Two year programs provide students with the ability to explore their options while fulfilling many basic core requirements of the four year college they will transfer to once they finish a the two year college.
My advice if you are not certain about a major: major in liberal arts while at the community college. This will enable you to transfer to most any college and major in a program you decide on between now and then -- don't lock into a specific major while at the community college unless you are positive about your career path.
The student who majors in liberal arts and sciences at the community college will find it much easier to choose to be a business, accounting, psychology, forensic science, criminal justice or teacher education major when they choose the four year college they are going to transfer into upon completion.
College is about career exploration. Boxing yourself in at 18 years old is not the best way to explore what you find interesting --even if you think you are sure now, use the two years to do some exploring or you may find that you made the wrong choice but don't want to admit it. That is a perfect formula for unhappiness!
Start out as a liberal arts and sciences major and take courses in areas that you think you might enjoy. As you move along toward your two year degree you will continue to explore, perhaps taking more than one elective in an area you want to major in and narrowing your choices by eliminating those majors that you thought might be for you but turned out to be ones you didn't enjoy so much.
You should also visit four year colleges you think you might like to transfer to and show them what you are taking at the two year college. This will enable you to put those colleges to work for you by putting together a curriculum plan for you once you decide to enroll at that college.
Use the two years wisely. If you have a very strong GPA at the community college you would qualify for a very good academic scholarship -- another good reason to focus on the present while preparing for the future.
At St. Thomas Aquinas College we offer transfer scholarships as well as Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships for community college honor society students -- all adding up to substantial savings for you.