major in

phrasal verb

majored in; majoring in; majors in
US, of a college or university student
: to have (a specified subject) as one's main subject of study
plans to major in history

Examples of major in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That culminated in attending the school, majoring in finance, and trying to walk on the Mountaineers’ football team. Josh Crutchmer, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 Many job postings require, or at least prefer, applicants to have majored in a related field. Emma Whitford, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Juszczyk, the 29-year-old wife of San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, is a 2016 Towson grad who majored in business and marketing. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 23 Jan. 2024 The national average salary, four years after graduation, for students majoring in computer science is about $105,000, the HEA Group found; for electrical engineering, about $92,000. The New York Times, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 The groom is a helicopter pilot major in the Royal Brunei Air Force — and the wedding isn’t over just yet. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 And after eBay acquired us, Sequoia was looking for somebody who majored in computer science, who worked in product management at an enterprise software company. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 Dex is the campus heartthrob, a classically handsome, posh Londoner who majored in partying and is looking forward to a year of travel. TIME, 6 Feb. 2024 Priya Krishna wrote about menus as a French major in college. Terence McGinley, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Major in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/major%20in. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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