When you decide on a degree, you may have a clear idea of what you want to study and what you want to do after graduation. Alternatively, you may not know what to study.
This way you can decide which degree program is right for you.
1. If you already know what you want to be after graduation or what field you want to work in, you can then determine what you need to study. Maybe you want to be a veterinarian or an elementary school teacher, design cars or become an accountant.
2. If you haven’t yet decided what you want to become or do, maybe you should think about what you’re good at. You are good with languages, numbers or children, or are able to get a handle on a situation. Which courses suit you and what could you do after graduation?
3. Knowing what interests you can help you make some informed decisions about what type of degree you would like. If you’re good with numbers but hate math, then a math course probably isn’t for you. You might like music but can’t play an instrument, or you might like art but can’t draw. How about seeing if there are courses that include your interests?
4. You may have hobbies that you could turn into a career by studying at university. You may enjoy fixing computers or making music or short films and could envision doing this for a living rather than having a more traditional career.
5. Maybe you had weekend or summer jobs that you enjoyed more than you thought. Could you imagine working full-time in this field? What degree do you need to study to get into this field?
6. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, you might know what you don’t want to do. Maybe you definitely don’t want to work with languages or children or do anything business.
7. If you know friends and family who have studied or work, they might be able to tell you what kind of degree you could get. They may have taken the course you’re thinking of, or know people who have, so they know if you’re a good fit. they may be able to suggest another subject or career that you might be interested in.
8. What does your career advisor think? Depending on your interests, likes and dislikes, and what you might and might not want to do as a career, a careers advisor can help you decide what areas you want to study and what your career might look like. If they haven’t spoken to you yet, why not make an appointment?
9. You can choose your course by flipping through a university prospectus and seeing an unusual course or something that catches your eye. It could be a course that you would never normally have taken, or one that is perfect for you, and you could surprise yourself, your friends and family.
10. Whatever course you choose, you should be able to change it if you decide it’s not for you. You don’t even have to stay at the same university if you’d rather study somewhere else.
Now that you know how to choose your major, maybe now is the time to make your choice and decide what and where you want to study.
Thanks to M James