ERIC Number: ED082616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-8
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Probable Major Field of Study of Entering Freshmen at the University of South Carolina for 1968, 1970 and 1972.
Fidler, Paul P.; Still, Julianne
During orientation programs conducted during the years 1967-72, a questionnaire prepared by the American Council on Education was administered to incoming freshmen at the University of South Carolina and over 300 other institutions of higher education. This report is a comparative analysis of the probable major fields of study of freshmen in regard to three of the above-mentioned years at the University of South Carolina and the national norms of the other participating universities. Results indicated the percentage of entering freshmen with indicating intentions to major in pre-professional areas and the social and behavioral sciences is increasing, while there appears to be a decreasing percentage of freshmen planning to major in engineering and business administration. The prospective major of most male freshmen is in business or professional areas, while the majority of women are planning to major in non-M.D. health professions, education, arts and letters, or social and behavioral science. Increasing percentages of entering U.S.C. freshmen are, however, undecided in their choice of a prospective major. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.