Declaring a major can be scary. What if you aren’t quite sure what you want to do yet or you take a class and realize you don’t like the subject after all? It is okay. Many people change majors.
If you are unsure what you want to major in, it is best to take a wide range of courses your first few semesters. Most colleges have general education requirements for this exact purpose. The credits will go towards graduation and you will have a chance to decide whether you like certain subject areas. You might even discover something that you never thought of before. About midway through your junior year, you’ll want to settle on a major to graduate in four years.
All is not lost if you still change your mind. You can take an extra class or two in the summer or a few semesters with heavier courseloads to still graduate on time. Even spending an extra semester or year in college now is less expensive than returning to school later for a different degree. Also, keep in mind whether you are interested in furthering your degree. A master’s program may allow you to make up a few extra undergraduate classes and still complete a different program of study.