Should I drop a class that will cause me to lose my minor?
I am senior in my last semester of college with a Biology major and an Archaeology minor. Recently I have been hit with some pretty bad mental and physical health issues that have been impacting my life pretty severely. I have been in and out of doctor and specialist offices a lot without much hope for improvement. It's not quite debilitating; I have been able to consistently make it to most of my classes, although my work ethic has been impacted and my grades are suffering. The last class I have to take for my minor is a seminar class that is really stressful for me. The class involves a project that requires considerable time and work outside of class in a lab to complete. The class itself is also very long and causes me to have panic attacks in anticipation of it. I started the Archaeology minor on a whim when I realized that I generally enjoyed the material and working out in the field, but it is just out of personal interest. Now I am not sure it is even worth the stress that I am feeling over this particular class. If I drop the class, I wouldn't graduate with my minor which I would be sad about. Even worse, my parents would probably be pretty disappointed that I couldn't tough it out for the last six weeks of the semester. But I just can't stop the anxiety over it and just want this incredible weight lifted off of me so that I can breathe again. Is it worth it to keep pushing myself through this?4 replies