In our world presently most students apply for courses just because they feel it would make them rich or because of the prestige involved in these courses and therefore neglect the fact that they might not be able to keep up with the academic and intellectual demands of the course.
Choosing a major is not in any way easy, except you are one of those guys that your parents demanded you become a medical doctor.
Let me share an academic secret with you, Interest in a program is truly determined only when you begin studying the program.
The truth is most of these majors are wrongly named.
Computer science is filled with mathematics and physics courses, Economics is filled with maths, statistics and economics. This is how it is with most undergraduate level degree programs.
This means your love for Biology might not mean you would love microbiology. When you start taking the course is when you would truly know whether it is something you enjoy or dislike.
5 Signs You Chose The Wrong Major
Let us take a look at some telling signs that show that you might have made a mistake in your choice of course and you should try and change before it is too late.
INABILITY TO COMPREHEND TOPICS
This is the first sign and is most times overlooked and sometimes students just think it is normal and with time they will adjust.
The valid logic I want you to consider here is this – If you can’t understand the foundational stages, how can you comprehend the advanced stages?
Generally, this becomes worse as time goes on and soon you are stuck in a program you hate.
LACK OF INTEREST IN CLASS ACTIVITIES
Are you beginning to lose interest in class activities and even feel it is unnecessary to attend lectures.
Granted, lectures could be boring but when you cannot find any reason to concentrate and contribute in class, it is a clear psychological sign you have no interest in the course .
PERFORMING BETTER IN ELECTIVE COURSES THAN CORE COURSES
Normally, most students can’t wait to start taking only their major courses as the electives are just draining them academically but if the inverse is the case and you are performing better in electives than your core courses, then it might be time to change your major.
INABILITY TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF YOUR COURSE
This is very common among students who jump into courses without really finding out if they cut out for it.
A German educationist said that ”for one to choose the right course he should make his hobby occupation then work becomes play”.
Most courses are demanding and sometimes it is difficult to motivate yourself if do not love the program you are studying.
This is the last sign, at this point it is now obvious that you can neither keep up or try to catch up.
Bad grades caused by you being unserious does not count here, I’m talking of a case where you give it your best and yet it is not enough.
The best option here might be to find a program where you can achieve more with less efforts.