Help! At a college without my ideal major.

<p>I'll be a student at Pitt, and I may be transferring out. Where, I don't know. Still unsure of what I want to do. At this point, it's probably:</p>

<p>a) Stay at Pitt, major in something while minoring in business, language, and art/design. I can take classes at Carnegie Mellon just by being a student at Pitt, so I'm considering taking a few classes in industrial design at CMU to see if I like it.</p>

<p>b) Transfer to Uni of Southern California, major in Interactive Media, minor in business, language, and art/design.</p>

<p>c) Transfer to an-at-this-point unknown school, majoring in Industrial (product) Design or Landscape Architecture, minor in business.</p>

<p>I also considered graduating from Pitt (since it's cheaper than any other option) and then going to grad school. The only problem with this course of action is that it's ridiculously expensive. I'm looking at another 60k minimum for grad school alone, on top of the 65k+ for Pitt.</p>

<p>My plan as of now: go to Pitt, take transferable classes that also work if I decide to stay, and try to dabble in different areas to see if anything sparks a major interest.</p>

<p>Any thoughts on what I should do? My interests are all over the place.</p>

<p>I think you should stick with your plan as of now. It's hard deciding what you want to do and even after you graduate you might change your mind. Get your gen ed classes out of the way, that'll give you more time to sort things out and think about what you want your major to be. And when you take your gen ed classes it will be a wide range of subjects so it might spark an interest along the way. If you have any idea of what you want to be doing after you graduate, choose your major in that general direction. I hope this was at least a little helpful. Good Luck!</p>

<p>And if you have a bunch of interests, try researching jobs in the different areas and feel out how life after college would be..</p>

<p>I don't know anything about Pitt, but many schools have an option where you can design your own major. You petition an academic committee with the list of courses and the name of the major. Perhaps your advisor or someone with the academic dean's office there can help you? It seems like you need to connect with someone in an advisory capacity at Pitt. Good luck!</p>

<p>I would stay at Pitt and I like your plan, good luck!</p>

<p>Just be aware that major doesn't always translate to job in specific major. Even if you're interested in the design field, be aware of the job market for your industry. For example fashion design. There are thousands of graduates each year from various schools, if you loook at their job market, its very hard to land any entry level job even if you're qualified. There are more applicants per job available and even then companies will short ball you with pay because theres always someone willing to take your job for less amount.</p>

<p>If you're going to major in design and are okay with knowing that your job wont translate to the specific industry, be sure to pick up the design major or classes that will make you very marketable with the skills. i can tell you right now that the more software programs you're familiar with and can design with the better you are, regardless if you majored in X major. a lot of the design world is based off of skills and previous work experience/portfolio.</p>

<p>Have you considered University of Cincinnati, excellent design programs, in addition to business etc.</p>