For those of you in college, what are you majoring in. I’m a female, obviously, and I love to watch cop shows and those sorts of things, but I could never be a cop. I like helping people, especially people with special needs, but I just don’t know. So for all you college majors, what is yours!?
Microbiology/philosophy double major, but that's definitely not for everyone. If you're interested in special needs children, why are you so indecisive? Also, real police work is nothing like cop shows. I've actually helped a few people with career planning, so if you want to actually talk it out, PM me.
I am majoring in Veterinary Technology. It sounds like maybe a special needs teacher or counselor might be a good choice for you! But volunteer at places that you might be interested in having a career in. There are some great quizzes and guides to help with choosing/finding a major on college board.com and other sites!
I'm a Music Education major. If you go into Education, you can go for a dual certification in Special Education as well - teaching means you can help all kinds of people with all sorts of needs! There's also Social Work, which means you can work with people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and don't forget about colleges that offer exploratory majors! That means you can try out lots of things before you have to decide.
@hopefullylesspretentious why don't you send me a message please, my messages won't send to [email protected], I don't think I really want to be a teacher, so it's like AAH why can't I choose something. I will definitely check out those quizzes thank [email protected] I have never heard of exploratory majors. I go to a small college, so maybe they won't have that option, but I will definitely have to check it out.Thank you guys, I really appreciate your responses, it helps so much.
I graduated a while ago with an English major. I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I took all my core requirements (math, science, electives, etc) first. Then it came time to choose, so I picked English because I suck at math and science and had enjoyed the few English classes I had taken. I do NOT advise doing this, as my last 2 years of college were filled with all English classes, each requiring a TON of reading. If I had spaced my core classes out I wouldn't have been so overwhelmed with work.Whatever you do, make sure it is both something you love AND something that is marketable. You can love underwater basket weaving, but there isn't much of a job market for that degree. Volunteer with organizations that do the types of things you are passionate about and ask the people who work there what kind of education and experience they needed to get their position. Volunteer experience and internships can give you a leg up on other candidates in the job market. And if you choose a major and decide it really isn't for you, change it. Better to spend an extra semester getting the degree you want than sticking in something you hate. Best of luck.
@munchkinMommy I'm a sophomore in college, and I did change my major I was going to be a sign language interpreter but didn't want it anymore. But, I guess I just need to talk to a counseler and see what good jobs I can get when I graduate. Thank you for your input it helps a lot.
I've changed mine a few times: Communication Studies (Media), Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Marketing, Investment and Corporate Finance, Law. After not being at uni for a couple of years and with the advice of my psychologist, I am back and am studying a double major in psychology with the intent of earning my PhD. I will not become a clinical psychologist. I saw careers guidance counselors by the bucket load from a million different faculties and universities. I have never known what I wanted to do. Have you considered Occupational Therapy? My psychologist in hospital recommended it to me and I got to see a few of them in action in the mental health unit and also a few years earlier during my mum's rehabilitation from large scale burns. I see you were working towards speech pathology, so I think this might be something to consider. Good luck!
Hi there! I'm a psychology major, planning to get a graduate degree in school counseling. Many people in the psychology department at my school are interested in working with those with special needs. If psychology interests you, a field within psych that deals with individuals with special needs is applied behavioral analysis. I personally find it very interesting. You could also look into being a special education teacher, though I don't have much information to give you on that. Good luck making your decision!