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Real or Fake Majors

Estimated Time

3 - 5 minutes


This activity introduces the concept of college majors. By challenging the child to identify real and fake majors, they explore different subject areas and gain a better understanding of the diverse options available in higher education.


Understanding college majors is crucial for students as they prepare for their post-secondary education. By introducing this concept early on, we can empower them to make informed decisions about their academic and career paths. It helps them understand that college offers opportunities to pursue their passions and explore new interests.


Increased Awareness: Completing this activity will expose the child to a wide range of college majors, expanding their knowledge of the various subject areas they can pursue in higher education.

Open Dialogue: Engaging in this activity can spark conversations between parents and children about their passions, strengths, and aspirations, setting the stage for meaningful discussions about future educational and career goals.

Dinner Table Conversations Starters:

(These are intended to initiate conversations, and you don't have to ask all of them; pick the ones you'd like to use.)


Which majors did you find the most interesting or surprising? Why?


Were there any majors that you had never heard of before? How did you feel about discovering new fields of study?


Did any of the majors you came across spark a desire to learn more about a particular subject? Which one(s) and why?


How does understanding college majors help you in planning for your future educational journey?


What factors will you consider when choosing a major?

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