Why you should wait to Declare a Major

*this is a companion piece to my other blog, “Myths About Undeclared Majors”.

When I first came to SJU I was undeclared. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or what my career should be. Freshman year for me was very informative and helpful.

Entering college undeclared lowered my stress level and eased my transition into college.

For students entering college as a declared major, the stress level and workload can be overwhelming. For example, a science major must endured hours of challenging class work, homework and reading, and lab work, a total of hours almost double to that of a humanities major.

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Myths about Undeclared Majors

*this is a companion piece to my other blog, “Why you should wait to Declare a Major”.

Until recent college history, the concept of majors has been highly superficial.

A QUICK HISTORY LESSON: During the rise of modern European universities during the 13th century, colleges were founded to teach a higher education to a singular company of persons. During that time, a university, as a whole, was only dedicated to one specific subject or taught the same specified range of subjects to all its students. Today, however, colleges offer a slew of subject courses that a student must choose from to become an expert.

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