A Major is a student's field of study or specialization. This may have been selected as an interest on the admissions application or through a formal declaration process later in their academic career.
Learning outcomes for the Major include:
- an understanding of the breadth of the body of knowledge in a discipline, or of several disciplines in interdisciplinary programs,
- competence in the fundamental skills and methodologies of the discipline(s), and
- understanding and skill at an appropriate depth in various aspects of the body of knowledge.
Items (1) and (2) may be thought of as the "core" of the major.
|Where Term Appears|
|Office of the Registrar|
|Logical Transformation / Calculation|
|OBIEE Folder and Column|
Admissions and enrollment reporting designates each student under a single major, but degrees reporting lists students under all of their majors.
Many dashboards in the CSUMB Data Warehouse utilize Major Long Description, which provides the long description of a student's Major, although some use Major Description, which is the abbreviation associated with a particular Major.