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Choosing or changing a major is a big step and can easily feel overwhelming. If you are struggling with this decision, you are not alone. Nearly 1/3 of students enter college as undeclared and of those who enter with a major, about 50% change majors at least once.
Make sure to read the Registrar's criteria for changing your major.
The decision to change majors deserves its due diligence and there are a few things to consider before making the leap.
The first step is to understand yourself. This means examining your values, interests, personality and skills and how they influence your major selection and ultimately your career path. Self-exploration will help you make a more informed decision about what majors fit you best.
People struggle with decision making because they simply don't have enough information. It's like going out to eat and not understanding the menu options. To make an informed decision, you need to ask questions and gather more information. Career Development has multiple resources to help you do this.
The best way to research careers is to talk to the people that are actually in the trenches- the professionals themselves! Northeastern has a well-established and robust alumni network for students to take advantage of. In addition, faculty are generally leaders in their field and have great connections and good advice when you're struggling with your major. Finally, talk to family and friends, you may have a distant uncle or a friend of a parent who is working in an industry you're interested in.