“Why do you do what you do?” – it’s an excellent thought provoking question. I’m not going to say that I have asked this question to myself many times. As of now, the critical question I have been constantly asking myself is – “What do you I want to do in college?”
I came to UCLA without having any clear picture of what I wanted to major in and what I wanted to do after college. Last year, my freshman year, I was Biology major, but the only reason for choosing that major was because my parents wanted me to do Pre-Med and I thought Biology, as a Science major, would be a good major for a Pre-Med student. My freshman year was over, and then the sophomore year came. Currently, I’m a sophomore, and I have to say that after the first quarter of this year where I took Biology major related classes, I took two completely unrelated major courses in Winter quarter. The sole purpose of doing this was to explore my options, trying to see if I could choose a major by taking classes from various fields. So, the two were introductory Economics and Psychology classes. To be honest, I liked both of them, but I found Psychology to be more interesting. As a result, I decided to become a Psychology major with Pre-Med, and after submitting the application last week, right now I’m officially a Pre-Psychology major.
I have no intentions of becoming a Psychologist, but I’m doing the major because I find it interesting, and since my plan is to complete Pre-Med requirements with it, I also think it’s an applicable major for further studies considering the possibility of going to Medical school and specialize in Psychiatry. The prospect of going to medical school is still uncertain, but at present, I’m just glad that I finally know what I want to do in college.