Non traditional major, low-ish GPA

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So I am an international affairs and global health major at a fairly challenging university. My current GPA is around a 2.7. Long story short, I majorly missed up in my language classes. IA majors are required to have 6 semesters of a language, and I happen to be completely awful at them. So the main reason my GPA is so low is because of a handful of C's in French, and 1 D+ in my first semester in microeconomics (I got a A- in macroeconomics second semester). Unlike other majors/classes, IA classes aren't curved at all partially because people aren't as hung up on their GPAs as the traditional premed classes/majors are :p. I really like international affairs but realize now that chose the wrong major, and I'm going to be a senior so its too late to switch. At this point I don't know what to do. I am planning on doing a DIY postbacc (can't spend the $ on a formal program), getting my MPH, and maybe a masters degree in a hard science. I'm just feeling a little upset with myself and want to make the best of the situation. Any advice? Sorry for the rant....

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Take the core curriculum, do well, see what your updated GPA is, and then you can decide where to go from there.