Category: Choosing a Major

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Academics

How Difficult Is It to Triple Major in College?

For many of you, you are still choosing your major. But for some of you, you are even considering double or even triple majoring! One can graduate from college within three years by completing one major, but many students still opt to double or even triple major instead. How does majoring in more than one subject actually work? 

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Choosing a Major

How to Select Courses as an Undecided Freshman

So, you’re signing up for classes. The only problem is, you have no idea what you want to major in, so you have no idea what to sign up for! Don’t worry; Empowerly is here to offer some basic guidelines to choosing courses, even if you don’t know your major yet.

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Choosing a Major

5 Tips: EECS Major at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s EECS (electrical engineering and computer science) program is renowned for its excellence and prestige, but at the same time notorious for the rigor of its coursework. The amount of work every technical class expects of students is unparalleled, so is the despair accompanying every exam. Being an EECS major is analogous to toiling for long hours in front of a computer, either cramming course materials or finishing up a programming assignment. If this all sounds intimidating, perhaps even scary; or for the adventurous – exciting, read on as we shed some light on what to expect pursuing one of the most rewarding majors in college.

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Business & Economics

Economics — Consider This Major To Cover A Wide Breadth Of Skills

In the process of deciding your major for college applications in the next year or two? Just got into college and not sure what to pursue? Picking a college major can be either really easy if you know where you want to go, or insanely hard if you don’t (given the vast amount of options). Those of you leaning towards arts, engineering, or the like may not find this article too useful, but for the rest of you, stay tuned, economics may be the answer for you.

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Choosing a Major

Backing Out of a Major Once In College Isn’t As Easy You Think

In high school, you may find that deciding what you want to do when you grow up (or even deciding on a general career area) is really tough, and that’s perfectly okay. Plenty of students are in the same boat; an article by Fermin Leal of edsource.org quotes a study by YouthTruth, which found, “…46% [of students] said schools have helped them figure out which careers match their interests and abilities”, meaning a whopping 54% weren’t sure about what they wanted to do (the study was conducted over many years, and targeted juniors and seniors in high school). This makes it seem like not knowing your college major while in high school isn’t too big a deal because so many others share the same problem, but make sure you know the implications of being indecisive because the stakes can be significant.

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Interesting College Majors Part 3: Social Justice Majors

Americans, especially young Americans, are becoming more active in social justice movements, and this kind of activism can translate into a major and therefore, a career. Some students may be surprised to hear that they can major in something that supports their activism. However, a number of colleges offer unique social majors that can help you change the world.

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