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Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal

Article Title

I Changed My Mind

Abstract

Some might say that college is a time for people to find out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Students select fields based on their interest, to study and further turn into a career. Some students become unsatisfied with their choice, or even find interest in another field. This leads to students making the decision to change their major and pursue another major. In this paper, it is hypothesized that due to exposure to different, required, general education classes of different fields, students change their majors. Data was collected from students enrolled in capstone classes, through their participation in filling out a questionnaire, and those who were asked to do a follow up interview to obtain further information. Results, though limited, showed that the hypothesis of the experiment was found to be true. Although there has been little investigation as to why students do chose to change their major previously, this paper, through experiment, explores the underlying factors that help influence a change in major after entering into college.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

Publication Date

2007

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