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What is the difference between a major and a minor?

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    The Admissions Office:

    Every student at Carleton is required to declare a major in the spring of their sophomore year. Your major is your primary area of expertise (for example: English, Biology, Economics, Linguistics, etc.). Minors, which we introduced in 2017, allow students the option to formally declare a secondary area of interest in a given academic program.