Joyce Lain Kennedy

Choosing a college major

DEAR JOYCE: First in my family to attend college, I'll soon finish my freshman year. Big problem: I have no idea what major to choose. My school's popular homecoming queen suggests her major as a good choice. Maybe, but maybe not. Beyond speaking to a counselor at the school's career center, any thoughts? -- S.J.S.

Smart preparation is one of life's most crucial success drivers; don't stint on research for your future. Make a maximum effort immediately to digest and act on what you discover -- the collegiate menu of majors is overwhelming. (Being lucky or rich is good too, but that's not what we're discussing today.)

THE BOOK

"Book of Majors 2015" ($28.99) by...

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