I really enjoyed the discussion over whether or not a major is real or not. Even though, I don’t think I have ever necessarily heard it referred to as “real” or “fake”; I have definitely heard people refer to them as “hard” and “easy” majors. Regardless, I know a lot of people in other majors, especially my science major friends, who assume that my English major is easy because I typically don’t have any exams but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a ton of reading and a lot of papers to write. According to Dictionary.com, the proper definition of a major in relation to education is “a subject or field of study chosen by a student to represent his or her principal interest and upon which a large share of his or her efforts are concentrated.” With this said, in my personal opinion, a major is what you make of it. I think if you value the subject or field of study because it is something you are interested in and something you would like to someday, in some capacity, do as a career than no one can take that away from you. I think it is actually those people who are just in certain majors because they are the highest paying jobs, for example, and not because it is something they are passionate or interested in are the ones who are in fake majors because they are kidding themselves if they think that is going to make them happy. Sure, maybe some majors quite possibly look more glorified than others on the surface but at the end of the day, they are still earning a degree and a leg up in the world and that’s all that matters.