What is a Major?
The area of study you focus on while pursuing your degree is often referred to as your major. Majors consist of core classes and additional requirements determined by your degree program.
A major can be a subject, theme, or profession.
Sometimes a major is paired with a concentration to give future employers and/or graduate programs an idea of what you studied and your level of knowledge in a particular area.
For example, if you “major” in business, a degree you could earn is a Bachelor of Business with a concentration in Finance.
Subject vs Professional Majors
Engineering, Nursing, Business: Accounting, Architecture, etc.
These majors focus on the education to prepare you for working within that field.
Sociology, Psychology, Education, Spanish
These majors focus on an area that you are passionate and invested in and YES you can find work with these majors.
Things to Consider when Selecting a Major
Things that interest and inspire you
Skills that you want to use and excel at and skills you do not want to use
Career Exploration and Research
Connecting Majors to Careers