Book of Majors 2014: The Only Book That Describes Majors in Depth and Lists the Colleges That Offer Them

Book of Majors 2014: The Only Book That Describes Majors in Depth and Lists the Colleges That Offer Them


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  • Publisher: College Board,The,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 1368 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 54mm | 2,140g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1457300222
  • ISBN 13: 9781457300226
  • Edition: 8
  • Edition statement: 8th
  • Sales rank: 994,999

Product description

Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The 2014 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education - over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features: insights-from the professors themselves-on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more; updated information on career options and employment prospects; and the inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.

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Author information

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves 7 million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, and enrollment. Among its widely recognized programs are the SAT(R), the PSAT/NMSQT(R), the Advanced Placement Program(R) (AP(R)), SpringBoard(R) and ACCUPLACER(R). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.

Review quote

"This book will help students ask the right questions . . . and move from 'I like science' or 'I like history' to the majors that are right for them."--Susie Rusk, Counselor, Robert McQueen High School, Reno, Nev."The College Board has taken a complex topic and made it seem easy. The descriptions are right on target, and the lists are terrific for matching majors to colleges."--Bill Yarwood, Director of Guidance, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, N.J.