Although it may seem early to think about your college major in High School, this level of preparedness allows students to stand out in the application process and during college interviews. Though some colleges require you to decide on a major before entering, your choice won’t define you for life so feel free to explore all the possibilities and all of your interests.
Some students choose more general majors: for example, political science and history are popular majors for students who want to (or think they want to) be lawyers after school; prospective doctors often choose biology or chemistry while prospective investment bankers choose finance. If you need some more info check out this great article from The Princeton Review.
Some undergrad degrees won’t prevent you from getting a master’s degree in an entirely different field, should you decide to switch tracks. You might decide to major in music, spend your undergrad days composing classical and jazz, then go on to law school and become a lawyer. Ideally, the two degrees (undergrad and grad) are connected, but they don’t have to be.
Most schools will let you attend your first year as “undeclared.” This allows you to dabble in various course electives and decide what you really want, before making a commitment.
If you’re unsure, whether you’re undeclared or not, try out some subjects you think you may like or some that interest you. You may find you like them more than you thought or, conversely, you may hate them. As with internships, it’s best to find out sooner than later so you can plan your pursuit of a career after you’ve had time to reflect. If you’re still unsure about what your prospective major could or should be check out this article from College Xpress.