Q: I’m currently a first semester sophomore. I’m having trouble deciding on a major, and I am starting to feel pressure about it. My problems with choosing are that I have a wide variety of interests; I get bored with subjects easily, and have never found a job or field I would like to go into. I’ve taken personality tests and made lists of things I’m good at or like, but none of them seemed to help point me in a certain direction. I’m afraid that if I don’t pick something soon, I’ll be wasting not only my time but also my parents’ money.
A: The best way to choose a major is to prayerfully select one and then act as though you love it, giving your studies everything you’ve got, and getting to know people who work in the field for which you major might prepare you. It’s hard to appreciate an academic subject until you get deeply into it, with both your mind and your heart. If you’re wrong, you will soon realize it and can change majors.