2010 SONS Freshmen: Results and Summary: Part 1

EARLY EXPERIENCES

1. Please rate the start of your Berkeley experience by completing the following statement. Overall, I am off to ...

a really fantastic start!   588 22%
a very good start.   1061 40%
a good start.   750 28%
just an OK start.   223 8%
not a good start.   38 1%

2. What has gone surprisingly well, much better than expected? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because there is a 500 character limit.)

[Contact OPA for more information] (N=2492)

3. What has not gone well? What has caused you problems, anxiety or disappointment? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because there is a 500 character limit.)

[Contact OPA for more information] (N=2428)

4. During your senior year, how many hours did you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

Time Allocation

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending classes, discussion sections or labs 12 81 263 106 164 332 704 974
0% 3% 10% 4% 6% 13% 27% 37%
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 40 498 675 528 379 217 124 170
2% 19% 26% 20% 14% 8% 5% 6%
Paid employment (include paid internships) 1676 439 218 125 82 40 14 22
64% 17% 8% 5% 3% 2% 1% 1%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 1953 306 112 75 40 28 13 42
76% 12% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2%

During your senior year, how many hours did you spend in a typical week (7 days) on the following activities?

 01-56-1011-1516-2021-2526-30More than 30
Attending movies, concerts, sports, or other entertainment events 278 1722 399 135 52 17 10 19
11% 65% 15% 5% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Performing community service or volunteer activities 363 1435 497 180 80 28 16 25
14% 55% 19% 7% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 275 977 674 390 160 82 29 50
10% 37% 26% 15% 6% 3% 1% 2%
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 1569 798 158 53 31 8 6 8
60% 30% 6% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Participating in student clubs or organizations 251 1161 640 317 131 46 24 45
10% 44% 24% 12% 5% 2% 1% 2%
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 228 1129 677 308 143 65 29 45
9% 43% 26% 12% 5% 2% 1% 2%
Socializing with friends 50 713 781 511 294 99 65 125
2% 27% 30% 19% 11% 4% 2% 5%
Partying 1401 902 172 73 45 15 9 11
53% 34% 7% 3% 2% 1% 0% 0%
Spending time with family 157 665 693 445 248 130 73 194
6% 26% 27% 17% 10% 5% 3% 7%
Using the computer or smart phone for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 80 715 622 504 324 133 72 172
3% 27% 24% 19% 12% 5% 3% 7%
Watching TV 602 1136 470 225 104 33 22 33
23% 43% 18% 9% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Commuting to school and to work 352 1782 318 84 37 14 8 19
13% 68% 12% 3% 1% 1% 0% 1%

5. During your senior year, what was the average number of hours per night you slept on weeknights?

0-2 15 1%
3-4 129 5%
5-6 1126 43%
7-8 1188 45%
9-10 175 7%
11+ 13 0%

Academic and Personal Development

Current skill level

1. Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 5 61 326 796 891 398
0% 2% 13% 32% 36% 16%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 13 95 484 863 712 309
1% 4% 20% 35% 29% 12%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 8 57 332 865 843 370
0% 2% 13% 35% 34% 15%
Foreign language skills 64 312 657 684 456 302
3% 13% 27% 28% 18% 12%
Understanding of a specific field of study 5 37 381 954 781 313
0% 1% 15% 39% 32% 13%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 15 93 356 744 789 472
1% 4% 14% 30% 32% 19%
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English 9 38 191 582 756 890
0% 2% 8% 24% 31% 36%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 14 87 428 801 729 404
1% 4% 17% 33% 30% 16%
Leadership skills 23 133 456 757 716 389
1% 5% 18% 31% 29% 16%
Computer skills 28 138 638 815 554 286
1% 6% 26% 33% 23% 12%

Current skill level

Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Internet skills 9 43 281 730 777 617
0% 2% 11% 30% 32% 25%
Library research skills 24 200 673 907 480 174
1% 8% 27% 37% 20% 7%
Other research skills 20 130 642 972 500 183
1% 5% 26% 40% 20% 7%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 16 64 376 900 729 364
1% 3% 15% 37% 30% 15%
Interpersonal (social) skills 27 99 388 794 711 432
1% 4% 16% 32% 29% 18%

Current ability level

2. Similarly, please rate your abilities on the following dimensions.

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity 6 21 112 450 903 986
0% 1% 5% 18% 36% 40%
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance) 20 63 267 544 751 832
1% 3% 11% 22% 30% 34%
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity 9 24 146 532 837 922
0% 1% 6% 22% 34% 37%
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility 9 16 126 515 902 903
0% 1% 5% 21% 37% 37%
Self awareness and understanding 9 11 149 543 881 875
0% 0% 6% 22% 36% 35%

High School Climate for Diversity

3. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the high school from which you graduated.

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I felt free to express my political beliefs in high school 30 83 176 576 883 723
1% 3% 7% 23% 36% 29%
I felt free to express my religious beliefs in high school 41 87 183 603 867 686
2% 4% 7% 24% 35% 28%
Students were respected regardless of their economic or social class 43 140 260 621 786 622
2% 6% 11% 25% 32% 25%
Students were respected regardless of their gender 22 63 155 432 955 840
1% 3% 6% 18% 39% 34%
Students were respected regardless of their race or ethnicity 57 109 282 630 778 613
2% 4% 11% 26% 32% 25%
Students were respected regardless of their religious beliefs 43 75 230 600 875 645
2% 3% 9% 24% 35% 26%
Students were respected regardless of their political beliefs 45 115 262 611 826 600
2% 5% 11% 25% 34% 24%
Students were respected regardless of their sexual orientation 126 251 397 660 577 452
5% 10% 16% 27% 23% 18%
Students were respected regardless of their disabilities 60 151 333 695 740 483
2% 6% 14% 28% 30% 20%

Academic Engagement

4. How frequently during your senior year of high school did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 767 1213 324 103 30 29
31% 49% 13% 4% 1% 1%
Went to class without completing assigned reading 385 941 664 248 124 98
16% 38% 27% 10% 5% 4%
Went to class unprepared 461 1180 539 171 59 50
19% 48% 22% 7% 2% 2%
Skipped class 1450 629 234 74 44 24
59% 26% 10% 3% 2% 1%
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a teacher 199 300 637 513 553 249
8% 12% 26% 21% 23% 10%
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 120 333 556 463 535 443
5% 14% 23% 19% 22% 18%
Sought academic help from a teacher or tutor when needed 301 442 624 399 417 261
12% 18% 26% 16% 17% 11%
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 117 363 701 570 433 272
5% 15% 29% 23% 18% 11%
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 44 156 522 620 649 465
2% 6% 21% 25% 26% 19%

5. How frequently did you engage in these activities in your senior year of high school?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Took a small research-oriented class with a teacher 1688 317 208 105 61 61
69% 13% 9% 4% 3% 3%
Communicated with a teacher by e-mail or text messaging 307 588 791 323 255 178
13% 24% 32% 13% 10% 7%
Talked with the teacher outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a class 284 457 692 440 317 247
12% 19% 28% 18% 13% 10%
Interacted with teachers during lectures 67 260 545 515 547 495
3% 11% 22% 21% 23% 20%
Worked with a teacher on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, school committee, cultural activity) 310 368 475 426 392 461
13% 15% 20% 18% 16% 19%

6. During your senior year, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 15 186 525 427 561 748
1% 8% 21% 17% 23% 30%
Brought up ideas or concepts from different classes during class discussions 86 387 538 492 458 500
3% 16% 22% 20% 19% 20%
Asked an insightful question in class 48 359 599 483 502 459
2% 15% 24% 20% 20% 19%
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 184 464 631 455 360 364
7% 19% 26% 19% 15% 15%
Chose challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 52 118 313 357 551 1072
2% 5% 13% 14% 22% 44%
Made a class presentation 21 136 526 635 618 515
1% 6% 21% 26% 25% 21%

7.  On average, how much of your assigned course reading did you complete in your senior year of high school?

0-9% 17 1%
10-19% 9 0%
20-29% 54 2%
30-39% 21 1%
40-49% 62 3%
50-59% 88 4%
60-69% 133 6%
70-79% 283 13%
80-89% 494 22%
90-100% 1052 48%

Note: A smaller group of students were asked to respond to question 7 using a slightly different scale than the one above. Below are responses for this small group of students:

7.  On average, how much of your assigned course reading did you complete in your senior year of high school?

0-10% 2 1%
11-20% 0 0%
21-30% 6 2%
31-40% 3 1%
41-50% 5 2%
51-60% 8 3%
61-70% 18 7%
71-80% 40 16%
81-90% 36 14%
91-100% 132 53%

8.  What do you anticipate you will be doing within a year after you graduate?

Enroll in graduate or professional school 1507 61%
Work full-time 358 14%
Work part-time 25 1%
Be self-employed 13 1%
Study or work abroad 101 4%
Join armed forces 8 0%
Work in an internship or volunteer position 77 3%
Take a year off 22 1%
Do something else 10 0%
Other 7 0%
I have no idea at this point 341 14%

9.  In what career field do you hope to eventually work after you've completed your education?

Architecture 48 2%
Business 337 14%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 77 3%
Education/Teaching 51 2%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 136 6%
Engineering 254 10%
Environmental/Natural Resources 86 3%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 86 3%
Law 197 8%
Medicine 530 21%
Other Health-Related Field 83 3%
Research 190 8%
Other 72 3%
I have no idea whatsoever 320 13%

If other, please elaborate (N=7)  

10.  What is the HIGHEST academic degree or credential that you plan to eventually earn?

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 93 4%
Teaching credential 6 0%
Business master's (MBA) 286 12%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 121 5%
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 220 9%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 182 7%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 45 2%
Medical doctor (MD) 298 12%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 564 23%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 162 7%
I don't know yet 488 20%

If other, please elaborate (N=127)

11. Indicate the following research and creative activities that you completed as a high school student.

 Yes, did that in H.S.No
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 2316 148
94% 6%
At least one independent study course 870 1588
35% 65%
Worked in H.S. lab with course credit (e.g., lab assistant) 753 1695
31% 69%
Work on creative projects under the direction of a teacher with course credit 1401 1050
57% 43%
Work on creative projects under the direction of a teacher as a volunteer without course credit 927 1521
38% 62%

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

12. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your high school education.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Grade point average for UC admission 36 55 105 368 966 929
1% 2% 4% 15% 39% 38%
Overall social experience 45 92 206 500 897 717
2% 4% 8% 20% 37% 29%
Overall academic experience 49 96 166 495 995 650
2% 4% 7% 20% 41% 27%

13. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I felt that I belonged at my high school 72 80 172 459 834 841
3% 3% 7% 19% 34% 34%

Evaluation of the Educational Experience

14. Thinking back over your senior year coursework, how often were you REQUIRED to do the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 7 31 206 440 846 921
0% 1% 8% 18% 35% 38%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 7 56 224 481 863 815
0% 2% 9% 20% 35% 33%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 27 161 432 577 702 545
1% 7% 18% 24% 29% 22%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 29 138 396 603 705 571
1% 6% 16% 25% 29% 23%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 52 226 432 583 630 499
2% 9% 18% 24% 26% 21%

15. Thinking back on your senior year, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 5 24 159 353 812 1096
0% 1% 6% 14% 33% 45%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 27 145 426 635 663 547
1% 6% 17% 26% 27% 22%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 36 161 479 620 672 470
1% 7% 20% 25% 28% 19%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 18 109 450 636 692 538
1% 4% 18% 26% 28% 22%

16. Please answer these questions about your high school experience overall.

 YesNo
Were the channels of communication open between teachers and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 2285 167
93% 7%
Were students treated equitably and fairly by the teachers? 1969 483
80% 20%
Did teachers clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 2242 210
91% 9%
Did teachers provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 2014 408
83% 17%

17. Please rate your satisfaction with each of the following statements about your high school experience overall.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Advising by teachers on academic matters 25 55 147 562 1133 528
1% 2% 6% 23% 46% 22%
Advising by school counselors on academic matters 149 239 332 609 707 408
6% 10% 14% 25% 29% 17%
Advising by UC staff on academic matters while you were in high school 168 240 450 872 522 153
7% 10% 19% 36% 22% 6%
Quality of instruction 35 69 178 580 1058 530
1% 3% 7% 24% 43% 22%
Availability of courses needed for UC admission 47 63 130 371 884 946
2% 3% 5% 15% 36% 39%
Access to teachers outside of class 26 51 145 558 1007 653
1% 2% 6% 23% 41% 27%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 223 361 518 612 490 236
9% 15% 21% 25% 20% 10%
Availability of Advanced Placement classes 144 117 193 403 772 808
6% 5% 8% 17% 32% 33%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., foreign exchange program, internships) 290 402 546 553 438 208
12% 16% 22% 23% 18% 9%
Accessibility of library staff 190 216 360 659 680 343
8% 9% 15% 27% 28% 14%
Availability of library research materials 176 226 363 660 678 325
7% 9% 15% 27% 28% 13%

18. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your high school could realistically have done to create a better experience for students like you?  (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because there is a 1,000 character limit).  

[Contact OPA for more information] (N=2210)

19.  How many teachers did you know well enough to ask for a letter of recommendation in support of an application for a job or for college?

Zero 24 1%
1 71 3%
2 405 16%
3 789 32%
4 or more 1169 48%

20. If you were assured admittance to any major, what major would you choose?

NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN   293 12%
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES - PLAN A: SOCIAL SCI CONCENTRATION 1 0%
AMERICAN STUDIES 2 0%
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AND NEAR EASTERN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY 1 0%
ANCIENT NR EAST CIVILIZATIONS    1 0%
ANTHROPOLOGY 20 1%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 12 0%
ARCHITECTURE 41 2%
ART   11 0%
ASIAN STUDIES   2 0%
ASIAN STUDIES - AREA 2: JAPAN   3 0%
ASTROPHYSICS 16 1%
BIOENGINEERING 75 3%
BIOENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING   9 0%
BIORESOURCE SCIENCES   3 0%
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   302 12%
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY   29 1%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 46 2%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING   11 0%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 2 0%
CHEMISTRY 29 1%
CHEMISTRY (L&S)   6 0%
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 18 1%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 17 1%
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES   1 0%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE 27 1%
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 2 0%
COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE   3 0%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 25 1%
COMPUTER SCIENCE (L&S)   17 1%
CONSERVATION & RESOURCE STD   3 0%
DANCE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES 2 0%
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES   2 0%
DUTCH STUDIES   1 0%
E SCI-CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 1 0%
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE   7 0%
EARTH SCIENCE   1 0%
EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES   2 0%
ECONOMICS 60 2%
ELECTRICAL ENGR & COMPUTER SCI 152 6%
ENGINEERING MATH & STATISTICS   5 0%
ENGINEERING PHYSICS 11 0%
ENGLISH   37 2%
ENGR-CIVIL ENGINEERING   5 0%
ENV SCI & POLICY MANAGEMENT   5 0%
ENVIROMENTAL DESIGN - LIMITED   1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Natural Resources)   5 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Letters & Science)   3 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCI (59) 13 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (L & S) 2 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CNR)   22 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 1: PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 2: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (L&S) 8 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 3: SOCIAL SCIENCES (L&S)   4 0%
EPS: GEOPHYSICS   1 0%
EPS: MARINE SCIENCE 3 0%
ETHNIC STUDIES   2 0%
FILM 12 0%
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES 3 0%
FRENCH   2 0%
GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES 3 0%
GENETICS AND PLANT BIOLOGY   4 0%
HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES - MEDICAL PROGRAM OPTION   13 1%
HISTORY   25 1%
HISTORY OF ART   2 0%
INDUST ENGR & OPERATIONS RES 17 1%
INTEGBI, TRACK 1: MORPHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT   4 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 2: BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY   2 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 3: SYSTEMATIC BIO, PALEOBIO, GENETICS,EVOLUTION 4 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 4: ECOLOGY 2 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 5: INTEGRATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY   25 1%
INTEGBI, TRACK 6: GENERAL INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY   4 0%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY   42 2%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY (NO TRACK)   1 0%
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES   2 0%
INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES   4 0%
ITALIAN STUDIES 1 0%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 3 0%
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE   2 0%
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 1 0%
LEGAL STUDIES   26 1%
LINGUISTICS 10 0%
MASS COMMUNICATIONS   5 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/BIOENGINEERING   3 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   1 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCES 4 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 7 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 1 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGR 8 0%
MATHEMATICS 37 2%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 1: BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLEC BIOLOGY 36 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 2: GENETICS 22 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 3: IMMUNOLOGY 26 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 4: MICROBIOLOGY 3 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 1: CELL PHYSIOLOGY 5 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 2: CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 14 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 3: NEUROBIOLOGY 38 2%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 51 2%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 2 0%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 3 0%
MEDIA STUDIES 18 1%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY 7 0%
MICROBIOLOGY 3 0%
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES 2 0%
MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY 90 4%
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 5 0%
MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 29 1%
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY 9 0%
MUSIC 11 0%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 3 0%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING/CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 1 0%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 3 0%
NUTRITION 2 0%
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE 1 0%
NUTRITION SCIENCE 2 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK I: PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM 15 1%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK II: DIETETICS 6 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK III: TOXICOLOGY 4 0%
OCEAN ENGINEERING 1 0%
OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 7 0%
PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES 9 0%
PHILOSOPHY 12 0%
PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 0%
PHYSICS 39 2%
POL ECON OF INDUSTRIAL SOC 4 0%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 13 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 81 3%
PSYCHOLOGY 86 4%
PUBLIC HEALTH (L&S) 54 2%
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 1 0%
RHETORIC 7 0%
SLAVIC LANGUAGES & LITERATURES 1 0%
SOCIAL SCIENCES 2 0%
SOCIAL WELFARE (L&S) 11 0%
SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT 5 0%
SOCIOLOGY 16 1%
SPANISH - OPTION A: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 1 0%
SPANISH - OPTION D: HISPANIC LANGUAGES AND BILINGUAL ISSUES 1 0%
STATISTICS 6 0%
THEATER AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES   13 1%
URBAN STUDIES 5 0%

21. Is that the major with which you expect to graduate?

Yes 1951 81%
No 460 19%

 In which major do you expect to graduate?

NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN   247 55%
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 1 0%
ANCIENT NR EAST CIVILIZATIONS   1 0%
ANTHROPOLOGY 5 1%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS   1 0%
ARCHITECTURE 2 0%
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES   1 0%
BIOENGINEERING 2 0%
BIOENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING   1 0%
BIORESOURCE SCIENCES   1 0%
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   6 1%
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY   1 0%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   2 0%
CHEMISTRY 1 0%
CHEMISTRY (L&S)   2 0%
CHINESE LANGUAGE 1 0%
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 4 1%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE   4 1%
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE   1 0%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 2 0%
COMPUTER SCIENCE (L&S)   4 1%
ECONOMICS 10 2%
ELECTRICAL ENGR & COMPUTER SCI 2 0%
ENGINEERING PHYSICS 1 0%
ENGLISH   5 1%
ENVIROMENTAL DESIGN - LIMITED   1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Natural Resources)   1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (L & S)   4 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CNR)   4 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 3: SOCIAL SCIENCES (L&S)   2 0%
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES 1 0%
INDUST ENGR & OPERATIONS RES 1 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 1: MORPHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT   1 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 3: SYSTEMATIC BIO, PALEOBIO, GENETICS,EVOLUTION   1 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 5: INTEGRATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY 2 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 6: GENERAL INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 1 0%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY   9 2%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE   1 0%
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES   1 0%
LINGUISTICS 2 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   1 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGR 1 0%
MATHEMATICS 8 2%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 1: BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLEC BIOLOGY   8 2%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 2: GENETICS   1 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 3: IMMUNOLOGY   2 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 4: MICROBIOLOGY   1 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 1: CELL PHYSIOLOGY   1 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 2: CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY   2 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 3: NEUROBIOLOGY   4 1%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 4 1%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING   1 0%
MEDIA STUDIES 2 0%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY   5 1%
MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY 7 2%
MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY   6 1%
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY   2 0%
MUSIC 1 0%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING   2 0%
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE   1 0%
NUTRITION SCIENCE   2 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK I: PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM   2 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK II: DIETETICS   1 0%
OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE   1 0%
PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES   1 0%
PHILOSOPHY 2 0%
PHYSICS   6 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 13 3%
PSYCHOLOGY 12 3%
PUBLIC HEALTH (L&S)   2 0%
SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT 2 0%
SOCIOLOGY 3 1%
STATISTICS (176) 2 0%
URBAN STUDIES (178) 1 0%

22. What factors have been or do you expect will be very important to you in deciding on your major?

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 2423 35
99% 1%
Leads to a high paying job 1840 613
75% 25%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 2361 98
96% 4%
Complements desire to study abroad 1291 1157
53% 47%
Parental desires 784 1668
32% 68%
Easy requirements 445 2005
18% 82%
Allows time for other activities 1212 1234
50% 50%
Provides international opportunities 1657 798
67% 33%
Prestige 1572 867
64% 36%
Interest in subject area 2409 40
98% 2%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 2064 384
84% 16%
Other 222 1533
13% 87%

Please describe: (N=149)

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