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How To Choose a Major

Watch more College Freshman Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to choose a major that's right for you. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Think about what classes you enjoy most. What subjects do you find interesting? What do you see yourself doing in the future? Step 2: Find out when your school requires that you declare a major. Tip Try not to wait until the last minute to declare. If you put off the decision too long, it may delay your graduation. Step 3: While you're deciding on a major, take classes that expose you to as many fields as possible. Step 4: Think about what kind of career you want. What interests you? Is it more important to you to be well paid or fulfilled? Ideally, you won't have to choose one over the other. Tip Remember that you don't always have to major in a field related to the career you eventually want to pursue. Step 5: When considering a certain major, talk to people who have graduated with that degree. They can tell you how it helped -- or didn't help -- them in the real world. Tip Talk to upperclassmen who are pursuing your possible major. They can tell you what the program is like. Step 6: Still confused? Something in the humanities, like communications or sociology, serves as a good base for a variety of careers. Did You Know? The program of majors (or concentrations) was introduced at Harvard in 1910.
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