UCLA psych vs Pre-business econ

<p>Hi, I'm a freshman to UCLA class of 2014.
I got in as a pre business econ major, but i'm also very interested in psychology. </p>

<p>I'm more interested in marketing than economics and prefer something practical over something academic. So when i recently found out that ucla pre bus econ is more focused on economics than marketing, I considered maybe i should change my major to psychology, the field that is very tempting to me. Also, Psychology is a study that can be a base to everything.
However, i am a little bit scared to change my major since i haven't been involved in any science studies for recent two years due to my environment...and psychology is well... it probably involves a lot of science. </p>

<p>Maybe i should just try out for pre business econ major and take some psychology classes to think about changing my majors later on.
or should i change my major to psychology right now since ucla prebus econ won't fit me and it will be harder to change my major if not now?</p>

<p>Also, I'm thinking of taking Film, Television and Digital Media minor when I meet all the requirements and the psychology minors offered don't interest me. I plan to do MBA, but I also believe what i learn at undergraduate is not relevant with what i'll be doing at grad. I rather believe majoring in business-econ may lesson my chances to learn and experience more.</p>

<p>Please help me. Quite desperate right now...</p>

<p>Well, unfortunately at UCLA, Psychology is a very very impacted major, you have to be admitted directly into it to pick it. I'm a Psych major and having mass anxiety attacks (lmao) about trying to transfer in next year. You can talk to the academic counselors and see what you can do but I really wouldn't count on it, they're pretty no-exception about it I think.</p>

<p>If you are a freshman admit I believe it is a lot easier to change into the Psych major.. I was admitted as a Transfer student into the Psych major.. Both majors are impacted but bus econ is more difficult to get into than Psych.. You know you four years ahead of you so you don't have to worry! </p>

<p>If I were you I would start taking my GE's and incorporate both the Psych major & the Bus Econ major. So for your GE be sure to take a chemistry class for your physical science, Bio etc. You could even possibly double major..</p>

<p>I'm in a similar boat, complete unsure of what to major in, and I'm already a sophomore at UCLA. Don't worry, being unsure about what you want to do for the next 50 years of your life is a perfectly reasonable cause for having a panic attack :)</p>

<p>Honestly, I would take a variety of classes your first year. Take a biz-econ class, psych 10 (which my friends tell me is AMAZING!!!), and some random GE (might I suggest history of the beatles? it's in the music history dept.). You might be surprised what interests you.</p>

<p>You are also very correct that what you do in undergrad doesn't necessarily dictate what you do in grad school. Don't make the mistake of thinking what you do in undergrad is USELESS though. Undergrad is a time to develop your viewpoint of the world. A philosophy major has no "practical" knowledge, but understands the world at a very fundamental and unique level. A science major skips the basics and literally understands how the world works. On and on...</p>

<p>So don't stress too much, you have time. *Hint: UCLA Career Center is your best friend. They have awesome books and awesome counselors. Drop by some time.</p>