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9 months ago

Has someone a tipp on how to decide what to study?

I just have a few days left to write me in for something. But I can’t really decide on what to study since I’m interested in a lot of different stuff. My main three things i’m choosing from would be Biology, History or Psychology. I also have thought about computer science (informatics) but i’m not sure if I’m good enough in math for that. And if i’d choose History i’d have to pair it up with an other subject also from the same faculty or i also could combine it with biology but i couldn’t do anything than become a teacher with that (bc you do way less stuff in biology if you combine it and then that’s basically all you can do with that). But I really don’t know how to decide what to do in the end and somehow just keep turning in circles :s

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9mo

Thanks for all of your advice! I sadly had a lot of stuff going on which kept me from having brain capacity to really think about it the last day’s and ended up panicky signing up last minute for psychology. I hope it was a good decision tho but otherwise i guess i still can change to smth else

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cjzoinks
9mo

Also Biology and History could be a cool combo! There’s so much history in Biology, like about how we actually know the stuff we know now. Plus my favourite was always evolution and genetic biology, which is definitely still relevant to history. I did the wacky combo of Biology and Music cause I couldn’t decide

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cjzoinks
9mo

I would definitely go for whatever you actually enjoy doing, rather than thinking about job prospects, otherwise your adhd brain will probably have a miserable time. If you do something you enjoy/are passionate about, you’ll pick up so many other skills too, as your brain won’t be stuck trying to grind through something you have no motivation for

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vesper
9mo

Honestly, what you choose to study doesn'n necessarily predict or limit what you can do afterwards. If you have a specific "level of thinking" you can do a lot of things that are even just semi-related to what you majored in. I studied biomedical sciences, realised i didnt want to work in the lab forever, so I did a minor to be able to teach biology. And now i have an office job making lesson materials and other interventions about comprehensive sex education. This world is weird, and more roads lead to Rome, or even wilder places ✨

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9mo

Is your decision based on probability of job prospects after or are you basing it on interests you are passionate about? What’s your purpose and the impact you want to make in this world? You may be spinning in circles because you’re trying to secure some potential outcome but only God knows the future and we don’t have as much control as we think. You may need to dig deeper and find reasons that are essential to your core personal “why.”

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