A major is the specific subject you specialize in while earning a degree. The majority of the classes you take in the junior and senior year will be directly related to this subject. A major provides the skills and knowledge base to help you launch your career after college.
Something to consider…
-from University of Washington-Undergraduate Advising
“It is important to keep in mind that choosing a major and preparing for a career are not the same process. It’s true that a college education will help prepare you for the job market. It’s untrue that most majors lead directly to particular jobs. Instead, any major can prepare you for numerous job possibilities. ….”