The Globe recently spoke to several Salt Lake Community College students about why they would change their majors.
“I feel like they were pushed into that major by a counselor or parents,” says Kadi Bergstrom, a student who attends the Jordan Campus. “I first started in social work, but after the first couple semesters, I realized that this [major] isn’t for me and I wanted to focus more on my general education, and maybe that would shed some light on a subject I do like.”
Tony Law changed his major from graphic design to marketing because he is currently on the pursuit to find happiness and money.
“They don’t want to start over, and the fear of starting over and still not liking it is a big issue even I have felt,” Law says, adding that he switched majors because he felt as if there wouldn’t be any positions for his talents.
Holden Kirk, a first-year student attending South City Campus, says switching majors hasn’t crossed his mind, but that may change in the future. He says the length of time it takes to finish a degree could be a reason why students don’t switch.
“If they are already in a program and so close to finishing it, then why change and waste the time?” Kirk says.