not really sure where this belongs, so i figured i'd post it here.
i started out freshman year this fall as a music major, but decided it wasn't for me. currently i'm taking classes both in anthropology and sociology, and i think one of these is the right fit. the only problem is, i can't decide between them. some of my concerns include the perception of sociology as a "fluff" major (or something that football players take or whatever). obviously i realize this is a generalization, but it's something to consider. also, i wonder about the career opportunities/salaries for graduates of each major. i get the feeling that sociology is more "marketable", but i don't know. on the other hand, i could major in anthropology and minor in something such as consumer behavior or marketing, in order to be better prepared for getting a job. of course, if i am really unable to find a job after graduation, i would be open to grad/law school. perhaps one of these majors would be better suited for that than the other?
clearly, i am thinking a lot about this, almost to a neurotic extent. but it feels like a tough decision. the thing is that they seem kind of similar, and i think i would enjoy both of them, so i'm not sure how to decide.
to complicate the matter somewhat, i am currently attending USC, where from what i can tell, it seems like the anthropology department is a lot better (has better professors) than the sociology department. however, due to financial problems, i might find myself transferring to UCLA (or another public school, but UCLA would be the top choice) in my junior year. From what I can tell, the UCLA sociology department seems "better" than its anthropology department. For this reason, considering which department is better at my school doesn't necessarily help, because my school could change.
Thanks for reading this post. I'd appreciate any guidance you can provide.