You will find plenty of articles published all over the internet that talk about how to decide on a college major. Most of those articles will tell you to ask questions about yourself and your skills. They will tell you to ask questions about what you really hate to do so that you make sure you don’t accidentally end up doing something like that. Those are all good tips that you should consider. I have one more for you though.
I recommend you choose whatever comes naturally and easy to you once you have studied for about a year in college. If you can get away with it, I suggest that you put off declaring your major until you absolutely have to. Some schools will let you choose general studies for the first two years. That is your chance to enroll in a bunch of different classes that catch your interest. There is a really good chance that after taking some of these classes, you may change your mind about what you really want to pursue.
The unfortunate thing about college is that when you attend right out of high school like you should, you are a little wet behind the ears yet in terms of knowing what you want to do with your life. You have so many things you need to experience in life that will shape who you are and who you want to become. If you enroll in that engineering program just because you are good in math and science, you might discover after year three that you aren’t into this material as much as you thought you would be. You then realize that you decided to study this because the jobs pay well and not because it is something you really want to do.
Usually by your second year in college, you will start having very strong feelings toward a particular subject. I was one of those engineering kids who changed over to computer science. After I had changed to computer science, I was thinking that maybe I should have chosen economics instead. I find the concepts in both basic and advanced economics very interesting and very easy to comprehend. I never would have thought that I would be so interested in such a thing had I not taken my first economics 101 class as an elective.
College is an exceptionally eye opening experience. You will meet so many new friends and see things from so many different perspectives it is almost impossible not to have some impact on you. During this part of your life, you are sorting out who you are and who you really want to become. Don’t rush into spending tens of thousands of borrowed dollars by enrolling in a curriculum that you end up hating. Take general studies until your path becomes obvious or until the university forces you to make a final decision.