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Julia's Story

"When my first semester didn't go as planned, I got scared and switched to 'undeclared.'"

Julia's Story

Julia shares her story while she is a junior in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology.

What Julia Shares

During my first semester, I lost my motivation. I told myself that my classes were too hard, and that I wasn't cut out to be a science major. I began to drop my science and math courses. When my first semester didn't go as planned, I got scared and switched to undeclared. After a full year of researching different majors, my academic advisor encouraged me to give Pre-Biology another shot. This time around, I dedicated myself to my studies and I was determined not to give up. I was successful in my courses and I finally felt like I was meant to major in science; I had rediscovered my passion. I have come to the realization that it wasn’t that I couldn't take on the workload of a science major as a freshmen but rather that I let myself believe that I couldn't do it. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We let ourselves believe that if we fail once or even just mess up a little bit, that we will never succeed. Majoring in science is no joke; it takes hard work and dedication, but success is possible if you believe in yourself.