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Some forms of education are very narrow. For example, British university education is focused around a particular subject or topic. Similarly, as a person advances to higher levels of education, the field of study tends to narrow. However, in most programs at colleges and universities in the United States, there is a requirement to take certain courses outside of your major. Even in the absence of these requirements, there are compelling reasons to take courses that are not related to your major.