Are you a Hoosier at heart? Do you have a hard time imagining life away from the Indy 500, endless acres of farmland, and sweet corn in the summer? Or did you cast your eye on Indiana for more practical reasons, like its low cost of living, steadily growing economy, or the fact that it’s close to just about everything?
At some point in your life—or, more likely, at many points—a well-meaning person will wander up to you and ask what you plan to do as a career.
Once you decide to go to college, your world starts filling with a bunch of classic, time-honored traditions: campus visits, T-shirt collecting, junk mail disposal (please recycle it!), and randomly weepy parents. But one of the biggest and most challenging traditions involves picking your major.
As you approach the end of high school and the beginning of college, one of the biggest decisions in the next year or so is choosing your major. Whether you do it before you head off to college or once you get there, your college major represents the academic area you’ll live in for the next four years, plus the next big step toward your future.
The college application process requires many decisions. You must decide if you want to attend school locally or out of state, how much you want to spend on tuition, and which colleges you have the best chance of getting in to.
Many high school seniors think picking a major is one of these required decisions. While it’s great to know what you want to study before you’re accepted to college, being undecided will not have a negative impact on your application. It’s fine for most students to apply to college with an undecided major, but there are a few situations where it could make sense to specify a major on your application.