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You’ve nearly finished high school and now it’s time to decide what to study next…

But how do you pick?! It’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious and uncertain when faced with all the choices – especially because everyone from your parents to your favorite bus driver seems to have an opinion on what you should study next.

That’s why we made this guide for you – all you have to do is think carefully about the answers to these questions in this article, and voila! Your choice should feel at least a little clearer.

Have a read through these four questions and see if they help:

1) What subjects are you passionate about?

This might sound obvious, but it’s important to pick a course that you’ll actually enjoy studying!

Studying an undergraduate degree usually takes 2.5 to 3 years – and you’ll be much more motivated to finish if you’ve chosen a subject you actually like doing. Plus, you’ll feel much more fulfilled when you graduate, too.

Have a think about which subject is your favourite – you might be tempted to name a couple, but there’s usually just one subject you’re happy to spend a little extra time reading and researching for when you have assignments. That’s the one you should pick!

2) What subjects are you good at?

Playing to your strengths can be a wise choice, so why not pick the subject you’re best at?

It makes sense to pick a subject you’re already getting good grades in – it’ll mean you’re more likely to be successful with your future studies, after all. So have a look through your report card to help you make your decision!

But do think outside the box, too. You can also pick a degree which skills you’re good at (e.g. writing, thinking analytically), even if it’s not a subject you’ve studied at high school.

3) What are your career goals?

There are certain careers which require a specific degree – so thinking about your future plans is important.

Do you want to work in criminal justice? Or aviation management? Then that’s the degree you’ll need to pick for your bachelor’s studies, to put you on the right track for career success.

And if your goals are more based around earning a certain income or easily finding a job post-graduation, then it’s worth doing a little research to find out the income potential and employment prospects of various different degrees. Then, choose the one which meets your aims!

4) How much time/money do you have available for studying?

Whether you’re choosing a degree online or on-campus, there are tuition fees to pay and coursework deadlines to meet.

If you study on-campus, you’ll usually have to take a set number of modules each year – which mean you’re also locked into studying for a specific number of hours per semester and paying a certain amount of tuition.

If you study with an institution like NAU Canada Online, you can choose how many modules you take to fit your budget and schedule. So if that type of flexibility sounds appealing, you’ll need to check out the Bachelor’s programs we offer and pick one of those!

Are you ready to start studying online?

You can apply for your undergraduate degree here – or call us on 855.210.5641 if you have any questions. We’ll be more than happy to help!

How to Choose Your Degree Subject