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What if my major isn't listed in the application?

TheCaliforniaLifeTheCaliforniaLife Registered User Posts: 488 Member
edited February 2006 in College Admissions
I am applying to Mt. San Jacinto College. They want me to pick from a list of majors. Political science isn't listed. Do I pick legal assitent or history? Thanks.
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Replies to: What if my major isn't listed in the application?

  • corrangedcorranged Registered User Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Does Mt. San Jacinto College offer a major in political science? If not, then it will certainly not be your major if you attend. Pick a major they offer that you would be interested in pursuing.
  • RBase07RBase07 Registered User Posts: 989 Member
    why are you applying to a college that doesn't have the major that you want? This indicates poor research of schools on your part.
  • TheCaliforniaLifeTheCaliforniaLife Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    They do have political science. I did extensive research on this school. It is just that under their major catagory for their online application, political science isn't listed. They have political science classes. I just don't understand why it isn't listed. I figured maybe they want me to narrow it down to legal studies or something correlative.
  • TheCaliforniaLifeTheCaliforniaLife Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    Here are the options:

    Administration of Justice
    Alcohol/Drug Studies
    Automotive Transportation
    Business Administration
    Business/Office Admin.
    Business/Office Admin/Tech Pre
    Business Clerical
    Business-Microsoft App. Specialist
    Business/Small Bus. Operations
    Child Development and Education
    Computer Info/General Track
    Computer Info/Internet Authoring
    Computer Info/MCSE
    Computer Info/Networking
    Computer Info/Programming
    Engineering: Drafting Technology
    Fire Technology
    Geographic Information Systems
    Golf Course/Turf Management
    Legal Assistant
    Liberal Arts
    Music/Audio Technology
    Nursing L.V.N.
    Nursing/Medical Assistant
    Nursing, R.N.
    Physical Education
    Real Estate
    Social & Behavioral Science
    Technical Theater
    Theatre Arts
    Water Technology

    I don't see political science. How does this work? Do I pick courses that are required for a political science major? What major on that list do I pick in the mean-time?
  • AntariusAntarius Registered User Posts: 4,614 Senior Member
    Answer: call them
  • garlandgarland Registered User Posts: 15,863 Senior Member
    Having classes in a subject is not the same thing as offering a major in it. From the list you've given, this is more of a career school than a liberal arts school; they also don't have English, History, Philosophy, pure sciences like bio or chem, etc. Are you sure this is what you are looking for? Agree you need to talk to them.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,523 Senior Member
    MSJC is a community college which, for most typical college majors, provides only the first two years of instruction mainly in general education courses, after which you need transfer to a four year college to complete any degree. In other words, political science is not an actual major that can lead to any degree from the college itself and thus it, and others mentioned above, will not be on the list. As political science is considered one of several "social sciences," your choice is "Social and Behavioral Science."
  • alanstewartalanstewart Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    I think i've found my new passion. Golf Course/Turf Management here I come.
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