10 Facts About Academic major


An academic major is the academic discipline to which an undergraduate student formally commits.

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The word major is sometimes used administratively to refer to the academic discipline pursued by a graduate student or postgraduate student in a master's or doctoral program.

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An academic major typically involves completion of a combination of required and elective courses in the chosen discipline.

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An academic major is administered by select faculty in an academic department.

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The Academic major generally required 2 years of study, while the minor required one.

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Academic major is considered a defining and dominant characteristic of the undergraduate degree.

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Choice of Academic major has a significant impact on employment prospects and lifetime earnings.

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At the doctoral studies level, an academic major or major field refers to a student's primary focus within their degree program while a minor or minor field refers to their secondary focus.

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An impacted Academic major is a Academic major for which more students apply for than the school can accommodate, a classic example of demand exceeding supply.

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When that occurs, the Academic major becomes "impacted" and so is susceptible to higher standards of admission.

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