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    my major/minor was in....?

    Is it correct to say "My major (or minor) was in history"?

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    Re: my major/minor was in....?

    You don't have to use the "in" when you are using major as the noun.

    I majored in Communications. I minored in Psychology.
    My major was [in] Communications. My minor was [in] Psychology.

    But yes, it's correct.

    (And as always, American usage.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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