Is There a Correct Major?
The best advice for any student: don't go into college wed to any particular major. College is a time to experiment with many academic areas. Typically students don't stick with their majors, so there certainly isn't any one major that is "correct." Even for students who are looking to work in the United States upon graduation, there are no guarantees for visas, nor are there any foolproof majors. One trend receiving a great deal of attention, and justifiably so, is STEM, which means Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That is one area that the United States has to strengthen. Still, you should only select a STEM discipline if you really want it, not because you think it might be a way to stay in the United States. Moreover, indicating a major such as engineering on your college application might prompt an additional review by engineering faculty, so be sure you're serious about it.