Should I change my major before or after college starts?

I will be a college freshman starting Fall 2019. I am currently planning on enrolling at the University of Iowa to study business/finance. I was pretty firm on my choice of business from sophomore year until now. I have realized that I haven’t enjoyed the business/finance classes that much. I took a personal finance course last year and I didn’t really enjoy it but I never took it as a sign that finance may not be my thing.

I am currently in a dual enrollment course called Intro to Business. I really don’t like it! It’s hard to pay attention and I find myself doing other things. With college inching closer and closer, I want to take action. I already talked to my school counselor and he suggested that I try a year or two of finance and see if I enjoy it or not. The problem with this to me is that I would be wasting my money doing a major I probably don’t like.

There are some majors I’m looking at like history or psychology. Throughout high school I have always been interested in the history/social sciences. I feel dumb that I didn’t take that as a clue for what I should study in:/ As of this time of writing, it’s early March. I am a direct admit to the business college. I haven’t really done anything except look for new majors I’m interested in and talking to my parents and counselor. The scholarships I have earned right now wouldn’t be impacted by any major change so I’m good there.

What do you guys think? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I would gladly elaborate on anything!

Even as direct admit to the business college, you will have to take a variety of general education courses your freshman and sophomore year. Writing, humanities, math, social sciences, probably a physical science, maybe a foreign language.

This will give you a chance to explore a little bit before you have to make final commitment to a business major. It’s easier to start in business than to start in LAS and switch into business later.

@WayOutWestMom Thanks! That is the same thing my counselor told me. I just wondered if being a direct admit would mean I wouldn’t have to take a lot of gen ed courses. I guess if I do end up taking a fair amount of gen ed courses freshman year, then it’s probably a safe decision to stick to a business major. Do you recommend I try to double major or minor in something I’m interested in like pysch or should I just explore through my gen ed courses?