Whatever other factors are affecting your decisions, don’t let the pressure to study STEM eliminate the possibility of studying another field that you might care about.
Exploring different courses and pushing yourself to understand that which is outside of your current frame of reference can help you ultimately understand people that are different from yourself.
In an attempt to attract more undergraduate commitment, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) has revised its major/minor requirements in Chinese and Japanese and created a new Korean major.
Not too long ago, young people went to college to become more educated, plain and simple. That goal hasn’t changed, but the purpose of this education has morphed over time. Before, students studied in a particular field so that they would be ready for a career in that field. Now, students go to college hoping to figure out what they want to do.
When he arrived at Washington University in 2006, Mohammad Warsi observed just two courses devoted to South Asian language and culture: Beginning Hindi and Intermediate Hindi.
Biomedical engineering (BME) is America’s fastest growing field in the past decade, expanding by 215% at the bachelor’s level across the country.
Another major might soon bite the dust. Students, faculty and administrators met last Wednesday in a town hall forum to clear up confusion regarding the fragile future of the environmental studies program. With the departure of three professors in the field, the program’s structure is currently under review.
When I was applying to colleges, I had no idea what major I would choose. One of the most appealing aspects of Washington University was its flexibility; there were loose core requirements, leaving room for me to explore different subjects before deciding what I wanted to do with my life.
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