Questions to Ask an Admissions Counselor About Your Major or Concentration
One of the top questions we get from prospective students is some form of “What should I major in?” If you’re wondering the answer to this question, you’re not alone. Most colleges are flexible when you come in and will do their best to help you get exposed to a variety of class subjects in your first semester or first year.
Since Babson is the #1 school for entrepreneurship, many prospective students wonder if they need to go to college to be an entrepreneur. What if I decide later that business isn’t for me? What happens if by sophomore year I change my mind and want to do something else? Am I stuck?
To put inquiring minds at ease, yes, Babson is a business school, but you can still take courses in liberal arts and sciences. If you’re wondering what to ask a college admissions counselor about your concentration, asking what other interest areas have a class would be a great start.
What’s the difference between a concentration and a major?
A concentration refers to a specific area of emphasis within a field. Your concentration informs the types of classes you will take to fulfill the requirements for your degree.
A major is an overall area you choose to study such as business, psychology, or engineering. Schools that offer majors typically offer minors or concentrations within the major as well.
At Babson, we don’t offer majors, we offer concentrations. Concentrations don’t have to start until your third year, so you get plenty of exposure to different classes before your concentration begins.