How I Chose My Major

Kelsey Wolfer, liberal arts and sciences: humanities, FreedomKelsey Wolfer

For many undecided students, finding just the right major happens after they have already begun in another program. Kelsey knew she made the right choice once she switched into Alfred State’s liberal arts and sciences: humanities program, and was able to expand and develop her writing abilities, while also learning a little bit more about herself.

“In every course, you get to discover different aspects of yourself that you didn’t know you had. Also, the professors are very helpful with critiquing and they always want you to progress no matter what.”

As a student who switched majors, Kelsey realizes the importance of finding a program that is just the right fit.

“A lot of people come into college and think about what they’re going to make the most money doing, and they’re not always happy with it, so I’d advise incoming students to get into something you really love.”

Colin MillerColin Miller, digital media and animation, Livonia

For Colin Miller, the fact that Alfred State’s digital media and animation programs cover such a wide variety of areas - from 2-D to 3-D design, to video and sound production, and more - was a big draw for him.

“My major is what you make of it. It’s good to specialize in one thing, but it’s also good to spread your talents out into maybe three other areas, as well. That’s what I would suggest to any incoming students.”

In addition to helping him build a solid portfolio and providing a platform for him to showcase his talents, Colin also acknowledges that his program allowed him to find his “niche,” or rather what he would ultimately like to pursue a career in: video post-production.

“That’s one of the things that’s great about this major. Since there’s a wide variety of things to do, you find what your best work is in. You find your niche. It helps you figure out what you really want to do.”