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?

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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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