So this is the question that 900,000 people entering college will hear over and over again over the next 12 months. I tend to avoid it myself asking more open-endedly instead “What are you most excited about on campus?”
But here’s someone who Deacon Greg pointed me to today that sums up many people’s feelings on choosing a major:
For us campus ministers however, our job is to help you DISCERN where you are called! Not simply decide a major–but discern who you are becoming and how you’d like to contribute to the world. The major is a consequence of the discernment.
So if you need help deciding a major, you might want to click undecided and then head to find a campus minister who specializes in discernment (pssst…UB Students…that’s ME!). I literally wrote the book on this.