I changed my major!

@o2bnocn (2895)
United States
August 7, 2011 2:22pm CST
At first I was majoring in computer programming but now I am getting degrees in business administration with a major in management and plan on taking electives in accounting and finance. I am a lot happier with my classes now and I am looking forward to the future. I never thought I would major in management but I love learning about management in my first business class and I loved the management class I took. I generally enjoy most of my classes in business administration and think it is a better career for myself. Also I am excited to take more accounting classes and take finance classes. I have taken one accounting class so far and generally enjoyed it and I think I will enjoy the finance classes.
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@thatgirl13 (7306)
• South Korea
8 Aug 11
Wow I was and still am a very bad student in accounting :/ I think it's one tough job but I'm glad you love the accounting classes. Since I have not been to university yet, I wanted to ask you a few questions, if you don't mind :) We have a four year term of university here and I think it's the same there too! How long did you take the last major for? And now that you've changed your major, do you have to take this current major for 4 years too?? Thanks :D
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Well all but one of the classes that I took when I first started were mandatory classes for business administration. You will find that most degrees and majors require you to take basic in general such as math, science, humanities, sociology and of course English. Since I dropped the only class that I didn't need it wasn't that big of a deal. So I didn't really waste any time or money on any classes since I still needed them for my associates in business Administration. I took accounting, business, computer information systems, sociology, English, art, literature and music before I decided to change my major. All of this helped because I just put those classes towards an associates in business administration. Since I decided to change it I have taken management, western culture, psychology, e-business and now I am taking marketing and algebra. So you see there are a lot of basic classes that you will need for a lot of degrees. It probably differs a little from each university or college and degree. Of course I am taking more business classes now rather than computer classes. I would highly suggest taking to someone at the university or calling them and asking them questions because each one is going to be different. Yes it should take me about four years possibly longer depending on how high of a degree I get. I plan on getting a bachelors and a masters but I am taking it one step at a time. I took my last major for about a year but once again I didn't waste any time because of the classes I took, I also need them for my major now. They are basic general classes. I have been doing this current major for about 8 months and not all are about business. I would have my degrees quicker if Financial Aid would cover more but sometimes they only cover part time for me to go to college. I suggest you call the university you are interested in and ask what degrees and majors they have available, and the costs, and just talk to them and see if they have what you are looking for. I wish you good luck! If you have any other questions I would be happy to answer them and let me know how everything turns out. I really do wish you the best of luck! College is a lot and sometimes can get hard but it is worth it.... study and you should be fine!
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Congrats! I think that it's important to do what you enjoy and it sounds like you have found that. Management can be a hand full but it can be fulfilling too. I wish you the best of luck and am very happy for you.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Thank you!
• United States
8 Aug 11
Well, many people change their majors in college. Most people are not so sure what they want to do when they graduate, and some people will change their majors once, twice, maybe even three or four times before they really find that one major that speaks to them. Especially nowadays, with the job market being so uncertain and with an array of careers to choose from, you have to be satisfied with what you choose.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Thanks I agree that a lot of people change their majors. I hear about it a lot. I actually know a few people who are starting college and they don't know what they want to do so they are just taking general mandatory classes for right now and then later on deciding.
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
Like you, I also changed my course when I was in college. When I entered the University I dreamt of, the accounting coarse is already full and they are not accepting new students anymore. But the registrar was nice and told me since I liked accounting, I can take the first semester with the Business Administration course because all the subjects are the same. I will just have to change my course on the second semester to make sure that I end up with accounting. My semester went soooo good and I enjoyed the class. There are lots of activities and I felt that business administration is a wider industry than accounting. At that time, I was also able to have the basic of marketing and I fell in love with it... So when the second semester arrived, I stayed at the college of business administration and declared that I am majoring in marketing. I did added extra units for accounting and foreign service. I know I did the right decision, it was so out of my plan, but I enjoyed it and did good at the industry.
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I am actually taking my first marketing class right now. I am also taking a Algebra class. I think the marketing class is alright. I generally like it but don't love it, I get bored with it easily. I enjoy other classes in business administration a lot more than I do the marketing class. I like business administration because it is a wide variety in business, if that makes any sense at all.... you learn a lot about business in different subjects. Or that's my opinion at least.
• United States
1 Apr 12
I think a lot of people end up changing their majors once or twice during their college career. I started out under a Criminal Justice degree. My dream is to go to law school. I thought knowing both sides of the law would be beneficial, but I found out that most students who get accepted into the law school I want to attend are Political Science majors. I took a Political Science class and discovered that I actually enjoyed it. Therefore, I changed my major to Political Science. I still got to take some Criminal Justice coruses as electives. You truly are not alone. I know people that have changed their majors 3 or 4 times. I think that everyone goes into college to achieve their dream job. Then some people start the coursework and realize that they are not enjoying it as much as they thought they would. It's better to change your major now instead of completing school and realizing you dislike your field of study.
@madden12 (81)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Very nice. You have to change majors often in order to get ahead. I changed my major about three or four times during school. Sometimes your life experience is what you need to really figure out what you want to do with your life. I hope you find your new major to be enjoyable!