It’s okay if you don’t know what to study

Jen Cordeiro, Reporter

Going into college is already very stressful finding out what students  want to study is even more of a challenge. Picking a major it can be very hard due to the fact students interests will change multiple times throughout school. According to Major Explorations, most students will change their major at least three times before they graduate.

    Students in high school are constantly asked “What do you want to be? Where do you want to go to school?” It is very pressuring because they hardly know who they are. It is not an easy process to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life.

Senior Tristan Valdez said,  “I honestly have no idea what I want to do. Yes, I have an idea but I’m not one hundred percent sure, I guess I will figure it out as I go along.”

Students are very unaware of what they want to do for the rest of their life at only the age of seventeen or eighteen, how could they know when they’re not fully mature yet. According to NPR News Tony Cox a host states “Under most laws, young people are recognized as adults at age 18. But emerging science about brain development suggests that most people don’t reach full maturity until the age 25.” When it comes to maturity the brain isn’t quite there around 18-20 years old.

Ana De Freitas, a  twenty year old college student at the University of Utah said, “I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do while I was at SLCC, and you know that’s okay because I really grew up and got creative and found out my passion, which is taking care of people and now I am in nursing school, exploring college and options that are offered is a great thing to do.”

It is okay to explore, be adventurous, get out there and really soak in the college experience while you are there. Most students change their major before they graduate because they discover they wind up hating their major and want to do something else. According to UC San Diego when it comes to changing your major it is usually because students got tired of what they were going to do or they just hated it, to change majors you go to your college advisor and they can help you from there it is really easy to change majors.

According to Penn State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, “20-25 percent of students go into college as an undecided major.” It is very normal to not know what to do.

According to CBS News,even adults wind up hating their careers and want to go back to school to change it but they’re so caught up in taking care of there family they never do.