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Where do I declare my major?

crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Tufts University
Is the 'academic interests' section of the supplement where we declare our major?

It says:
Please select the academic area(s) in which you have the greatest interests. You may indicate up to three choices and should put them in order of importance.

Do u guys think that it affects our admissions chances if we choose areas that are more popular than others?
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Replies to: Where do I declare my major?

  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,099 Senior Member
    This is not "declaring your major," and you don't really have to list anything, as many high school seniors are undecided on what their majors will be and, as the school well knows, many will change their minds before actually "declaring" their major.
    It should have no effect on your chances of admission. Tufts is aware, for example, that many people apply because of its top flight International Relations and pre-med curricula. That being said, if you have a real and demonstrable interest in a major that is less popular, then you should say so.
    My recommendation is to be sincere and truthful. The AdCom can detect a phony from100 yards.
  • crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    Thanks! On another note, do you know if pre-law is a major or a track at tufts? And is it a good program? Would you recommend it if I wish to go to law school in the future?
  • CollegeMom08CollegeMom08 Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    Carzi4uni -

    I do not believe there is a "pre-law" major as Tufts. It my interest you to know that the majors that score the highest on the LSAT are not "pre-law" or "criminal justice" types of majors. Math/physics, philosophy and economics majors score the highest, probably due to logic, math and critical thinking skills required of those majors.

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    So don't feel that your chosen university must have a pre-law track if your plans are to attend law school. Good Luck!
  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,099 Senior Member
    ^^I absolutely agree, and I am not aware of any pre-law curriculum at Tufts. (Frankly, I think having one would be nonsense, for the reasons stated by CollegeMom - i.e., these "non-law" majors probably prepare you the best for law school, for which critical thinking, logical analysis and writing skills are the most important.) Tufts does just fine with law school admissions.
  • 3Point7Student3Point7Student Registered User Posts: 757 Member
    We have a pre-law society that isn't very active (from what i've heard / seen, or the lack of rather)
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