What is a college major?
A major is a specific subject you will specialize in while obtaining your college degree. Typically, about half of the courses you take in college will relate to your major and prepare you for a certain career. By completed a major you have demonstrated high-level work in a subject. Examples of majors include: Agriculture, Communication, Business Marketing, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Management, and Food Science.
You can view a list of majors and degrees awarded at colleges on Naviance Family Connection (go to the "colleges" tab, select or search for a specific college. Once you are viewing a school's profile, you will see a dark gray rectangle labeled "Majors and Degrees". Select that to view the majors and degrees at that particular college.)
Some colleges require you to declare (decide) a college major as soon as possible, while others allow you to remained undecided for a year (or maybe two). Be sure you understand what the effects are if you do not decide on a major right away. For example, will you need to take additional courses? Will it be more difficult to get into classes? Will it delay when you graduate?