thanks for all of your input...
my university offers 2, 3, and 4 year programs in social work. if i decide to change majors, then i will go with the 4 year program and then get a masters if i can make enough money to pay for all of it.
ultimately, i would like to work with veterans in the VA system, but i know that landing a job like that is relatively slim. but i have a deep desire to help people in any context and im not worried about the money because i don't really have any right now and i wasn't planning on having any later in life.
so many people in my family are fucked up, be it with drugs or alcohol, PTSD from Nam and Iraq, ect. ect. i want to work with the people in our society that are stepped on and overlooked. i know that sounds naive but its really how i feel.