By Julianna Mirabile
Many Seniors are scrambling to seal the deal on their favorite college and choose the path leading to their future. Senior Natalie Proviano says that, “Picking my college is much more stressful than applying to it.” This stressful point of the process is one that will decide the rest of our lives, which can be frightening to those that are undecided. If you are one of those Seniors that are still looking to find your passion, here are a few majors that may spike an interest and can lead you down a path with different options:
Kinesiology: This major has everything to do with becoming an expert in muscle and body movements. It can be anywhere from learning about the mechanical movements to learning spiritual movements. When studying this, you learn about how kinesiology can help with healing and health. The courses taken will have to do with anatomy, exercise science, nutrition, fitness testing, and many others. When earning a degree in kinesiology you have many options going into the workforce. These choices range from a personal trainer to a chiropractor. The opportunities are endless, and with health and fitness becoming more popular this route would be a smart way to go.
Business: One of the more popular, yet vast degrees would be studying business. When enrolling in this degree you should expect to take classes in accounting, marketing, and communications. The careers you can get with this degree range from owning your own business, to working in any sector. Some examples include banking, human resources, and finance. Senior, Amy Smith, says that, “Majoring in business is something I am seriously considering. It can lead me down so many different paths.” This broad degree is a useful and intelligent choice if you are still not sure what to focus down on, but you want to be successful.
Sociology: When studying sociology you are looking at the functioning and development of humans as a whole. This can include social relationships, matters such as crime or religion, and the way we behave in society. You can expect to be enrolled in classes such as political, religious, and cultural sociology. When obtaining this degree you can go into careers with family planning, counseling, or even could be a good major before attending law school. This study can be entertaining and leave you with a better understanding of the world.
Zoology: Zoology is the study of animal functioning, behavior, and development. This degree is more specific than the others and may not offer as many jobs, though if you have a love for animal science this could be perfect. It is a lesser known major and may be offered at fewer schools. You can expect to be in classes related to anatomy, cell biology, chemistry, and vertebrate biology. Careers that come from this degree include zookeepers, working in wildlife parks, ecologist, and several others all relating to working directly with animals and their environments. Since this degree is more unique, you could have a better chance at getting a cool job with it.
Philosophy: This major is focused on studying knowledge, existence, ethics, and reason. It is a great foundation career for those wanting to go into law or business. When getting this degree you can go on a variety of paths including journalism, government, and therapy. In college you can expect to be taking classes in logic, theories, and political philosophy. Many people find these courses interesting and may take critical thinking.
Overall, whatever major you decide is the right path for you, make sure you have a passion for it. Do not base the rest of your life off of what someone told you to do, or a job you would take just for the money aspect. Whether you decide to take a more difficult path requiring extra schooling, or one that is more basic, make sure it’s a path worthwhile. Enjoying what you do is crucial to living a happy lifestyle.