Undecided on a Major? Try These Classes

By Brenda on January 7th, 2012


Not knowing your major can lead to a lot of wasted time and money. It can be hard to choose a major for many students. Often times the best way is to explore some basic courses that can help you discover your passion and talents. Below we take a look at some classes you can take to help you decide on a major.

Career Planning

Many colleges offer student development classes such as career planning that can help you take the time out to discover your major. Statistics show that most people spend more time on researching a used car than a major. By taking career planning you are forced to set aside some time to learn about potential majors in light of what your interests and talents are.

Most career planning courses have assignments that offer students the chance to do some self-exploration and evaluation to find out which careers and majors would be a good match. The other parts of the courses allow students to explore different majors and careers. Some people feel that career planning courses are a waste of time and money. But if you think about it, if you are able to find the right major because of the course it will save you a lot of time and money from taking wasted courses.

Introduction to Business

Many people are interested in majoring in business but have no idea if it would be a good fit for their talents and interests. They also have no idea what majoring in business entails. A great course to take at many colleges and universities is known as introduction to business. This class will give you an overview of what studying business will be like as well as an overview of the business process and cycle. This course will allow you to get a good idea if a major in business is the right fit for you.

Creative Writing

Creative writing is a great class that will unlock any hidden potential you may have for writing. Creative writing talents can be used in a variety of careers and majors including journalism, creative writing, and any other majors where creativity and writing come into play. Creative writers can end up in careers such as marketing, journalism, teaching, communications, and freelance writing.

Introduction to Computer Science

Introduction to computer science will give you an idea if majoring in IT is for you. Many people have an interest in information technology and computer science, but the major is not for everyone. You must possess analytical skills and be good at math and science.


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