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How many times have you changed your major?

Or, if you're out of school, how many times did you change it during school? At first, I thought maybe I'll do biology. Then it was CIS. Then I thought hmmm... English. Then Psychology. I've finally ended up in the Health field and I love it. I was going to do Public Education... but it seems quite unattainable now and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I don't think it's something I can do while working full time. Plus... I'm really not getting along with my epidemiology classes. So now I'm leaning towards being a physical education teacher or a personal trainer. (Exercise science.) And yet I would still rather spend my time building things. :P

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NachoMahma8 years ago
. As others have pointed out, it usually not so much what degree you have as long as you have a degree. Probably a bigger deal in the Health fields, but in engineering, pfffft, lots of ppl not working in the field of their degree. See westfw's comment.
. If you are a Fro/Soph, don't worry about it too much, just try to make sure your credits will transfer if you change your mind. If you're an upperclassman, I'd stay the course, get a job, and go back to school if you change your mind later. But I'm not the best person to take advice from.
Lftndbt8 years ago
I seem to change my mind everytime a read an ible leaning towards a specific field.... ;P Unfortunatley/fortunatley I needed to go into full time employment at 19... This landed me in a job at a hardware store.... Bills combined with getting to play with anything from.... Lithium-ion impact drills to automated computer home security systems... kept me intrigued with te job.. We are, I guess a good old fashion all purpose hardware store... With ALOT of cool new products... we carry about 30,000 lines... big big store.... it would take me a good 15mins to walk around the parimeter (sqm doesn't do it justice)... ;) So I guess my Major at the moment involves ... hardwarestorology...;P
westfw8 years ago
I started as an EE major, stayed an EE major, and graduated with an EE degree. But ever since then I've been writing software. :-)
Stercus Fit8 years ago
I started with 'Environmental Science' at Penn State. Then, after finding out the hard way that science was not for me, I swapped to 'Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies' (CAMS). Then I transfered to UCF, where they didn't have CAMS or any other specific history. So 'History' it was. Then I decided I wanted to teach the deaf, so I changed to 'Social Science Education' for about a week before I realized I was two classes away from finishing my 'History' degree, so I swapped back. Once I finish up here, I'll go somewhere for a Deaf Ed masters program. I had the same issue for my minor: first it was something like 'Oceanography', then it was 'IT,' then 'Linguistics', then an education-related minor, and finally 'ASL/Deaf Studies'. Unfortunately, to finish my minor I've got to add an extra year, so I'm considering picking up another minor, either 'Anthropology' or 'Communication Sciences and Disorders.' I've been told by several people that the average college student changes majors five times, so no worries! :)
I'm a student at Indiana State University. On the application, I selected Art Education. Summer before freshman year, told my advisor I did want to teach, but not art. She said to switch it to "Liberal Studies." I did. Fall of Freshman year, switched to English Teaching. Fall of Sophomore year, switched to Construction Management. I really, really enjoy construction management. I've got about 2 years or so left. It's like Instructables...but the projects are bigger!
trebuchet038 years ago
Started as Aerospace Engineering
Switched to Industrial Engineering a few days before registration
Switched to Mechanical Engineering first week of school

Didn't lose any sleep or classes over it either :p


zieak is right, don't fret too much on what you're doing (as long as you like it and are capable of completing it). Jamie H. from Mythbusters is a perfect example of this -- guess what his degree is in.... Yep, Russian ;)

Don't only learn things -- Do things.
Mechanical Engineering is what I want to do when the time comes.
John, you wouldn't happen to compete in triathlons would you? Or go to UCF? Would you? I somewhat recently met a John Smith... who transfered to UCF for mech. engineering.... And your profile happens to say Florida as your location... Or are you just a completely different person with a username that is not, in fact, your name that also happens to be in Florida with aspirations of studying mech. engineering?
Or are you just a completely different person with a username that is not, in fact, your name that also happens to be in Florida with aspirations of studying mech. engineering?
Yep. I'm in 8th grade.
I do want to do mech. engineering, though. No idea what college, just not UF (the Gators).
My real name is not John Smith. I was playing on the fact that they are like- the most common first and last names.
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