What should I list as my major?

<p>I'm considering majoring in accounting, computer science, or mathematics. Rather than waste more time trying to pick one while in HS, my plan is to take courses in all three and talk to advisors in all three departments during freshman year and pick my final major at that point.</p>

<p>Accounting is typically in the school of business/accounting, CS is often in the college of engineering, and math can be in either engineering or arts/sciences. Most of my top picks have different admissions standards for these different schools, and I'm not sure how easy it is to transfer between them after admission.</p>

<p>I'm primarily interested in schools like UMinnesota, UTexas, Texas A&M, Purdue, UT-Dallas, UOklahoma, UMaryland, UNebraska, and Ohio State. My stats are well above the average for all of these schools but I'm shooting for merit money.</p>

<p>So, what do y'all think would be best to list on my applications?</p>

<p>I can't speak for the others but UTexas at Austin allows you to transfer from one to another fairly easily. The catch is that some classes you take while undeclared you will have to retake when you declare a major (a little planing and chatting with a good advisor can help you avoid this). As far as merit money goes UT is in the process of budget cuts and doesn't give much outside of Texas best of luck to you.</p>

<p>^ Yeah, UT is a "reach" in my classification system because of the low odds for $. Thanks for the opinion.</p>

<p>Back to the first page!</p>

<p>You are going to have to do your own homework here. Make a list of your schools. Look at each to see if you can transfer between colleges. Make a note of that next to each school name. Often Engineering is the one you have to be specifically accepted to and you can transfer out, not in. So make subnote about each department. Build your own analysis. In the end, pick which you like best, and are best at.</p>