The following are examples of the typical majors college-bound students might find at a comprehensive college or university.
Be sure to read our article, Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path.
So, what can you major in? You actually might find a lot more — specialized and emerging majors — so be sure to check your college’s catalog or guide for a complete listing of majors, minors, and specialized degrees.
Accounting, Advertising, Business Economics, E-commerce, Finance, Hospital and Health Care Administration, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate
Computer Science Majors
Database Management, Digital Arts, Networking, Programming, Software Development, Systems
Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Art, Communications, Counseling, Education, English, Foreign Languages (Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, others), Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre
Instrumental Performance, Music Education, Vocal Performance
Astronomy, Astrophysics. Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Science, Forestry, Genetics, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology
Social Science Majors
American Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
See also, our What Can I do With a Major in…? section of Quintessential Careers.
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