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what does major mean in university?

i am going to study in university in the coming september... but i still don't understand the diffeeence between major and minor... if i take computer science as my major, and economics as my minor, do i only study this 2 subjects throughout the whole year?

Asked By: Brian S - 2/11/2007
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Your major will be your primary field of study; you minor will be your secondary field of study... More
Answered By: landhermit - 2/11/2007
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Major relates to your primary study focus , for instance if you want to be a psychologist then psychology would be your major. For a minor this would be another helpful subject to round out your education and also be helpful in your career in addition to other subjects. You will have many required subjects besides the... More
Answered By: ŦМǻň - 2/11/2007
 
That rather depends on where in the world you're studying. If you're studying in a UK University, then yes, you'd only study those two subjects (although you'd study a number of different modules at a time, covering different aspects of them). In the US I suspect it's a bit more complicated.
Answered By: Marzipan - 2/11/2007
 
You will have to take general courses, but most of your courses will concentrate on your major, plus a few for your minor. Often your "general" courses, electives, will be what you use to get your minor.
Answered By: Uther Aurelianus - 2/11/2007
 
major is your main study of your chosen course
Answered By: Jester - 2/11/2007
 
Your first two years at school will be made up of moslty general education requirements. With a few courses in your major and minor mixed in. Your Major is what your specialty will be in and you minor is an area of concentration within the major.
Answered By: kmfdmiah - 2/11/2007
 
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