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Choosing the Best Major and Minor for Your Degree

With the new academic year on the horizon, students are faced with a significant choice - deciding what to study and it doesn’t just end at selecting a degree but also choosing a major and minor.

A major is one’s main field of study, the specialisation aimed at building one’s career. On the other hand, a minor is a secondary concentration that either complements the major or is something that is simply an interest or a hobby.

So, how do you decide that? Here's a simple guide to help you make the best choices:

  1. How passionate are you about the subject? - It’s important to pick a major that genuinely interests you as you’ll be much more motivated to excel and explore new opportunities.

  2. Will your major lead to a career? - Your major prepares you for various career paths, even if you change direction later so make sure it matches your career goals and the demands of different industries you’d be interested in.

  3. How will your major or minor help you get a job? Consider how your major provides practical skills for your desired profession. Also, think about whether your minor complements your major or lets you explore another interest. Choose the path that fits your goals best.

Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll get an idea of what you want to do and hopefully a list of potential majors and minors. Remember, it’s okay not to have it all figured out yet. College is a time for discovery and growth, so take your time to explore your options and choose wisely.

Disclaimer: This is AI generated.

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