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Picking a Major

Deciding on a College Major

Corinne Futch | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Corinne Futch

The idea that students have the intellectual freedom to learn essentially anything that they want can be overwhelming. We have the ability to forge our own professional direction, and the thought itself can be terrifying.

Who's Afraid of the Liberal Arts?

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 11.15.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

I would encourage parents and students who are nervous about the practical applications of an English degree, or career prospects for a history major, to reconsider the straight, causal line they've drawn between college major and professional success.

Following Your Passion as Career Advice for College Students

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students are told to be practical and find a major that will serve them in practical terms carrying them to a life in engineering or accounting. Or they are told to find a passion and follow that. Neither is quite right.

The Five Easiest College Majors

Uloop | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Uloop

If you're undecided about your major, and, at this point, you just want to get your degree and get out, what could be less stressful than choosing one of the five easiest majors?

Summertime and College Is Coming!

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Davis Schneiderman

I've spent much of the last two weeks on the phone -- or on Skype -- with a set of incoming first-year college students armed with an array of questions both profoundly intellectual and suitably quotidian.