I applied to colleges thinking I knew what I wanted to do – become a pediatric dentist while completing a major related to science or engineering. That didn’t happen. But, I was given the freedom (without judgement – actually, with lots of encouragement) to find my real passions. I transferred from the Engineering school to the College of Arts and Sciences. Switched majors, then added a 2nd major. Coming from a family of engineers and doctors, no one could see it coming: I double majored in Child Development and Psychology.
I felt comfortable and open to new things at Tufts, making changes (and keeping my family and friends on their toes) because of Tufts’ philosophy and supportive action around academic exploration. For me, this is what I think really shines about Tufts – the belief that your years of college are a time to explore, learn what you hate, what you’re indifferent to, and what you love.
Other insider tidbits about the university that I think everyone should consider are:
College, Graduate School, and Career Coaching.