Is General Studies A Bad Choice of College Major?


I don't know what my major should be, but one of the colleges where I did an information session said if I choose "undecided," I will be missing some fundamentals in my major freshman year classes and it may take longer to graduate. Therefore I may just select "General Studies" as my major. Will this major hurt me when it comes time to apply for jobs? Is it a bad choice?

A head-spinning percentage of college students change their major at least once before graduation, and it can be a wise idea to start school without being tethered to a specific discipline unless you're really excited about it. While “The Dean" respects “General Studies" as an alternative to a traditional major, I've also found that this option can have some real-world limitations that you need to consider.

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