Definition Major minor

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Definition

to major in (Biology) (US): to specialize in studying (Biology) at university
verb
I majored in Art History (in college).

a (History) major (US): a student specializing (in the study of History)
noun
I'm a Sociology major.

to minor in (History) (US): to study (History) as a smaller part of a university course
verb
I minored in Economics.

an (Economics) minor (US): (Economics as) a smaller part of one's studies
noun
an (Economics) minor can also refer to a person studying Economics as a second subject at university.

I'm a Russian Literature minor.

Pronunciation examples
UK: In Britain, we don't use "major" and "minor" to talk about our studies.
US: He majored in history at Harvard, with a minor in sociology.

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