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Is Switching Majors Really That Bad?

Tamia Nixon

Posted on April 3, 2021 23:47

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Using my personal experience, let's look at the positive and negative outlooks regarding switching majors in college.

When entering college, it's expected to know what career path you want to take and be successful at doing it. But that's not always the case; some know exactly what they want to major in and others have no clue. For me, I thought I knew what I wanted to major in, but found out my sophomore year that it wasn't for me. 

In my freshman year of college, I planned to major in Engineering, specifically Electrical Engineering, and initially, I was very excited and ready to prove that I could really handle the workload I knew was in store for me. However, the farther I got into the curriculum, I soon started to realize that this was something I didn't want to pursue anymore.

Although I wanted to switch my major, I was too worried about what my friends and family would think if I decided to make that change. They were so impressed with my decision and I liked knowing that I would have a secure future if I went with this choice. I thought that maybe if I could go through with being an Engineering major then, eventually, I would learn to enjoy that career. 

Unfortunately, after failing another math course, a declining GPA, and a steady growing hatred for my major, I decided that I needed to make a change. Therefore, in the middle of the semester, I went to my advisor and asked to get my major changed to English. This is something I've always wanted deep down but was unsure because of so many people saying things like "you'll only end up as an English teacher" or "you won't make enough money." However, I knew that I couldn't worry about everyone else's opinion and had to go with what I really wanted. 

Since the switch, I've never been happier. I've always loved to write and being able to share it with my peers has been nothing short of amazing. I've been able to make great progress and learned as an English major, I have so many options/ways to succeed in the writing industry, and I can't wait to see what the future holds. It's completely fine if you're not sure what you want to do as of yet and it's fine to change your mind. In the end, you'll be the one that will have to live with your choices, so the least you can do is choose something that'll bring you happiness in the long run. 

Tamia Nixon

Posted on April 3, 2021 23:47

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