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Can you change your major freshman year?

Hi everyone! I'm a freshman deciding if I should change my major. Is it common for students to change their majors during freshman year? What steps or considerations should I take? Thanks for any insight!

8 months ago

Absolutely, changing your major during freshman year is quite common. It's a time when many students are still exploring their interests and discovering new paths. Some schools may also not require you to declare a major until later in college. Before making any changes, you should reflect on what's prompting the desire to switch – is it the coursework, a newfound interest, or something else? Try to take introductory classes in the new field of interest to get a feel for the subject matter. Speak with your academic advisor about the switch; they can provide guidance on the process and any potential impacts on your graduation timeline. Also, consider the job prospects and your long-term goals to make an informed decision. Remember, it's okay to change your path as you learn more about yourself and your passions. Good luck!

8 months ago

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