Least valuable and hardest college majors

Here are some of the worst college majors, hardest college majors and majors that too many people are taking in relation to jobs available. But there’s a disclaimer: college students have serious choices to make when choosing a major.

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Maybe you should reconsider college majors that leave you unhappy post-graduation. (Credit: Thinkstock)

This list of college majors is based on various data sets calculated by number crunchers that determine the value of a college major based on recent unemployment rates and salary starts. The fields may change in the future, and there are people who break the mold and do very well in the fields they are passionate about. Read more

Ladies in STEM – This one’s for you

I entered college expecting to major in physics and go into a space-related field. Now I’m working towards a degree in creative writing. What happened to my career plan!? By my sophomore year, I realized I had come to college without many of the prerequisites I needed to excel in higher level sciences. (At least one of my other STEM-bound female peers ended up in a theater field—and she likes to remind me that she uses engineering in almost every aspect of her creative field.)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

How do you overcome the challenges faced by women in STEM? (Credit: AAUW.org)

While my high school certainly encouraged women in math and sciences, that sort of encouragement is still not the norm at either the high school or college level. Read more

What you need to know about choosing classes in college

It can seem like a no brainer—choosing classes in college is about what will raise your GPA, right? Well sort of. I know it can be tempting to go for the class that will guarantee the easy A, but is that really what is best for your future plans, whether that’s a career or grad school?

How do you go about choosing classes in college? (Credit: Lifehacker)

How do you go about choosing classes in college? (Credit: Lifehacker)

You may actually be hurting yourself in the long run by trying to take the easy way out. Here are the things you need to know about what will really help your GPA. Read more

8 college tips for surviving the second semester

Like other college students, I got over the fear of my very first semester and looked forward to my second. Even after a few years, the second semester always felt easier to approach.

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

I created my own do-it-yourself guide for surviving (and flourishing) in the second semester. Here are some college tips for the second semester. Read more

Big decision time—How to change your major

Maybe you started college with your future mapped out—you had everything decided and planned, from the big decision of what you would major in to what your career and life after college would look like.

Let us help you as you change your major. (Credit: campuslately.com)

Let us help you as you change your major. (Credit: campuslately.com)

But something has shifted, and you now are thinking of switching college majors. Need help or advice on how to change your major? Read more

Should you consider an Interdisciplinary studies major?

What is interdisciplinary studies? It’s a course of study that includes knowledge from various fields and disciplines. Many colleges and universities allow college students to create their own interdisciplinary studies major.

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Some students with this college major have seen their career opportunities expand. Thinking about creating your own interdisciplinary studies major? Read on for more info. Read more

You ask, we answer: I hate my major! What should I do?

Dear Jay,

I hate my major. Accounting and I are like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. We tried but it isn’t going to work for us. Don’t worry though… there’s no bad blood….we are just never EVER EVER getting back together. Get the picture? …at least before it burns 😉 So I know for next semester I should take other classes, but what should I do? What are the next steps?!

Thanks,

Anja J.

Take a different path with your college major.

Take a different path with your college major.

Hey Anja J.,

Don’t worry, it’s okay to hate your major. Read more

Tips and tricks for new college students

Just getting into college is a major hurdle you’ve overcome. But too many students, once they get to college, learn that it is very different from high school. Here are a few oddball tips and tricks to get you through your first few days of college.

What tips do you recommend for new college students? (Credit: Firestone)

What tips do you recommend for new college students? (Credit: Firestone)

There’s information on choosing a major, how you can do what you love, how to get organized, and accessing accommodations for students with disabilities. Read more

How to pick a college major

Your college worries probably follow this pattern: Worry No. 1—What school will I get into? Worry No. 2—How will I pay for college once I get in? Worry No. 3—How to pick a college major, aka “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?”

Having trouble deciding on a college major? (Credit: Lifehacker)

Having trouble deciding on a college major? (Credit: Lifehacker)

If you have progressed through stages 1 and 2, congrats! Now onto some life hacks to help you crush No. 3! Read more

Top ten myths about college: What you need to know

When I was in college full-time I heard so many cliché myths in the book: “You’ll gain 15 pounds your first year,” “It’s OK to get all Cs,” and “You’re supposed to be stressed out,” blah, blah, blah. You need to know that myths are just that: myths.

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

Time to debunk those so called college myths. (Credit: inlander.com)

If you’re going to survive your college experience, you’ll want to read this list of the top ten myths about college. Read more