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College Majors Found at Most Major Colleges and Universities


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.


Business Majors

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


Engineering Majors

Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering


Humanities Majors

Art, Communications, Counseling, Education, English, Foreign Languages (Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, others), Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre


Music Majors

Instrumental Performance, Music Education, Vocal Performance


Science Majors

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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