Professor: The number of new university students who enter as chemistry majors has not changed in the last ten years,...

on September 11, 2019

Help please

How can we make the jump that the loss of intellectual appeal of the major will make people give up on that major?

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Irina on September 11, 2019


The stimulus tells us that the number of students that enter as chemistry majors remained the same but the number of graduates with the chemistry degree has declined. So what happens in between that the students give up on their initially chosen major?

(E) explains that first year chemistry courses are taught in such fashion, that chemistry is no longer an appealing field of study for students who previously founded it appealing and chose it as their major initially. Hence, this experience with the first year chemistry class leads to studying changing their major to a different discipline.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any further questions.