Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Patrick Van Horn
© 2018 Jennifer E Hillier
This thesis analyzes how college major choices are affected by race over an 18 year time period. In particular, the focus on the decision to major in STEM, humanities, or business fields. I find that every race had a disproportionate amount of students in each of the major categories, and that in some cases there was a significant trend in those proportions. Additionally, there were significant changes in the percentage within races for all three major categories. In particular, the trends with Asian students were significantly different from those of other races. While the reasoning behind the disparities in major choices across races could not be formally analyzed due to limitations on the available data, possibilities are discussed.
Hillier, Jennifer, "The Role of Race in College Major Decisions Across Time" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1302.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.