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Choosing a Major

Interesting College Majors Part 2: Environmental Engineering

If you enjoy inventing and building new things, but you also want to help the environment and make the earth a better place to live, an environmental engineering degree could be for you. This field of study gives you the opportunity to learn how to develop wind turbines, solar panels, and develop new technology to keep life on earth sustainable.

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Choosing a Major

Interesting College Majors Part 1: Food Sciences

When most people think of career options within the food industry, they tend to think of service jobs, management, owning a restaurant, or becoming a chef. These are all viable career options, and there will always be work in the food industry. But owning a restaurant can be risky, and working in service is not for everyone, either as management or as a cook.

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Choosing a Major

Does Declaring a Major on My Application Help Me Get In to College?

When you’re applying to colleges, chances are you’ll be asked to declare your intended major. You usually have the choice of applying as undecided or undeclared, which may feel more honest if you don’t yet know what you want to do. But does it hurt your chances not to declare a major? In other words, does declaring a major on your application help you get into college?

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Choosing a Major

Popular Majors for Pre-Med Students

For the prospective medical student, deciding on an undergraduate major can feel like everything. After all, medical schools want to see that a student is well prepared for the pressures of medical school, and then a career in medicine. Majoring in “pre-med” may not be the way to go though, or even an option at many colleges. In fact, a list of popular undergraduate majors for pre-med students doesn’t really exist, but with good reason. There are a number of more helpful factors to consider regarding future acceptance to medical school, which in turn may help you decide on an undergraduate major as a pre-med student. 

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Choosing a Major

Should I Apply To BSMD Programs?

They go by many names. 8-year programs, direct med school, guaranteed medical school, etc. BS/MD programs allow high-achieving high school students committed to a career in medicine to lock down their track towards becoming a doctor. While few in number, many applicants latch onto these programs as an opportunity to streamline their way into medical school.

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Choosing a Major

The Pros and Cons to Declaring a Major on Your Application

Although it may feel like all of your peers have decided what they want to study in college, an estimated 20 to 50 percent of students enter college with an undeclared major, and 75 percent change their major before they graduate. What does this mean for you?

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