Which one is correct and what is the difference?

Majoring in Information Technology, xxx University

Major in Information Technology, xxx University


The first is a description. For example, if you are a current student you would say:

I am majoring in IT.

If you have already received your major, you might say:

I have a major in IT.

This distinction works on resumes as well. As a current student, you are still majoring in something. If you have graduated, you already have a major in something.

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    For what it's worth, people in the US who have already graduated generally say "I majored in..." rather than "I have a major in..." When people talk about what degrees they've attained, I more often hear "I have a BA/BS/MA/degree in..." – user13141 Oct 1 '11 at 10:53
  • @onomatomaniak So, what should i use on resume. – Sarawut Positwinyu Oct 1 '11 at 13:25
  • @SarawutPositwinyu On a resume, I would say name the specific type of degree, e.g. "BA in [subject]" – user13141 Oct 1 '11 at 14:55

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