Can I say "change the major" ?

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Joe

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I cannot think of an appropriate phrase for a thing. Here is the deal. Our university has a policy that the students who's got a good enough grade would have the chance to give up his or her current major and pick another major he or she likes. I can only think of "change the major", meaning "from being a certain major to being another major". Is it OK? If I do not make myself clear, I will try explaining it again. Thank you very much.
 

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How about 'switch'? ;-)
 

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You can say change the major. (In fact, it is probably the most common expression for that.) Tdol's suggestion is also good.

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Thanks, Teachers.
And can I say "Being a computer major at first, I changed/switched my major to English" ? Or how should I say the same thing for the best?
 

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I would use the plural and say "change majors".

For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."
 

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Joe said:
Thanks, Teachers.
And can I say "Being a computer major at first, I changed/switched my major to English" ? Or how should I say the same thing for the best?

That is perfectly good. In fact, changed my major is probably more common than changed the major. I don't know that there is any one that is best, but there are none better than your suggestion.

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Celeste said:
I would use the plural and say "change majors".

For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."

Very good! That is an excellent suggestion.

:D

Welcome to our forum!

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Celeste said:
I would use the plural and say "change majors".

For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."

Hi, Celeste; it's easy when someone shows it to you- that makes such a difference. ;-)
 
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