Picking a college major is a really hard decision for some people. Sure, a few people know what they want to study in college and do with their lives from the time they are six-years old. But for most of us, having to decide what you will study and then hopefully work as for the rest of your life when we enter college is a stressful process. Luckily, there’s a new app that can help make this process much simpler for you…or at least give you a little guidance.
NoMajorDrama.com is a new website that helps you select a college major by analyzing your skills and interests. It starts by asking you what things you are good at and what things you are interested in. After selecting up to seven things from these two categories, the app asks you to choose between your options. For example, the app asked me if I would rather study a major that had a high level of emphasis in non-English skills but little emphasis on animals, or the opposite. No Major Drama continues to evaluate your choices between the two hypothetical majors, and after you choose between all of your interests, it tells you more than 300 different majors and fields of study that would suit you.
I am studying advertising and Spanish language in college. After No Major Drama analyzed my responses, it recommended that I major in a foreign language, followed by a business recommendation. It was also correct in not recommending that I study science or mathematics, both of which are things that I do not particularly enjoy.
How did it know what I should study? No Major Drama determined the relative importance of each of the original seven criteria that I selected based on how many times I clicked on hypothetical majors that support those criteria. For example, when I picked the major that had a high level of emphasis in non-English skills but little emphasis on animals, it increased that category’s relative importance. Then, No Major Drama picked majors that met my most important criteria (which were inter-personal skills and non-English language skills, just in case you were wondering).
Should you give this app a try? Well, yes and no:
- No. The app does not have every minute interest or skill that may be a huge factor in your personal decision concerning what to study in college. So, if you really think you want to study medicine but the app tells you to study architecture, I would not recommend changing your major based on No Major Drama’s recommendation.
- Yes. However, if you have absolutely no idea what to study in college and want something that will steer you in the right direction, then why not see what No Major Drama suggests? There are 300+ majors in the app’s database, so even if the first or second suggestion doesn’t trip your trigger, the 12th or 212th might be perfect for you. But you might not have ever known that auctioneering, taxidermy, or cartography were fields of study…or that they might be exactly what you should study.
To check out the app and take it for a test drive yourself, click here.