Evaluating Possible College Majors


We've discussed college majors here before. Choosing a major is a major decision, so to speak. You're going to be investing a lot of time and money across the years of your undergraduate degree program, and your area of concentration will have long-reaching effects, both in job possibilities and graduate study, should you choose to extend your education.

A while back, I was watching a women's gymnastics meet on the Big Ten Network. They always do a good job of providing background information about the athletes. One thing that really surprised me was the number of gymnasts who had no specifically-declared major in their profiles. The phrases “Undeclared Major" and “Major Pending" appeared more than several times on the screen as the participants from the three Big Ten schools prepared to execute their routines. This got me to thinking.

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