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Carolina's Top Ten Majors

Carolina’s top 10 majors

Take a look at what many of our 4,068 graduating seniors from the Class of 2021 studied at Carolina. These numbers reflect first majors only.


Alexis Glaudin sitting on a bench in her graduation robe

‘What I’m supposed to do’

As a Tar Heel, Alexis Glaudin found her passion for physical chemistry and research. She’ll now be heading to the University of Washington to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry.


Liz Howard and Aubree Dixon in their graduation caps and gowns, show off their stoles reading Class of 2021.

Shining a spotlight on Black artists

Despite a global pandemic, senior dramatic art majors Aubree Dixon and Liz Howard are leaving their mark on Carolina with a project that’s near and dear to their hearts — the Black Arts Theatre Company.


Jonathan Lucas stands in front of a body of water.

From Marine to marine scientist

Graduating master’s student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a master’s degree in marine sciences.


Three performing arts seniors prepare for their next role

A music performance major, a vocal performance major and a theatre studies major reflect on their time at Carolina.


Using neuroscience to help others

Daniel Ogunbamowo, once at risk of flunking out of school, turned his life around, got accepted to Carolina on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship and has continued to seize every opportunity since.


Savannah Netwon peaks from behind a flowering bush in the Coker Arboretum. Photo by Donn Young.

A passion for social justice

Savannah Newton has spent years volunteering with a human relations nonprofit based in Greensboro. She is helping a professor study the impact of COVID-19 on precarious workers in New York City.


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