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What is a Major?

A major is the primary focus of your degree, and is the area in which the greatest depth of knowledge will be developed.

If you need assistance determining your major, make an appointment with a counselor to discuss your options and your goals.

If you've decided on a major, you will also want to make an appointment with a counselor to discuss the courses needed to prepare for your major.

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