I'll probably be going to a liberal arts school, so I know that being undecided for the first year or so won't be problematic. I have a history of extremely slowly-made decisions, though, and I'm interested in hearing others' ideas.
Majors I'm considering:
Philosophy -- because it would stretch my intellect in ways that I could see as being useful to whatever career(s) I choose, because it's extremely interesting to me, and because it would keep my writing skills in check. The only downsides are a. I would feel really pretentious telling people about my major, b. I'm concerned that other Philosophy majors would also be snobs, and c. I might fail and/or end up jobless.
Political Science -- because I know nothing about it, and I feel like I need to. I think I'd love political theory, too. might be useful to my career (?)
Global/International Studies -- same as above.
Religious Studies -- "
English -- "
Career ideas: All I know is that I want to do something that's creative and idea-based, but with a fairly concrete purpose. The only other ideas I have are that
- I'd really love for it to involve a significant amount of writing and an intersection of multiple different fields.
- I'd want to work with people some, too...not constantly, but I wouldn't be thrilled about sitting in an office by myself all day either.
- I hate being in leadership positions. I can enjoy it for short periods of time, but after a while I start to hate myself. I'd rather be part of a more community-like atmosphere.
- Considering doing something related to curriculum or education policy, which I'd go to grad school for. Definitely wouldn't want either as an undergraduate major.
- Potential income range isn't a major factor, but I want to have a decent amount of financial security (lower middle class is fine)
The main reason I'm posting this is to see if any of you know of jobs that might fit what I'm looking for. And if you have any other advice (majors, college life, etc.), that'd also be hugely appreciated!