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I have pretty much locked on to being a Pharmacist with a Nutrition major. But I would like to know the difference between a major and a minor for the sake of knowing it. Oviosly it makes scence that a major is what you study most at, but i want a better explanation.
 

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The number of credit hours involved. At my univ, we had to have at least 30 hours for a major, but only 20 for a minor.

For sake of example: I had a double major with 40 hours of bio and 30 of education and a minor (20 hrs) of Spanish. I was 6 hours short of a humanities minor, too. Everything else was just general ed.


Keep in mind that different schools have different policies, but the general concept is the same.
 

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Sadly, I would have to say the difference is that majors matter whereas no one cares about your minor.
 

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My school does not even offer minors.

Therefore when applying to medical school can do ANYTHING you want.
 

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major = primary focus

minor = secondary focus