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You may start to feel some pressure about declaring a major, but I’m here to tell you to not be afraid of being undecided! People always say that your time in college flies by, but in reality four years is a long time. That’s eight semesters and 120 hours you need to fill with classes and you should use some of that time exploring the variety of classes Carolina offers. I was undecided when I arrived at Carolina, so I took classes in subjects that seemed interesting, including drama, philosophy, women’s studies, religion, history, and so on. My seemingly random class-taking eventually pushed me to my major at the end of my sophomore year. Everyone finds a major or field they are interested in at some point, it might not happen right away, but that’s fine. Like I said, four years is a long time and college is a place to expand your learning beyond the typical high school subjects. So, take some of those 120 hours you have and fill them with classes that are exciting to you.


Sara Svehla


Political Science & Public Policy

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