I talked earlier in one of my forums about struggling to find a STEM major that could make my parents happy. Related to that, this year, I took an intro chemistry course with a lab, an astrophysics seminar. I struggled with both (C+ in Chem though since first semester is pass/fail, it shows up on my transcript as 'pass') and my dad was unhappy that I took the seminar, which is pass/fail, instead of a 'harder' class. I also took Calculus 115 (the equivalent of AB Calculus) and Econ 101. In Econ 101, I liked learning about the theories and applying them to the restaurant job I have. However, I struggled with the math portion, which very poorly affected my grade (B- and C- on my midterms). With both classes, I had an assigned tutor I met with once a week and I went to group tutoring sessions to go over homework, so it wasn't like I wasn't trying.
Though I really liked my political science class on the War on Terror. That's the only class where I think I will get a B+ or A- in. I also did very well in my Spanish class, though I don't know if I want to major or minor in it.
I don't know how to tell my parents that I can't major in STEM since I'm not interested in any of the fields and because they don't make me interested and because I clearly struggle in them, even with help. Yet I'm worried about majoring in political science not only because my parents won't 'approve' (unfortunately, they're footing my entire tuition) but because I'm worried that I won't get a job with it right out of college with one (I don't want to become a lawyer).
However, I got into the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program for free this summer, which means that I'm going to learn about asset management, and an internship for a strategic communications agency where I'll be doing PR/Marketing work. Will that be enough?
BTW I go to Wellesley College and I'm a freshman.