One of the best parts of college is being able to take classes outside your major. Luckily for us KSU students our school requires us to take different classes. If you have the time and the money to fit in an extra class, do it! Many colleges, like KSU, offer great courses and it would just be silly of you to not take advantage of that. Keep reading for 5 reasons to take classes outside your major.
1. It can actually help your GPA.
Most of the time, if you take classes outside your major they will most likely only be introductory courses. If at anytime you feel your GPA is getting a little low, just add one of these to your schedule. They’re not always going to be an easy A, you’ll definitely have to put in some work- but I promise your GPA will thank you later!
2. It will force you out of your comfort zone to try something different.
If you’re looking to stray away from that comfort zone of yours this is the best time to do so. Take classes KSU has to offer that you’ve being wanting to try out. It shouldn’t matter how much it scares you, just do it! It’s a great way for you to learn more about yourself and it also helps you grow more as a person!
3. Taking classes outside your major will lead you to discover new interests.
Taking classes outside your major can lead to new passions. If you’re like me you’ll end up changing your major or maybe even adding a double major or minor!
4. It is fun!
If you choose to take classes in a course that you’re interested in at KSU, which I hope you do, you’re destined to have a lot of fun! How can you not?!
5. You will learn things you never would have otherwise.
Taking classes outside your major can teach you valuable skills you’ll need in the future. You’ll learn how to think differently and form your own opinions about real life situations, apart from your restricted major (which you already know enough about anyway). Plus college is a time for learning so why not soak up all the knowledge you can!?
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Geneva is a junior at Kansas State University, majoring in Advertising. There’s a special place in her heart for reading, traveling, music, and movies.