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Higher Education

Why Undergraduate College Students Leave the Sciences

Guest: Elaine Seymour.

Between 40 and 60 percent of students entering college planning to major in science, math, or engineering end up switching to other majors before graduation. Sociologist Elaine Seymour surveyed hundreds of students in an effort to find out why so many initally motivated undergraduates abandon science and engineering majors early in their college careers. She joins us on Focus today from the University of Colorado to share her findings.

Research Universities in the Third Millennium: Genius with Character

Guest: Donald Langenberg.

Today on Focus we have another program in our series on the changing role of the university in modern education. Our guest is Donald Langenberg, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland and a nationally known advocate for higher education, here to discuss research universities in the third millenium.

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