What is a Major?

What is a Major?  When we cover colleges / universities a question that always comes about concerns Majors and Minors.  A Major is an emphasis of study. political-scinceAfter you complete your General Ed. courses you will need to find a Major in order to graduate.  Everyone takes general ed courses, but not everyone take the same major.  I majored in Political Science at the University Ca. Santa Barbara.  Political Science is the study of government[s] and the analysis of political behaviors.  In other words, I was good at essay type exams.  In communications, the exams were more A, B, C, etc … Political Science was essay based and a better fit for tastes.