5 Ways to Pick the Right College Major

Students should follow their hearts, not simply choose a major that betters job prospects.

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Medical students aren't the only ones who are often forced to make decisions before, or immediately after, beginning their college studies, says Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University. Other fields— such as engineering, physical therapy, and nursing—that demand workers possess a specific set of skills often warrant jumping into the field of study immediately and carefully planning your college curriculum from Day One.

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