First of all, don’t panic if you have no idea what you want to do with your life. It’s totally normal! Most colleges will let you come in undeclared anyway. For financial aid purposes, you will typically need to declare a major by the end of your sophomore year.
Don’t be afraid to declare. It is perfectly okay to switch majors! This decision is typed onto a page, not chiseled into stone. The average college student switches majors 5 times throughout their time as an undergrad.
So, what do you like to do? Take some time to explore different classes. Discovering what subjects interest you and what ones don’t will help you narrow down your options.
Do you have a career in mind? Do a little research to see what majors are most helpful for this area.
One website I found helpful when I started this journey is mymajors.com. This website is designed to help you identify potential majors/programs to consider based on what classes you liked and were good at.
Maybe you already have a major in mind, but you have no idea what to do once you graduate. Good news! There is a site that you can use to start exploring careers! whatcanidowiththismajor.com has a large selection of majors to choose from and provides a variety of different careers to consider in relation to those majors.
I hope these sites will help give you the stepping stones you need to start off on the right foot. If all else fails, talk to your advisor. They are there to help you (just don’t expect them to make this decision for you)!
Whatever you decide, make sure it is something you love because you deserve to live our your dreams.