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Undergraduate Admission

Majors and Minors

» Majors and Minors

If you’re applying to colleges, you’ve heard of majors and minors. But what exactly are they? How do they work? What’s the difference between the two?

The answer? Majors and minors are academic fields of study. Choosing a major or minor means that you’ll focus on that field in college.

At Chapman, you have over 100 different majors and minors to choose from (which provides a lot of options to tailor your education to fit your interests and goals).

Majors at Chapman

A major is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the academic field that you will focus on for the majority of your education. You’ll take most of your college classes in the field that you decide to major in.

Chapman offers around 50 majors, including options in the arts, business, communication, humanities and STEM areas. While all students must enter with a single major (or as Undeclared), it’s common to choose a second (or even more) while you’re here.

First-year Chapman students live in Living-Learning Communities: residence halls with students from their major's school/college. That way, you’ll get to live and learn alongside others who share your interests and passions.


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Connor Carnahan
Physics, Math, Philosophy and Business Quadruple Major and Economics Minor
Conner Carnahan ‘20 let nothing come in between him and his passions. That’s how he achieved everything he wanted to in college and earned four majors and a minor along the way.

Minors at Chapman

A minor is a secondary area of academic focus that you can pursue alongside your major. Minors can expand your skillset related to your major. For example, if you are a Computer Science major looking to start your own business, you could minor in Entrepreneurship. 

Minors can also help you get or stay involved in a subject you’re interested in. For example, if you want a career in physics but also love dancing, you could major in Physics and minor in Dance.

Chapman offers around 60 different minors.


Self-Designed Majors and Minors

At Chapman, you can create your own major or minor by designing a custom curriculum from existing courses. Find out how on our Academic Program Changes page.


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