Wow, I can’t believe this post was made 10 years ago… Well, here it goes. I’m a high school senior about to graduate with a Mathematics AA (because of my school’s dual-enrollment program), and I’m torn between majoring in Aerospace Engineering or Criminal Justice.
Here’s the thing, after four years of working towards earning a Math AA, I’ve realized how much I actually despise doing math. Sure, I might be good at it, but I’ve never really enjoyed learning about math (at least not anymore). Engineering heavily involves math, and frankly, I feel burnt out. I’m afraid that if I pursue Aerospace Engineering in college, I’ll be miserable doing it. But in the end, I would have much more career opportunities and benefits in the long run in comparison to Criminal Justice. I like Aerospace Engineering in the sense that it has to do with the aeronautical and space industries, but like I said, it heavily involves math. Criminal Justice, on the other hand, has always been something I’ve considered. Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted do something with Law Enforcement. However, the downside is that I won’t be making as much when compared to engineering, and if I choose this path, I might have to take additional classes for the major. Whereas for Engineering, I’m already ahead because of my Math AA. Do I tough it up, and pursue a degree that would give me a better chance at being well off career-wise? Or, do I take a chance and major in something that I might actually be passionate about?
Side note Another thing I was thinking was that maybe I can just push through and get an Aerospace Engineering degree and still go for something in Law Enforcement after college since you don’t necessarily need criminal justice degree to get a job in the field. And, if all else fails, then I can always fall back on Aerospace.
I don’t know if anyone will actually respond to this considering it’s been 6 years since the last response, but I feels good to get it out there. If anyone reads this, please let me know what you think. Thanks.