Doesn't have my intended major?

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I was lucky enough to be accepted by Berkeley and Yale, and I have a problem in choosing which school to attend. My dilemma here is that Berkeley offers the major I wish to study (Nutrition), while Yale does not. But the thing is, Yale offers its students the ability to form their own majors. So what should I do? No doubt it would take more work to form my own major, but is that really a reason to turn down Yale? If it makes any difference, I live about half an hour away from Berkeley, so going to the east will be a huge (and welcomed) experience. What are your thoughts? Thank you!</p>

<p>You should look into whether Yale has enough classes in the sort of things that would make up a nutrition major to be viable for you. You can find course listings online at Yale</a> Online Course Information | Search Courses
I'd love to help you more, but I have absolutely no idea what a nutrition major entails, and I imagine most other Yalies won't either.</p>

<p>My friend has a similar conflict, about Biomedical engineering at Princeton, which is far away or at UMich, which is right next to her house.</p>

<p>I would ask myself a few questions. How certain are you of your prospective major? How deeply do you want to explore it? What, exactly, do you want to do with it (eg: pursue a career with bachelor's degree, go into medicine, get a masters, etc.)? How important is it to you vs. the things that attract you to Yale?</p>

<p>Best of luck in all you endeavor. Or just go to Berkeley and free up some spots for waitlistees ;).</p>

<p>Thanks for your responses!</p>