Myths About “Practical Majors”

It’s a long-standing myth that students who choose ‘practical majors’ such as business, finance, engineering, accounting, or biology, have a better chance of snagging a job immediately after they graduate. At first thought, it seems very plausible but on second thought, there are a lot of flaws to this reasoning. Hire Rates While certain STEM …

5 More New and Emerging College Majors

Social Media, Nanotechnology, Game Design / Development / Programming / Writing, Computer Security and Popular Culture Studies made it to our first post about new and emerging college majors. Here are 5 more that are new and emerging college majors that hold tremendous potential. Data Science Data scientists extract insights from large data sets and use …

6 Reasons You Should Become an English Major

It’s not uncommon to hear academics advocating for college freshman to pursue STEM degrees, claiming that these skills are the most marketable in our economy. But despite all the changes in media, education, and business, the skills that come with an English degree are both necessary and desired. So, no, you don’t have to teach …

Pros and Cons of Having a College Minor

A college minor is something many students wonder about. Is it worth minoring in something? Should I just double major instead? A college minor can be a great addition to your degree, but there are some drawbacks too. Here are the pros and cons of having a minor in college. PRO: Complement Your Major If …

FAQs About College Majors

Is your future potential college asking you to choose a major in your application? Some schools require you to declare a major before you’re even a freshman or accepted, while others ask that you choose by the time you’re a Junior. If you’re not sure how to go about choosing a major or just want …

5 Reasons To Choose A Double Major

It’s safe to say that the majority of students anticipating applying for, or about to start, college wonder what they should choose as their major. It is a critical decision, and asking an eighteen-year-old to make such a choice when it will have such an impact on their career and potential life-path is a very …

3 Unique Ways To Research Potential Majors

Choosing a major is one of the many important decisions you will make that will eventually shape your career path. Make the right choice and you can look forward to an exciting career after you graduate. Make the wrong choice and you will find yourself struggling through. Yes, you can change majors mid-way through your …

When Do You Declare A Major?

As a general rule, students are expected to be ready to declare a major by the end of their 3rd or 4th semester. Every college has their own rules and guidelines on when and how students are required to declare their major. It is important not to presume anything. You must find out about your …

Will Being an Undeclared Major Hurt My College Acceptance Odds?

If you’re not quite sure what you’d like to major in by the time you complete your college applications, you may be tempted to put down “undeclared.” However, will that help or hurt your acceptance odds? It’s A Good Idea To Put Something Down In most cases, students who are leaning towards writing down “undeclared” …

How To Figure Out Your Intended Major During High School

Choosing your intended major for college can be a daunting prospect, especially when you’re still in high school. However, there are some things you can do to help determine what field and subject will be a great choice for you. Here are some steps to take. Consider Your Strengths, Weaknesses, and Interests First off, it’s …