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Changing Majors

Do you ever wonder if you picked the right major? Are classes in your major too difficult or not interesting enough that you wished you could drop them and take something else?

If you answered yes to these questions, maybe you should investigate changing your major.

Changing majors is very common for many college students. According to a recent survey, six out of every 10 college students will change their major at least once, and one out of every four wishes they had changed their major.

How do you learn more about career choices and the corresponding study areas?

The Career Center in Lucina Hall is a great place to begin. The staff there is trained and dedicated to helping guide students to areas that may suit them best depending on their interests and talents.

The Career Center also provides the KEY Careers, Quest and Type Focus programs, which are designed to give students online assistance with career exploration. These web surveys ask questions about your personality, hobbies, likes, and dislikes and then gives you an idea of your strengths and passions as they relate to a career.

Quest also provides a list of career possibilities, Ball State classes, and Ball State majors that correspond with your levels of interest. Once the survey is complete, you may discuss the results with a Career Center advisor to get more thoughts and guidance.

There's nothing better than knowing you selected the right major. Suddenly you find yourself excited about completing class work, participating in discussions, researching for papers, and talking with faculty about current issues.

Recognize your feelings about homework and study material. These are good clues as to whether you're on the best path!