Being You at BU

Sua Morales – CCD/ERC Ambassador

BU is a big school that offers a lot of majors, and I get it: being undecided is tough. Your friends may know what they’re majoring in while you’re still wandering through general requirements.

Hopefully the following tips will help you find some clarity.

A major is only a set of classes.

Your major does not determine your future. Ultimately, your major comes down to a set of 10-15 classes, so do your research before you declare.

Do your research.

If you’re going to spend $56,184, you should know what classes you’re taking for your money. Look at the list of majors and minors online and find the set of classes that appeals to you.

You can only be good at what you practice.

Think about skills you want gain and develop after college because some majors will require you to practice a specific skill. For example, the College of Communication public relations concentration focuses on general writing technique, but the College of Arts and Sciences International Relations courses emphasized creating and defending arguments.

Remember, it’s okay to give yourself time to choose a major. Boston University has over 250 areas of study – find what suits you and you can’t go wrong.

I picked my major after going through the 2009 hard-copy bulletin and reading descriptions of every single classes BU offered. I highlighted the classes that sounded interest and I chose the section with the most yellow in it: Public Relations in COM. I love it.

One Comment

Roxanne McGahey posted on October 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

What a great article Sua. I love your comment that a major is only a set of classes. it’s so important not to rush this decision because you’ll be living with this decision for a long time. I have a music degree, which is one of those degrees which you need to begin at a much younger age with private music lessons. Often your career path determined in your early teens if this is a path you choose. For those considering music it is and can be a very rewarding career. And yes, there are lots of employment branches that you can follow. Surprisingly, historically music degrees were in demand business with many businesses because of the training musicians received was just what employers were looking for.. Music Theory Online Is my online music theory program which I’ve developed. In addition to this I am an active piano teacher and would not change my career for $1 million.

Once again thank you for a great post. I found it extremely interesting and I hope you don’t mind if I find sense of traffic your way and shared some of my colleagues and friends.

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