Taking a couple of majors may not be something that we should do. There are many drawbacks that could affect students if they choose a couple of majors in the same time. With two majors, it is likely that we will have higher tuition fee and without scholarship, this can be an expensive thing to do. Even rich students shouldn’t take two majors due to other considerations that they need to think of. It will also be harder to create a workable schedule because we will need to attend more class in a day. In many cases, we will need to be absent in one or a few classes each week. Some students think that they have too much free time and want to become more productive, but taking a couple of majors may not be a good thing. There are other activities that we can do. Also, students need to have enough rest and relaxation if they want to perform well in college. Even with only a single major, there are a lot of things that students will need to do.
As an example, students could still read more books, review learning materials, meet friends, go to the library and others. Even with one major, there’s no guarantee that we have enough understanding about a specific subject. Each major also as different level of difficult. If we think that the current major is manageable enough and we can afford another, we may underestimate the situation. It is quite possible that the second major is unexpectedly more difficult and we could be overwhelmed by the load. There could also recent changes in curriculum and there are a number of extra things that we don’t know of. Self-proclaimed good students may regret their decision after they took second or even third major. The real purpose of learning is to fully absorb and understand a new knowledge, not just passing the test. Low confidence could also cause some students to take multiple majors. They could be concerned that they are viewed by others as mediocre.
This could cause students to push themselves harder and take another major. Such a belief can be quite damaging and when students are overwhelmed, they won’t feel more confident about themselves, Problem could also happen if we have inappropriate reflection on the whole situation. We may think that if our friends are doing it, then we should also do the same. Peer pressure could be quite significant in college environment. It could have significant impact in our behavior and decision-making process in the college. It is probably that after taking a couple of majors, students are so burdened that they drop out. Some students may also be concerned that in order to compete in the workforce, they need to have do better. In fact, there’s a possibility that we will have mediocre performance in college, because we take more than one majors. There’s a possibility to do well with two majors, but it takes a lot of sacrifices and not many students can do that.