Common Application - Future Plans

<p>Im sending out a lot of my applications on the CommonApp now and i was just wondering what the "Interests" part of the future plans section really means. If i chose a specific area of interest in this section does it bind me to studying that major in that specific college? Does it affect my chances of getting in to the college? Or, is this section a way for colleges to get to know what youre interested in? Thanks!</p>