Choosing a major

Choosing and Understanding Majors

What is a major?

A major is the specific subject you choose to study. It should relate to the career you've chosen.

Depending on the college, you might be able to major in two fields, have a major and a minor, or even create your own major.

Some majors train you for a specific job, but most prepare you for a range of careers.  

Some programs require you to declare a major when you apply, but many four-year colleges don't ask you to declare a major until the end of your sophomore year. If you are attending a 2-year college, you may want to declare your major right away.

If you aren't sure what you want to do, don't worry. Many freshmen haven't chosen a major or career. And many students change their major at least once during college. College gives you the chance to learn more about many fields and find something you love to do.

Check out some of the careers you can have.

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