SweetTort wrote:This post may seem a bit redundant if you read my last thread, but bear with me.
Let's say, though obviously it's impossible to know these things with such clarity, that you could pull off a 4.0 GPA in a worthless UG degree (English/polisci/philosophy) or a 3.5 in an incredibly useful STEM major. Assuming your goals for the future included attending law school and working biglaw, which route would you take?
Double or triple majoring is a possibility that should not be neglected (oftentimes certain majors will have a good deal of overlapping course requirements too, so you would not necessarily have to take the full units of each major, making it easier in a lot of cases). You might have one degree that you're passionate about, but is less employable, and then another one that will land you a stable job.
But, in either case, I don't recommend majoring in something you're ultimately not good at whatsoever (i.e., it's a struggle for you to grasp and/or do the material in the lower-level classes - even after putting in a lot of work), nor something that you're not at least somewhat interested in.
Remember that being somewhat good at and/or interested in something will obviously affect your performance in those areas (not only your GPA, but your ability to do that work later down the line as part of a career). This might seem common-sensical, but oftentimes it may not be when certain shortsighted goals get in the way of good old-fashioned common sense. I've had many
Asian American friends and acquaintances of mine major in engineering without either the skill and/or passion to do it and end up unemployed, switching majors very late in their college career (after having greatly damaged their GPA), or just struggling with their career post-graduation. It's an Asian cultural thing...parents pressuring their kids into majoring in lucrative fields, which they don't have interest or matching skills in.