major in

This page is about the phrasal verb major in.

Meaning: If you major in a field of study at university or college, that field is your main area of study.

For example:

  • major in If you're thinking about studying at university, you'll need to think about what you'd like to major in.

  • major in sth When I studied at university, I majored in English literature and my minor was economics.

Nouns often used as objects with major in: English, Japanese, physics, chemistry, music, film

Quick Quiz:

In your CV, don't forget to write down the subject you majored in while you were at

a. kindergarten

b. university

c. high school

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