Undecided about your major? That's okay.
The first question students are often asked by parents, friends, and teachers after they select a college, is “What are you going to major in?” Sometimes, the next question, if the major does not seem to fit in a particular vocational field, is, “So what do you plan to do with that?”
Manchester University is a good choice if you are undecided about your major, because college is the perfect place to explore, to wonder and to wander, and to experiment with different fields. At Manchester, all graduates will be proficient in what we call transferable skills: written and oral communication, critical thinking, and the ability to work independently. If you master these areas, you will succeed in any profession.
So how should you select a major?
You should major in areas you are passionate about, regardless of the subject. If you are enthusiastic and interested, you will do well, which will translate into confidence and into a world of possibilities.
College-bound students rarely understand all of the areas open to them. They come to college knowing about doctors, teachers, lawyers, accountants—but there are countless areas that are not as well known, yet every bit as marketable. Manchester University has many resources to help determine the right path for you. Academic advisors will work side by side with you to help you choose courses that will help you achieve success. And the Office of Career Services can introduce you to a variety of career options, regardless of your major—or indecision about your future.
Coming to college undecided leaves you with more options and more ability to change your mind. Students who are not quite sure what they want to study are the most curious of students—which is a key to success!