What is a Major?

A major is a specialized area of study that leads to a particular degree. At Catholic University, most majors consist of about 12 courses in your chosen subject area. To put this in perspective, it is likely that courses for your major will comprise less than half of all the classes you take in college.

So what will you study beyond your major? Each semester, you will take classes in other disciplines like philosophy, literature, the social and natural sciences, and more. Together, all of your classes will help you to develop different ways of thinking about and looking at the world. Your major is just one piece of this puzzle.

Ways to Find Majors

  1. Use the Program Finder
    Curious about a lot of subjects? Not sure about a major? Use our Program Finder to browse our programs by subject. The Exploratory Major program will help you choose the right major at the right time.
  2.  Browse Majors
    Browse an alphabetical list of majors or browse majors by school. 
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    Program Finder

    Turn your passions into a profession. Use the Program Finder to explore more than 130 undergraduate programs — all rooted in a strong liberal arts foundation — and discover your calling.

    Find Your Program
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    Minors and Certificate Programs

    Undergraduate students can choose from more than 60 minors and certificate programs as a way of broadening their educational experience beyond their chosen major.

    See Our Minors and Certificates