How to Smoothly Switch College Majors Midterm

College Student Thinking Are you a college student wondering how to switch majors? Or maybe you are a high school student just feeling the pressure of trying to decide what to do with your life? If so, read on about how you can make life decisions, like your college major, without a hitch.


How Can I Switch College Majors?

Knowing how to switch college majors or how to pick a major can be a very daunting task. Questions you may ask yourself include: will you get behind your school work if you switch college majors mid-term? What happens if you go into college undecided on your major? The answers to these questions vary based on the type of switch you may be thinking about doing or what major you ultimately decide to pursue.

Picking a College Major Does Not Have to be Permanent

The most important thing to remember when choosing a major in college is that nothing is set in stone. For instance, if you start your freshman year as a nursing student but decide that writing is really your passion, you have the right to switch. No one at the college is going to yell at you or try to hold you back from switching majors. It is your future career so no one is going to keep you from studying what you want to study. If you are choosing a new program to study based on your interests, you want will want to make sure that your new program of interest is available at the college you are currently attending. If it isn’t, don’t fret, you will just have to find a new college or university to apply to. This may take some time and cost some additional money you weren’t anticipating.

Be Flexible: You Will Have to Study the Right Way

Depending on how far you are in your college career, you may end up having to study for a few more years than you originally planned on attending college. That will mean added expenses, but ultimately if you are not happy with your major, you will not be happy in your career, so switching to a new major that you really love is worth the additional money you will have to pay.

It is Your Life: Follow Your Heart

Choosing a major in college can be hard and nerve wracking if you have different areas of interest. However, don’t let the process get you down. At the end of the day, just follow your heart and you will choose the major that is best for you.

Sierra Martinez is a Marine Corps wife, mother of one and a writer. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications and a focus in Public Relations.