For many prospective college students, choosing a college major is one of the hardest decisions in life. The common belief is that your major is what will dictate the rest of your education, your training, your future career and even your life. A recent opinion piece written by Hilary Van Hoose for USA Today questions whether the choice of major really makes all that much of a difference for the average student.
The consensus seems to be that since just under half of college graduates actually find careers in their degree field, your major probably matters less than you would expect. It does seem to be worth noting that technical fields in the sciences lead more directly to careers in the same field, which is probably anticipated by most students. If you are in the process of picking your own major, you will want to read the full article here.