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Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

Five Signs You Should Change Your Major

Peter Vogt/Monster Contributing Writer

If you’ve got a major you are thinking of changing, you’re far from alone. But how do you know whether you should go ahead and actually make the move? Try this checklist:

You’re Bored to Tears in Your Current Major Courses

Suppose you’re majoring in chemistry, and every time you go to one of your chemistry classes, you fight to stay alert. Maybe you even dread going to the classes in the first place. Sound familiar? Then give yourself one point.

You’re Doing Poorly in Your Current Major Courses

Try as you might, you just can’t seem to get a handle on the academic work within your current major. You spend hours and hours studying and preparing for exams, but you’re still not getting the results you want. More and more, you’re feeling like you’re beating your head against the wall. Sound like you? Give yourself one point.

You Chose Your Current Major Without Much Thought

As you look back on how you picked your major, you slowly begin to realize you went with it based solely on its earning potential, or because a friend or parent told you to, or because you just sort of drifted into it. Give yourself one point if your major selection process was less than sound.

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