I embarked on my university adventure in 2015 wide-eyed and full of eagerness. I was confident that I was studying the right degree for me – a Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Media & Communication. I had plans for my future and this double degree was going to help me achieve those goals – wasn’t it?
After finishing semester 1 of 2015 I had serious doubts as to whether this double degree was for me. The workload or juggling two sets of sometimes vastly different subjects was not the issue. I couldn’t help but feel that I wasn’t totally happy. The latter of the two degrees didn’t excite me at all, I had little motivation to complete assignments or go to lectures/tutorials. I had heard that first-year subjects can tend to be a little unappealing and broad – but I wasn’t feeling like this in regards to my business units. After some thought and lots of discussion with those close to me, I decided to finish the year and then revisit the issue. Fast forward to November 2015 and I was sure that this double degree combination wasn’t for me. It was still hard to ‘let go’ of Media & Communication, after all, I had invested one whole year into the degree, however, I applied to change to a sole business degree. This change was approved in January of this year and I can tell you that it was a welcome relief. I feel immensely better going into Semester 1 and am positive that I can now invest everything into this degree in order to get the most out of my university experience as a whole.
If you feel you’re being faced with the same dilemma here is a guide that I promise will help.
- Am I equally as excited by both degrees?
- Can I seriously see myself combining these degrees in the future to benefit me? Where do I see myself going?
Talk to someone
Whether it is a family member or someone from the university, they are all there to help! It’s amazing how valuable being able to ‘flesh it all out’ is! Talk to someone who you can bounce ideas off and who is able to give you sound guidance – it’s beyond helpful!
Don’t get stressed!
Whilst this is easy to say and not always easy to do try to remain calm and logical whilst making your decision.
Lastly, just remember that whilst this is a big decision that could affect your future it’s not irreversible! You can always choose to return to a double degree or you might want to consider gaining credit for the units you did complete as electives. All in all, try not to put too much pressure and make the most of university! You’ve got this!