Is it too late to change majors after 2 years?
Bari Bardhan gives a strong answer.The first problem is that CS is a heavily sequenced major. What I often see is students who transfer in from a community college with lots of gen eds, thinking that they are halfway done, and they are dismayed to find out that they aren’t. It takes 3 years to finish a CS major at most schools, even with optimal planning and execution.That said, it sounds like you didn’t like industrial engineering, and even if that wasn’t a big factor in your depression, pursuing something you don’t like is not useful. CS is a great field (and I’m totally unbiased). You have to compare concrete choices. It sounds like you have probably 3+ years for industrial engineering or CS, so why worry about the past?I can’t say if it’s “worth it” to attend a private school that’s out of state. Most state flagship universities have stellar computer science programs that can compete with even the best programs at private schools for most purposes (exceptions like Stanford if you are committed to entrepreneurship specifically are actually pretty rare). However, given your emotional health history, it’s possible that a different type of school would be more conducive to your success (the reverse is also possible).As for “too late”, I can tell you that I graduated with a BA and majors in history and English. That’s not the path I recommend taking if you know you want to be a computer science professor, but it did work out, and I absolutely did not know that I wanted this career until much, much later (and it’s my second career). The belief that most 17-year-olds know what they want to do when they enter the professional world is pretty much nonsense.
Change major from business to nursing?
If you are thinking of changing to nursing because you think that it is easy, please think again. There may be a nursing shortage, but there is also a shortage of student spots because there are not enough nurses that want to teach-therefore,competition for a spot in nursing school is hard to get and in some schools there is a wait list up to 3 years. Plus, the curriculum is not easy, so really look into why you would like to really get into the field. Nursing is not an easy job and you reaaly do need to almost have a true calling for it. So research the field as well as the schools and classes. Good luck!
How can i change my major?
I will be entering college for the first time this Fall as a freshman. When I applied to my school I chose Computer Science as my intended major. But now I want to do Nursing. So is it possible to change my major? I mean, I haven't started taking any classes or anything. Should I wait until registration day and change my major as I register for classes, or or where should I go to change my major? Like which office?
I HATE my major....is it too late to change?
I've changed my major 3 times and the most recent time was during my senior year of college i decided to add a major, so certainly as a sophomore it's not too late to change. If you are still interested in dental school it would be a good idea to switch into biology and still maybe try to get a minor in business (who knows maybe someday it will come in handy if you want to run your own dental office). As far as being screwed if you switch and you don't manage to get into, that's not true at all. You can do lots of jobs with a biology major. The most important thing is that you get out there early and do internships and research. Having a good GPA and a lot on your resume is really what's going to make or break you in the job search. The most important thing is don't choose your major based solely on where you think you'll find a job, find a major that excites you. If you get into the material you are studying, talk to your professors and actively pursue internships and research and get good grades, you will end up finding a good job or getting into a good graduate program guaranteed. If you do something that doesn't interest you, you might get discouraged and not do as well in school as you should. Also, don't forget to look into studying abroad :p
When does it become too late to change one's major?
The correct answer is that you must weigh any delay against the benefit of the new major, which is often not (but can be) very large. The principal costs are money and time. If we estimate an average $20,000 price for each year of college, counting tuition & room and board, that’s a lot of money, but it also ignores the opportunity cost of finding a professional job and moving into (or at least toward) a professional salary. In addition, college is fun (for a while), but it is not quite the adult life you will have post-college, so you should not dwell too long in delayed adolescence.If you are majoring in, say, elementary education, and you decide you don’t want to be a teacher, would it be worthwhile to spend an extra semester in college to major in accounting? Probably, at least from a financial prospect, and half a year isn’t that much of your life. If you are majoring in history, decide you like literature more, but would need to spend an extra two years in school to finish your degree, that will rarely make sense from a financial or personal standpoint.You can potentially pursue a second bachelor’s degree, but more prestigious institutions often do not allow this, even some state flagships. You can potentially pursue a professional master’s degree in another field directly from your unrelated bachelor’s degree with some appropriate background coursework (completed as a postbacc) and/or professional experience (this is what I did; BA in history and English to MS in software engineering).Start by talking to an advisor and getting a firm grip on how much extra time it will take you. If it’s something you are passionate about, that will change the equation somewhat, but you still need to consider possibilities and consequences.
Changing Major at UK University?
It's not called a "major", it's called a "course". It really depends whether you have the right qualifications for the course you want to change to and if there are enough spaces available. So, if the course you want to change to is related to the one you applied for, has similar entry requirements and isn't overly competitive then your chances are fairly good. It's easier to change before you start the course, then you don't waste time studying something you're not interested in and don't need to play catch-up. If you e-mail the appropriate department at Manchester University then you should get a response back, specific to your situation.
Is it true that CS majors at UCSD are no longer impacted?
yes it's true, the major is no longer impacted. Anybody from any major can transfer over to the computer science major if they wish to. The major advisor told us that during orientation.
Changing your major after transferring to a UC?
i'm transferring from a community college into a UC (haven't decided which one yet), and i applied with a major in psychology. However lately i have noticed that even though i like psychology, I still believe that it would be better if i changed my major to biology once i transfer to the university because im planning to go to med school, and by doing biology i would be able to take all the prerequisite courses that med schools require and get my major done at the same time (a lot more time efficient), possibly even can fit in a minor in case med school doesnt work out. And here is where i've come to a problem: i've heard that once you transfer into a UC from a community college, they don't allow you to change your major. So now i don't know what to do? is this true or can i change my major from psychology to biology?