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The College of Arts Sciences

Six Myths About Choosing A College Major

By: Jeffrey J. Selingo,  The New York Times
November 3, 2017

Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong.

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