Furman Majors and their Stereotypes

Are some majors easier than others? What kinds of workloads are associated with different majors? Does some majors require smarter students?


To answer these questions Courtney Mettler, Allie Rockstroh and I interviewed some students and faculty at Furman University to discuss what they thought about Furman’s majors.

We found that students and even professors admit that a degree of bias exists about which majors are harder at Furman. One student even mentioned that an accounting major required more of a brain than a theater major. Overall, despite these stereotypes, there isn’t a very big gap between starting salaries of science and humanities majors. Even further, studies show that humanities graduates are starting to make more money than the average American worker.

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