Although we did not obtain students' actual or likely majors, it is conceivable that students majoring
in different disciplines (e.g., STEM and liberal arts) might report different perceptions of the appropriateness of reasons for changing a major.
A sophomore, Walsh is majoring
in communications with a minor in American studies, with a concentration in journalism.
Are there influences which are different between students majoring
in each of these?
A sophomore majoring
in business management, she aspires to own a franchise of hair salons.
Table 1 Mean (and Standard Deviation) Interest in Their Majors Reported by Students Majoring
in Education or Business by Year Major in College Education Business Year in College (n = 144) (n = 151) F p Freshmen 3.62 (.50) A 3.83 (.38) C 2.45 NS Sophomores 3.88 (.33) B 3.68 (.52) C 4.49 <.05 Juniors 3.90 (.30) B 3.82 (.39) C 1.05 NS Seniors 3.97 (.17) B 3.68 (47) C 12.38 <.001 All Years Combined 3.86 (.35) 3.80 (.41) 3.25 NS Note.
College of Pharmacy and Health Science, majoring
A junior majoring
in elementary education, she enjoys volunteering, and plans to become a teacher.
The daughter of Marie and William Herlich, she is majoring
A senior majoring
in psychology/pre-medicine, she plans to open an urban family clinic that serves low-income families.
Hannah Dalke, a senior majoring
in international business in management
Miss Claflin University is Lavetta Germany, a senior majoring
Andrew Bigelow, senior majoring
in aerospace engineering.
The Decatur, Ga., native is a senior majoring
Concetta Boschetto is a sophomore majoring
in biology and biotechnology.
Kenetra LaToya Chandler is Miss Morris College and a senior majoring
in business and office administration.