majors

McKelvey School of Engineering introduces new Environmental Engineering major

The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) now offers a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

| Senior News Editor

Embracing the humanities’ stereotype

I’m a humanities major. Everyday, I hear the stereotypes—I have no idea what I want to do, I don’t have real work, or I am just taking random classes that I find interesting and probably won’t help me in the job world. Yet just because I’ve been put in a box doesn’t mean it isn’t right—I actually have no idea what I’m doing with my life.

| Staff Writer

Sociology department returns, brings together diverse fields

Monday will be the first day in nearly 25 years that students will have the opportunity to enroll in classes with the Department of Sociology.
In 1991 the Department of Sociology was disbanded at Washington University due to reasons disclosed by Claire Navarro, managing editor of A&S Magazine, including competing departmental priorities and even a physical altercation between a sociology chair and a graduate student.

| Staff Reporter

Declaration of majors, minors goes paperless

A new feature of WebSTAC will allow students to declare their majors and minors online.
The major part of the site is designed to save both students and department administrators the time it takes to fill out the paperwork.

| News Editor

IAS major facing changes

The International and Area Studies program is undergoing an internal review and potentially faces significant changes to its structure and requirements.
New ideas for the department include adding a larger research component, developing a methodology class and revamping the requirements.

Green majors blossom across nation

Being green is becoming cooler as academic institutions see an increasing number of students majoring in the fields of environment and sustainability. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), more than 100 majors, minors and certificates were created at a variety of universities nationwide over the past year.

| Staff Reporter

A major transformation during tough economy

Students across the nation are seeking to major in fields that traditionally lead to secure employment, resulting in a drop in enrollment in the humanities and other liberal arts fields, The New York Times reported. At Washington University, students are embracing these majors, and the University is taking steps to ensure that they are marketable.

| Staff Reporter

The future of education: Interdisciplinary studies

In recent years, the world has become interconnected. This has broad implications and effects across many fields, including such areas as energy, science and medicine—and, most pertinently, education. In the past, majors and areas of study were fairly clearly defined.

| Staff Columnist

Popular majors changing in tougher times

The recent upheaval in the economic, political and environmental situations has led to changes in the academic and career choices of Washington University students.

| Contributing Reporting

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