Okay moms, what is your major?  Haven’t decided yet?  That’s okay, as a busy mom returning to school this can become a very overwhelming decision as there are so many majors to choose from. 

 FYI:  There are currently ten popular college majors continuously trending out there and maybe, just maybe one of them is waiting for you to jump on board.  Let’s take a look.

Top Ten College Majors according to the Princeton Review

  1. Business Administration and Management/Commerce– If you are business minded and a fan of the World Wide Web this major is for you.  Performance strategies are just one of the many skills you will gain upon completion of this major.  Go to Vancouver Career College for more details on this particular major.
  2. Psychology– If you are considering a psychology major, check out this article “Before you Choose a Psychology Major.”
  3. Nursing– With the medical field in high demand maybe a nursing major is in the cards for you as a major.  Go to World Wide Learn for more information on what you can do with a college degree in Nursing.
  4. Biology/Biological Sciences– Biology majors are becoming more popular in colleges around the United States.  If you are considering a major in this field go to The Lab Rat for some excellent advice for the Biology Major.
  5. Education– Seems like several moms that I know or have recently connected with is pursuing a degree in Education or already possesses an Education degree.  I think that this is an excellent major to pursue because moms can potentially  make great teachers.  If you think about it, it’s another one of a mother’s job descriptions.  For a list of the best colleges for a major in Education go to eHow.
  6. English Language and Literature– This particular may not seem as though it is very popular but the fact of the matter is it’s one of the most popular majors around.  It is hugely studied around the world.  What can you do with an English degree?  Here are just a few careers you can apply for in this particular field according to the job interview site.
    • Writing, editing, and proofreading
    • Marketing Manager
    • Copywriter
    • Composition Instructor
    • Publishing Manager
    • Teaching
  7. Economics– Are interested in the economics of running a business?  An Economics major may be up your alley.  What else can an Economics Major expect to study?  According to “bing dictionary,”  The study of goods and services: The study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. 
  8. Communications Studies/Speech Communications and Rhetoric– Are you a mom who just loves to socialize and meet new people, this major may be what you are looking for.  The possibilities are so abundant in this field from communications to broadcasting. 
  9. Political Science and Government– If politics is what you fancy, consider a career major in Political Science and Government.  Who knows you may become a successful congress woman or even a governor.  Don’t limit your potential.  You may just have what it takes.  For more information on this major go to Wikipedia.org. 
  10. Computer and Information Sciences– Almost all of us know how popular the computer and information science field is. It’s rapidly growing and in high demand now more than ever.  If you are technology savvy and would like to possibly pursue this as your major check out the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. 

When trying to search for the right college major it is easy to get intimidated by rising tuition costs or how long it could potentially take to obtain your degree.  Take a moment if you will just to erase this overwhelming thought from your mind.  Now, do you really want to pursue a college degree so badly that you can almost taste it? (I am also speaking directly to myself), this is a sign to go for your dreams.  You can work around financial obstacles if you research ahead of time and apply for scholarships or financial aid.  As far as your college major timeline, don’t stress.  Sure, it may take you a long time before you are graduating with a degree in your desired major but it will definitely be worth it whether it’s 2, 4, or 8 years from now.

Are you currently studying or wanting to pursue one of these popular college majors as mentioned above?  If so, which major?  Do you have any advice or tips you can share with those of us still contemplating a major?  We would love to hear from you.

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