Every college student thinks about switching majors at some point in their college careers. Maybe you’re all of a sudden not as passionate about organic chemistry as you were your freshman year, or maybe you can’t handle the intense workload of computer science, or maybe you can’t relate to the people in your classes and want a change. There’s a million reasons to consider switching majors in college, but there are just as many reasons or excuses not too. It’s one of those big decisions that can be life changing, so there are several things to consider.
First of all you may be thinking to yourself: “I’ve already come so far, spent the last X years in this major, I would be throwing all of that away if I switched now.” However, think about what it means if you don’t switch out now. You’ll be spending the rest of your life doing something that you’re not 100 percent passionate about. You may always wonder what it would have been like to follow your gut feeling way back in college. The most common misconception while you’re in college is the fact that your years in college are long. They really aren’t in the grand scheme of things. Four to six years of college is nothing compared to the rest of your life.
One option you may consider is taking a couple classes from the major you want to switch into before making the leap. It may seem like a waste of time at first because you’re probably overwhelmed with classes you have to take for your current major, but it’s a lot better than jumping into another major and wanting nothing more than to return to your first choice.