There’s always a great deal of pressure when it comes to choosing a major as an upcoming freshman. For myself, I’ve always had a bit of an interest in communication, but it’s very difficult to know exactly what one wants to do at 18 years old.
Unless you’re working a good deal with your potential major in high school, it’s very difficult to know what you want to do with the rest of your life, and the simple concept behind that can be very stressful. That’s why it’s always a good idea to go in undecided if you have immediate feelings of uncertainty.
Going in undecided can really give someone the opportunity to get a feel for what college classes are like and explore their interests. In my eyes, it’s more beneficial than picking something you’re only slightly interested in and don’t have a great understanding of.
Though I had a focus on communication my freshman year, I came in undecided. I found it very helpful because, while I had to choose a major eventually, there was much less pressure when it came to choosing one.
I had already spent a lot of the semester learning to discover my passions through communication, and when it came down to committing to my major, I had been certain of what I wanted to do.
It’s never something to be ashamed if you don’t know what to do, and it certainly should not let you down. College is all about finding yourself and exploring who you truly are, and sometimes that includes not exactly knowing who you are.
Whether you have your whole life planned out or have no idea what you want to do, it never hurts to take a path of uncertainty and see where it takes you.