I’m at a very difficult point in my academic life—stuck between choosing which major to finally settle down with. Philosophy seemed like a really great idea at first, because I got to study one of the things that most interested me: religion. Yet, despite how much I may enjoy studying it, theres no real solid career I could make from it other than teaching—which I’m not interested in at all by the way.
So then I had this bright idea that I’d change subfields and do philosophy/pre-law rather than religious studies. Problem is I’m really not that sure that I want to go to law school, let alone one day become a lawyer. So now I have a bit of a dilemma: Do I continue with pre-law and prepare to take the LSAT to hopefully get into law school? Or, do I change majors yet again, and possible end up in college longer?
I’ve been considering getting a degree in political science with a focus on international relations. I think that considering I’m stuck paying for this apartment a whole year anyway, I may be able to pull off changing majors, and still graduating at the same length of time. I’m just still not certain if I’m making the right decision. I know I’d like to be able to work for a corporation one day, go to conferences and travel, but I’m not sure if this is the correct field I need. I supose that’s something I should ask an advisor…but it would be nice hearing from someone going down a similar career path.