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How many times did you switch your major during college?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4372points) August 19th, 2012

Also when did you switch your majors? (Freshman? Junior year? etc)

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trailsillustrated's avatar

freshman year. I did the core if you were going into pre-med. Why are you asking?

Jeruba's avatar

In a sense my major was set when I was in first grade. But I did change once during my college years. At the school where I began, I chose Humanities and Comparative Literature, which incorporated history, philosophy, and foreign languages along with literature of several cultural traditions. Later, I transferred to another school that offered no such major nor anything remotely similar, and so I had to settle for an English major. I was halfway through my junior year at that point.

Bellatrix's avatar

University. Started out intending to study law, changed my mind when I realised I would probably get stuck with family law. Thought social work might work better. Did a couple of psychology units and decided there were too many people trying to heal themselves there. Thought about education and becoming a teacher. I ended up studying journalism and now work for a university.

BosM's avatar

I almost wish everyone who goes to colleget did so as “undeclared”. How many 18 year old kids know what they want to do? But back to your question….

Twice for my first undergraduate degree. Biology to Healthcare Management
Went back for another year and completed a second major in Accounting
Then completed another undergraduate degree in Information Technology
Then went to Graduate school 20 years later for my executive MBA
At some point I may go for my doctorate, but who knows.

So, you see even when you start out in a field it doesn’t mean you’re going to stay there forever. Some people do but I realized education is a life long endeavor for me.

Hope this helps. Good luck to you.

cookieman's avatar

I was to start in an Architectural Design program at one college, but switched to another college to study Communication Design with a concentration in Illustration.

zenvelo's avatar

I started as a math major. I had taken a year of calculus at the junior college while I was in high school, so I had a head start. But second year calculus was interfering with my drinking when I was a freshman, and I realized I wasn’t going to be able to complete the major. I switched as a sophomore to Business Economics.

bookish1's avatar

Never. I’ve known what I wanted to do since I was 18. I’ve only had second thoughts because of the job market, but with my skill set and interests, I was pretty much bound to end up in some branch of the humanities…

wundayatta's avatar

I would have changed, but I didn’t have enough time left to get the credits I needed, so I remained in my original major. As it happens, that was probably just as well. I am not a writer.

gailcalled's avatar

I didn’t have to declare it until the start of junior year, and I had already decided, given my course choices sophomore year.

majorrich's avatar

I started out in Earth Sciences (Geology) then switched to Dentistry, then ended up in Business with a minor in Accounting.

majorrich's avatar

Basically didn’t know what I wanted to be when I growed up.

gailcalled's avatar

^^ And what are you? You are grown up now, right?

majorrich's avatar

I never did grow up. I’m still 14 even though I’m 52

filmfann's avatar

I was completely lost in college. I changed my focus several times, and finally just up and quit.

ttemmatt's avatar

Believe it or not, but I never switched my major :) I just did, what I had chosen

zenvelo's avatar

whoops! I answered this a long time ago.

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