By Kate, age 18, New Hampshire
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Hey ladies - I figured it was time to write another college article. Whether you just finished your last year of high school (or are about to start it), or have just finished your first year of college, this is something you might want to check out.
Many college bound students think they have to have a major set in stone their first year in college. Many college students think they have to stay with that major throughout their college career. I was one of those students, but at the same time, it was something I had always wanted to go to college for - Creative Writing.
But once you start college, you will be exposed to so many new things - new classes, new people, new ideas. In my second semester, I picked up a photography course to cover one of my creative arts selections. Next fall, I am starting my third semester - no longer as a creative writing major.
Though I am not completely giving up writing - it is something I have always enjoyed doing - I will be talking to my advisor about different options.
College is meant to be what you want it to be, and they will do everything they can to help you get what you want out of it. For me, I have a few options: 1) I can pick up a double major, which means majoring in creative writing and photography; 2) I can pick up photography as a minor, or 3) even switch it to my major and use creative writing as a minor; or, 4) I can pick up an interdisciplinary major. This option may not be available at all colleges, but at my school it is almost like having a double major, without all the extra work. Interdisciplinary allows me to take courses in two or more majors without having to retake all those annoying required classes, like math and science.
So, even though you may have a set major in mind (or no major at all), don't panic! This is totally normal and is in fact suggested, as you will be exposed to so much. You just might find what you want to do your second year of college instead of your senior year of high school. And switching majors is totally acceptable. Do what you want to do, because that is what's most important.