#1
started my second year of uni today and I still have absolutely no idea what I wanna do. How did you guys decide?
#2
I put all the available majors on my wall and than cut my main vein. Whichever one the blood hit first is what I took.
#3
Choose something that can help you get into the profession that you want to do for the rest of (or part of) your life. Also, make it something that you can make money with (obviously).

The above suggestion also works well.
#5
what speaks to you? when you're out and about what do you most often find interesting?
Some folk are like 'woah building stuff rocks, I should be an engineer.' Others go "man, this guy is really sick, I wish i understood this sickness and how to treat it, I should be a nurse practitioner/doctor/pharmacist"

What are you into? and not to sound like a debbie downer but don't get a useless degree. If you want to be a professional musician you don't need a music degree, you can become one on your own terms.
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#6
medical microbiology and psychology both sound really interesting to me but it seems like psych majors rarely get to use their degrees in a psych field and I dunno if doing research for the rest of my life in either field would be fulfilling and something that appeals to me.

business also seems kinda interesting but I still don't know :/
#8
I'm not sure, but a business degree never really seems like a bad choice to me. You'll probably be stuck in a cubicle for 10 years, but money is money.
#9
Don't worry TOO much about it. Don't get me wrong, it's an important decision. But don't stress yourself out about it. Pick something that you're genuinely interested in that has some good work opportunities afterwards. If you end up not liking whatever major, you can always change it (obviously you don't want to do this too much if you ever want to finish, but the option is there).

Hope this helps.
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medical microbiology and psychology both sound really interesting to me but it seems like psych majors rarely get to use their degrees in a psych field and I dunno if doing research for the rest of my life in either field would be fulfilling and something that appeals to me.

business also seems kinda interesting but I still don't know :/


you could always go to a microbiology prof and ask if you could just spend the day in their lab to see what it's like. I'm a biomed student but i just did a summer research project in a molecular biology lab. It started out so lame and I thought 'man i cannot stand research,' but it wasn't until they gave me my own project that it became good. You may not feel the same though, so I suggest you hunt around.

Keep in mind for the business degree that MANY people have one and more often than not they give you no advantage in finding a job in the field since everyone seems to have one. med-micro is rarer and probably puts you in a better position in finding a solid job.
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#11
I've already taken some base courses for microbiology, think it would be worth it to take the follow up ones now and do what you suggested (talk to a prof and maybe go to the lab with them etc) and then if I don't like it by the end of this semester look at my other options?
#12
Just go and stay undelcared for a while or become liberal arts. You will eventually find what you like over time. Plus, these first few years rarely matter unless you want to be in medical/biology or engineering/math related fields...and even then it isn't a huge deal.

Relax and chill out for a bit, you are not supposed to know what you want to do with your life the first few days or even year or so of university. Hell, I just left culinary school after 4 months because I hated it, and now I am stuck trying to get in to college. So don't worry, things will work themselves out.

Hope I could help man, gl.
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#13
you have to go for something that will end up giving you a broader more open field to work in. Cause if you keep to something close ended that you might think sounds cool, you might end up with a degree that you never end up using and a shitty job that you dont like. I'm going into my last year and i still dont know what to do with my life, I'm just taking a major in human biology, it seems like the most open to me. I hope i'm making a good decision.
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#14
Can't really help you
I have no Idea what I wanna do, just picked my subjects to take a t A level
I've ended up going with thing I like and think might be useful
Then I'll go from there :|

So, pick something you like
If you actually enjoy the subject, you will try much harder and should do better
#15
Don't get too wrapped up in it, pick something fun. Neither of my parents have ever had a job where they've professionally used their undergrad degree.
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#16
I just decided to do what I love. Double majoring in film studies and theatre. Gonna be a famous actor one day. Simple.
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#17
Why do you have to choose a major in your second year? What the hell did you do in your first year then?

I didn't know what to choose: beta or economics. So I choose earth sciences and economics. I am happy now. Even though I would like to do physics, maths and psychology too.

Really, just pick what you think that has the most future and doesn't bore you.

I have to choose next year for a specialisation that sucks.
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