ERIC Number: ED350927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The College Board Guide to 150 Popular College Majors.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
This guide to college major fields of study informs users about the array of undergraduate majors and common features of those majors. Following a discussion of how to use the book and essays by actual college students on how they chose a major, the guide describes 151 majors grouped in the following 17 categories: agriculture; architecture and design; the arts; biological and life sciences; business and management; communications; computer and information sciences; education; engineering; health sciences and services; home economics; humanities; interdisciplinary, area, and ethnic studies; mathematics; physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and theology. The introduction to each category provides an overview of each field and describes differences between the various majors. Each specific description covers nine topics: interests, skills, and qualities associated with success in the major; recommended high school preparation; typical courses in the major; what the major is like; specialization; other majors to consider; and careers related to the major. Included are a career index listing over 150 jobs and some of the majors that prepare for those jobs, and a related majors index showing the range of majors related to a specific field. Also included is an alphabetical list of majors. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), Program Descriptions, Specialization, Undergraduate Study
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($16 plus $2.95 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.