How to Change Your Major

I am starting my sophomore year of college in a week and just last week I changed my major from Early Childhood Education to Marking.

Those are two completely different fields. Marketing was an option for since very beginning.

When I decided to change my major, I had no idea how. I looked up on Google and Pinterest but I found no answer. I finally just e-mailed my advisor and figured it out on my own and with her help. I’m here to teach you how to change your major if you don’t know how.

How To Change Your Major

I enjoy kids and Education, but not as much as I thought I would. The more I got into the Education program, the more I didn’t want to do it for the rest of my life. I work at a public library at the front desk so I’m around kids every day, but not all day. Kids are a lot to take care of, especially 20-30 at a time.

This fall I would have been reading to kids in a classroom for a few hours once a week. I absolutely dreaded it. I had read to a group of kids during story-time (a program at the library) and after I had finished, I realized, this is not what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I am really glad I decided to switch now and not later. The earlier the better so you don’t lose money and credits.

I also switched to a different university!

Changing your major is a scary thing, but it’s ok. Most college students change their major because how are you suppose to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18?

You can change your major at anytime. Even if it is your senior year.

If you are unhappy or unsatisfied with your major, change. Do what YOU want to do because it is YOUR LIFE. Don’t go after the money, go after what makes your heart happy. Nobody wants to dread going to work the rest of their life. Do something you will enjoy.

I chose marketing because there are so many opportunities and different things I can do. I love the creative side to marketing more than anything. Marketing will help me with my blog and help me help your blog or business.

So how do you go about changing your major??

  • Some colleges have an online form you must fill out, check to see if your school has one.
  • Email your advisor. He or She will give you all the information you need to switch.

Bam. You are on the path to a different career.

And it’s ok to change your major more than once. It’s also ok to go to college undecided.

So if you’re not sure if you want to change your major or you are sure you want to change, but don’t know what to do next, I created a checklist to help you out.

Download and print the free printable and plan your future.

changing major checklist

I wish you the best! Good luck!

-xoxo CC

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