Choosing a Major
Many students feel pressure to choose a major that will "get them a good job." While it's true that some majors have a direct connection to certain career paths, the reality is that most career paths can be pursued by someone with any particular academic major, and most majors give students a wide variety of career paths they can pursue. There can be a lot of benefit to exploring different majors that interest you, and at Valpo it is usually fairly easy to double-major or add a minor(s) to give your program of study a bit more variety.
It is also perfectly normal, and extremely common, for students to change majors at some point during their academic career at Valpo. Your best bet is to major in something that interests you, and gives you a good chance to succeed academically. Below are a handful of resources that may help you get started with the process of selecting a major.
Timeline for Choosing a Major
It is a great idea to start thinking about what you might want to major in before you get to college, so you've at least got a list of possibilities to explore and discuss with faculty and advisors. At the latest, you'll need to select a major by the end of your sophomore year, which will give you an opportunity to do internships and "test drive" career options as an upperclassman.
You may even decide after your sophomore year that you want to change majors - this is certainly OK, even if it might add an additional year to your coursework. It is usually best to figure this out while you're in school, rather than afterward.