Some Colleges Ease Up on Pushing Undergrads Into Picking Majors Right Away
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Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report/The Washington Post
The daughter of a doctor, rising junior Caroline Schumann entered La Salle University in Philadelphia as a nursing major. But when she took a required first-year anatomy lab, she didn’t like it. She’s now a newly declared marketing major, with a minor in digital arts and media.
Many colleges and universities push students to pick their majors in the first semester of their first year. But some institutions are bucking that trend. Instead, they're giving their students the latitude to leap.