Hello, future Hoyas!
My name is Sarah and I’m a junior in the SFS studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs. I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Like many Georgetown students, I came to Georgetown as an undeclared major. I had been accepted into the SFS, but the dizzying array of majors in the school made me question what I really wanted to do with my life, even as a first-year. Would I pursue an economics-centric IECO major, or go into the more free-form CULP? What about International History or Regional and Comparative Studies?
Ultimately, what led me to STIA was my interest in biology in addition to international relations. Although I wasn’t interested in being pre-med, I still wanted to get some background in the sciences to back up my liberal arts education. I couldn’t be happier with the STIA major. I cannot wait to go into the global health field with a background in both International Relations and biology.
My favorite part about Georgetown, though, is that every major has its own appeal. Even my friends in the SFS have diverged into their own unique study path, and I love hearing about how our interests inform how we interpret our core curriculum classes or even the daily news. No matter what course of study you ultimately choose, you’re guaranteed to be challenged by amazing professors and exciting material every day.
Georgetown’s diversity of majors, even within each college, is just one aspect that drew me to enroll. Being able to choose my own path through college was very important to me and I’m glad to have had the freedom to take classes that fit my interests before declaring a major. I hope that you, too, are excited to explore your academic passions here on the Hilltop!
Sarah (SFS ’23)