult, sign off on deceiving and expensive loans and enter a workforce that doesn't work for them anymore (or the fact that college is now considered a necessity for quality of life but is still bankrupting people)
I intended for the comment above to follow right after that (I split them up for comedic timing) but I totally agree with you! I gave into the pressure myself
doozeMay 23, 2020
I love my animal science degree. Your most flexible majors IMO are going to be business / economic related. I recommend focused biology majors (i.e. quantitative, zoology, microbio etc) and environmental sciences as majors if you're looking to "make a difference" in the world. My school had a FANTASTIC major called Community Development and Applied Economics that was really malleable as well.
doozeMay 23, 2020!
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I agree with deferring due to corona personally though. I struggled a lot with online learning in my last semester but to each their own. It'll also help you solidify choosing a major so you don't have to go into college with that feeling of uncertainty a lot of my friends regret.
aquariusMay 23, 2020
+1
tigermom
aquarius
tigermom
Why would you spend money on college if you don't know what you want to study? A waste of money and time lmao
instead of posting this ignorant comment you could complain about how kids are pressured to go to college when they are barely an adult, sign off on deceiving and expensive loans and enter a workforce that doesn't work for them anymore (or the fact that college is now considered a necessity for quality of life but is still bankrupting people)
I intended for the comment above to follow right after that (I split them up for comedic timing) but I totally agree with you! I gave into the pressure myself
ah! sorry for being too quick to judge, your other comment makes a lot more sense now.
aquariusMay 23, 2020
also yeah thirding the pandemic comments, i didn't think about that. online college can be really useful for certain people, like people who are already in the workforce and want to go back for a degree, but if you can, try to go to in-person college because it's just way more beneficial and worth the investment
OprahMay 23, 2020
+5
ugghhh I genuinely hate how people feel pressured to enter school right away & find a degree that's "fun and will make me money" cause its all myths its all myths (and ill explain why, and understand that i've finished a bachelors & a post graduate degree)

anyone in a degree that they enjoy will MAKE something of their degree. For example, someone in STEM will seek summer lab opportunities or diversify their skill sets, or arts majors will use their skills to develop a portfolio, get their name out there, engage in their communities, etc. It's fairly common where people enter degrees that do not line up with their interests and they pop out 4-ish years later with next to nothing to show for it save for the sheet of paper w/ the official imprint. find your interests and you'll make your success in it, 100%.

I will say that if you're undecided to a point where you can't make sense of even a field to go into, there's never any shame in taking a gap year. Spend that time cultivating interests and take time - lots of first years struggle with the independence and the sunken cost fallacy and that opens the door to so many other problems (mental health crises, financial issues, inability to connect w/ peers. the list goes on). Also given that there's a high chance that everything is going to be online in september, this should help.
OprahMay 23, 2020!
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if you have a general idea of where to go, try sticking to a general degree for your first year or a pathway in that field that allows you to switch degrees if you aren't feeling it (so like, don't pick a hyperspecialized degree and waste a year because none of your courses apply after you switch). Don't also shy away from joint degrees because like i said earlier, its all about the time you spend on it - the degrees have no inherent value, you value it yourself.

I hope this helps even a little bit. I don't think you'll get the answers you're looking for here unless you give us a little more information or seek help from people you know IRL.
TedTonateMay 23, 2020
Anything technological will be beneficial, as would any degree with economics or business. But if you're asking about what you want to major in to people, you will need to take some time to think about where you want to be in 5 years, 10 years and even 20 years time. Sure certain situations may change your initial decision over a few months or even years but so long as you have that fixed long term plan in place, you at least know where you want to be heading. without being stuck in one place.
DkKobaMay 23, 2020
+4
go to community college for your first 2 years especially if ur undecided.
coolkidrox123May 23, 2020
i entered uni right after high school. it was a course my dad pushed me into cause it pays well and i wanted to work with kids anyways so wasnt the worst (speech pathology). but it has a lot of biology which im interested in but also struggle with a lot. Too much stuff you gotta remember and super boring.
I also took retolin to help me focus in class but it just made me focus on the wrong things, made me lose my appetite lol. lost a lot of weight because of this.

I wasn't able to handle the shift of schedules. From a well structured high school where i just had to go through the motions to being totally independant. I couldn't really cook for myself, I wasn't a sociable person or anything and I was never good at studying. Semester 2 everything started going down hill and i failed a unit.

then semester 1 of my next year i failed everything and got kicked out of uni.

I recon if I spent a year doing something that taught me how to be independant idve been able to handle uni better.

I spent the rest of that year home alone without a job or any real purpose. Id be tasked with cooking for my family and cleaning the house and I wasted all my money earnt from workd at mcdonalds on collectibles and funkopops and the archade to fill up the time and get dem dopamine hits.

Finally nearing the end of that year i decided to get my shit together and find my way back into uni. I signed up for our equivelent of a college which is a major and minors or w.e and I got in.
coolkidrox123May 23, 2020
In that year I learnt how to cook and clean and I became more self sufficent. I was able to make myself lunches for uni or w.e and I was finally on a path to a course I was actually interested in which is psychology. I did a year of a bach of arts (which gets you nowhere) and then this year I transferred into psychology course .

im still fuffing around but at least now i have motivation to do my shit. that doesnt mean you should just take any course you enjoy if it wont get you a job at the end. Find one thing you wanna do for the rest of your life (for me its working with young children) and find the best way to earn money off of it.
this could be becomeing a trady or going into a course or just becoming an intern somewhere straight up. just make sure theres a future there for you and dont be too worried about takin a year off to decide what you are into.
emsychumMay 23, 2020
go to clown college
AlyssaMay 24, 2020
+2
emsychum
go to clown college
you're already here

IceBearMay 24, 2020
Stop making fun of clowns. Their jobs are already hard. Have you ever watch Joker?
debaserMay 24, 2020
history major here. really passionate about what I study, so much so that im actually kinda sad not to be in school atm.

follow your heart, don’t believe the myths about needing to have every single thing figured out all the time. pragmatism is good, just don’t shoot yourself in the foot out of fear! be open and challenge yourself and you’ll grow on your own, and things get clearer in time. they don’t necessarily get easy or simple, but definitely less uncertain.
pusillanimousMay 24, 2020
Alyssa
emsychum
go to clown college
you're already here

wtf computer broke
HelloImDenisMay 27, 2020!
I think it's better to take a year off to explore subjects and search for new interests. To learn social skills, leave your comfort zone and learn the skills you'll need when you are independent. Also, to relax and enjoy movies, music, books, games, etc.

Uni is just an option, not an obligation. But if you choose it, do it right.
DoDrugsMay 28, 2020!
I see a bunch of people in the thread bringing up being pressured to go to college and tbh I don't even want to go to uni but my parents are forcing me to go so. But they said I can wait till next year to go because of the virus

And it's kind of a struggle because I don't even know what I'm passionate enough to drop a ton of money and four years on except art and anything related to design and animation but every time I look for advice on that there are sooooo many people saying "don't go to art school because it's a waste of money, just study on your own lol". so if the only thing I really want to do is a "scam" then idk I feel stuck.
USAMay 28, 2020!
You could try majoring in Marketing and go for a minor in graphic design. But also, I think Sl0nd mentioned that you should speak to an advisor about it or there are classes specifically for finding the right career for you. Just remember, you don't have to declare a major right away, I believe you get 2 years to decide.