The second year of college is the time when many students feel disillusioned. This is the year that parents, advisors, and even fellow students start asking that one dreaded question, “Have you decided on a major yet?” Related: 6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman Sophomore year becomes “crunch time” year when expectations are higher, decision-making becomes center stage, and focus towards a career path becomes priority. This is also the year when students are at highest risk of dropping out. Make no mistake about it, sophomore year is a very significant transition year for college students. Why? Along with the pressure to make decisions...
- Students are still taking core course requirements and have yet to fully engage in a subject of interest.
- Students with chosen majors are just beginning to take introductory major courses (topics are still broad based).
- Students in “pre-professional” majors (pre-med, pre-nursing, pre-law, etc.) are about to learn their fate; did I make the grades to continue in this major?