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Top college majors: Incoming first-years choose business

Many incoming freshmen are already thinking of their college majors. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Many incoming freshmen are already thinking of their college majors.
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As hundreds of newly-minted high school grads get ready to head to campus in a few short weeks, many of them are already considering what they want to study.

Niche.com asked more than 315,000 high school seniors from across the country about the majors they were interested in. It looks like there are lots of aspiring CEOs among young millennials, as business ranked as the top major.
STEM subjects rounded out the top five, with incoming freshmen said they were looking to pursue pre-med, biology, psychology and engineering.

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The upcoming class of 2018 doesn’t seem to have much of an interest in the humanities, however. Political Science and Government was the only liberal arts major to crack the top 10, and did so just barely

Check out the complete list of majors to see if your field is on the list:

• Business

• Pre-Medicine Studies

• Biology

• Psychology

• Engineering

• Nursing

• Business Management

• Registered Nursing (RN)

• Physical Therapy

• Political Science and Government

Follow Lakshmi Gandhi on Twitter @LakshmiGandhi.

 
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