The most popular college majors

College is a time for you to dive deep into a discipline you are very passionate about. While high school has served as an introduction to multiple areas of study, college is the time for you to expand into one particular field. However, some students still don’t know what they truly want to study, and it is okay for you to change majors while you’re in college. Some of you may be tempted to choose a major because your friend is doing that major, or study something your parents studied or recommended. So here are some of the most popular college majors.

 

  • Computer Science - Not only will you learn more about computers—hardware and software—but you'll also learn about the applications of such knowledge, such as how technology fits into a business scenario. As a computer science major , you'll be exposed to areas such as robotics, natural language recognition programs, artificial intelligence, programming languages, numerical analysis, and gaming technology. Problem solving is a major component of computer science, no matter which segment of the industry you want to pursue.

 

  • Communications - Communications majors tend to be great storytellers with great capabilities in speeches, public speaking, and debate. You'll spend a significant amount of time understanding different kinds of presentations—such as speeches and scripts—and the strategies behind the messages that speakers and writers use to make their points. You'll learn about verbal and nonverbal messages, audience reaction, and the varied effects of different communication environments. It will prepare you for a wealth of career options in business, advertising, human resources, public relations, government, education, media, and social service.

 

  • Political Science - This term maybe something many of us are familiar with. Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thought, and political behavior. Politics affects the air we breathe, the schools we attend, the jobs we do, the communities we live in, and the taxes we pay. If you choose this major, you’ll learn the principles at work behind the decisions that affect every aspect of our lives not only in our community, but throughout the whole world

 

  • Economics - All of us have heard of this word before, but some don’t know the entire definition of the word. Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economics majors learn to decode the systems behind what can often appear impossible to understand. They study economic models and theories to analyze how the seemingly simple acts of buying and selling can be complicated by factors such as taxes, interest rates, inflation, labor disagreements, and even the weather. It is also an excellent preparation for a future in business, as well as for graduate studies in law, public policy, and international studies.

  • Business -  While studying business, you'll get a thorough grounding in the theories and principles of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, statistics, and human resources functions. You will learn how to budget, organize, plan, hire, direct, control, and manage various kinds of organizations –from entrepreneurial–type start–ups to multi–million–dollar corporations

 

  • English - If you find yourself generally immersed in some book—anything from Shakespeare to JK Rowling—you will likely find others just like you in the English department. English programs focus on literature, language, and writing, and an English major will encounter a wide array of absorbing works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from around the world and throughout history. Analyzing the works of the greatest minds and imaginations that human civilization has produced will surely sharpen your critical, emotional, creative, and moral faculties

 

  • Psychology - Psychology majors focus on such features of the human mind as learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, perception, personality, mental disorders, and the ways in which our individual preferences are inherited from our parents or shaped by our environment. Within the field, psychologists seek to educate, communicate, and resolve many of the problems surrounding human behavior. In the job market, this degree can set you up to be a therapist or counselor, obviously, but also a teacher, child development specialist, lawyer, or consultant, depending on the experiences and post-grad studies with which you complement your degree.

 

  • Nursing -  Nursing majors take the traditional science and liberal arts courses as a first–year student and begin clinical rotations at hospitals and other health care facilities during the second semester of their sophomore year. Certification exams are required after graduation from an accredited nursing program before you can be officially registered. And the job prospects for nurses are not only plentiful but also varied, available in fields such as geriatrics, neurology, oncology, obstetrics, and pediatrics.

 

  • Chemical Engineering - Chemical engineering majors learn how to reorganize the structure of molecules and how to design chemical processes through which chemicals, petroleum, food, and pharmaceuticals can undergo. You'll learn how to build and operate industrial plants where raw materials are chemically altered, or even find ways to save the environment!

 

  • Biology - From microscopic organisms to cloning procedures, biology encompasses pretty much the whole world. Biology majors can study humans, plants, animals, and the environments in which they live, and studies are conducted at the cellular level, the ecosystem level, or anywhere in between. Biology majors may find themselves in med school, or in one of many growing fields such as genetics and biotechnology or working as a veterinarian, optometrist, ecologist, or environmentalist. 

 

While all of these majors prove what most students tend to go for as they enter college, they are not meant to show that they are the best major for you. If you want to become a computer scientist, maybe English may not be the best major to prepare you for a job in that field. Nonetheless, it is good to take classes within these fields to help you discover what you like along the way. Maybe you will end up studying of these majors as an area of interest!