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Why Most Students Ditch Math & Science Majors

Math and Science majors are pretty popular choices for incoming college students, but that popularity fades pretty quick. New research shows students quickly change majors when they realize they’re gonna have to work really hard. And as Trace tells us, this attitude has serious consequences.

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Math, Science Popular Until Students Realize They’re Hard

“Math and science majors are popular until students realize what they’re getting themselves into, according to new research.”

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“Taking advantage of unique longitudinal data, we provide the first characterization of what college students believe at the time of entrance about their final major, relate these beliefs to actual major outcomes, and, provide an understanding of why students hold the initial beliefs about majors that they do.”

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