What to choose, what to choose…


When I started college, one of the first things I had to do was choose my major. A lot of pressure to put on an 18-year-old’s shoulders, I know, but I didn’t want to be that student who kept “General” as their degree field until the last possible minute. What ended up happening was me going through four different majors in a short period of time. At UIC, I was a nursing major. Every day I wish I’d stuck with that, nurses are always in short supply, but when we moved to Georgia, I decided to go into Business, and I went through three different majors before settling on one. First, I majored in Economics. Then, I changed to Forensic Accounting. Next, it was Corporate Finance. Finally, I settled on Marketing, and while I’m glad I have my degree…I wish I’d stuck with nursing when I left Chicago. I wouldn’t be where I am now, at least economically.

For those of you who went to college, did you settle on a major fairly soon or did you do like I did and hop around for a while before settling on what you ultimately graduated with? Did you regret doing that? Do you wish you’d chosen something else, and if so, what would it have been?



  1. collectivecogitations · October 3, 2017

    I generalized until end of Sophomore year, where I declared Biotechnology as my major. After a year of that, I switched to Public Health, which backed me up quite a bit; took another 7 semesters to graduate. I don’t regret it, because I loved the coursework, but I want to be a public health/environmental health writer/promoter, and that is proving to be difficult. Right now I work in compliance and it’s awful. I keep thinking if I majored in journalism, perhaps that would better my odds, but I can’t know for sure.


  2. everydaystrangeblog · October 3, 2017

    I settle on becoming a secondary education (history teacher)immediately and realized too late that it wasn’t what I wanted to do. But I don’t regret ending with a history degree.


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