2011 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 1

Time, Student Development, Academic Engagement, Campus Climate, Satisfaction, and Evaluation of the Educational Experience

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

a really fantastic start! 245 23%
a very good start. 392 37%
a good start. 274 26%
just an OK start. 109 10%
not a good start. 26 2%

2.  What has gone surprisingly well, much better than expected? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because answers may not exceed 500 characters in length.)

  (N=934)    [Contact OPA for more information]

3.  What has not gone well? What has caused you problems, anxiety or disappointment?  (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because answers may not exceed 500 characters in length.)

 (N=921)    [Contact OPA for more information]

Time Allocation

4. During your last year before transferring, 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 classes, discussion sections or labs 9 45 191 293 289 120 48 36
1% 4% 19% 28% 28% 12% 5% 3%
Studying and other academic activities outside of class 12 182 246 207 177 87 56 60
1% 18% 24% 20% 17% 8% 5% 6%
Paid employment (include paid internships) 337 87 100 129 112 86 51 111
33% 9% 10% 13% 11% 8% 5% 11%
Of your total hours spent working for pay, about how many hours were related to your academic interests? 584 126 106 79 41 32 15 29
58% 12% 10% 8% 4% 3% 1% 3%

During your last year before transferring, 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 216 616 133 45 11 2 3 1
21% 60% 13% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Performing community service or volunteer activities 341 453 148 45 20 9 2 7
33% 44% 14% 4% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Participating in physical exercise, recreational sports, or physically active hobbies 148 515 231 86 23 8 5 10
14% 50% 23% 8% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Participating in spiritual or religious activities 677 258 58 17 10 4 3 2
66% 25% 6% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Participating in student clubs or organizations 452 358 118 44 23 12 6 8
44% 35% 12% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1%
Pursuing a recreational or creative interest (arts/crafts, reading, music, hobbies, etc.) 185 450 225 94 39 10 5 20
18% 44% 22% 9% 4% 1% 0% 2%
Socializing with friends 41 422 297 156 61 23 11 18
4% 41% 29% 15% 6% 2% 1% 2%
Partying 543 361 72 26 17 4 2 2
53% 35% 7% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Spending time with family 192 316 209 140 70 19 17 53
19% 31% 21% 14% 7% 2% 2% 5%
Using the computer or smart phone for non-academic purposes (games, shopping, e-mail/instant messaging, etc.) 74 362 262 147 76 35 26 40
7% 35% 26% 14% 7% 3% 3% 4%
Watching TV 344 412 153 61 28 9 4 9
34% 40% 15% 6% 3% 1% 0% 1%
Commuting to school and to work 89 554 220 79 36 6 8 18
9% 55% 22% 8% 4% 1% 1% 2%

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

0-2 2 0%
3-4 37 4%
5-6 401 39%
7-8 505 49%
9-10 77 7%
11+ 9 1%

6. In your last year of attendance before transferring to Berkeley, what was your enrollment status for the majority of the year?

Full-time load 941 91%
Part-time load 91 9%

Academic and Personal Development

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

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Analytical and critical thinking skills 3 14 84 296 365 212
0% 1% 9% 30% 37% 22%
Ability to be clear and effective when writing 1 31 135 294 320 191
0% 3% 14% 30% 33% 20%
Ability to read and comprehend academic material 4 18 110 297 360 177
0% 2% 11% 31% 37% 18%
Foreign language skills 68 139 220 219 175 152
7% 14% 23% 23% 18% 16%
Understanding of a specific field of study 3 14 95 371 344 137
0% 1% 10% 38% 36% 14%
Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 23 64 247 296 230 110
2% 7% 25% 31% 24% 11%
Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English 5 20 90 194 259 401
1% 2% 9% 20% 27% 41%
Ability to understand international perspectives (economic, political, social, cultural) 6 27 139 284 294 217
1% 3% 14% 29% 30% 22%
Leadership skills 5 59 173 279 289 161
1% 6% 18% 29% 30% 17%
Computer skills 4 31 187 333 233 166
0% 3% 20% 35% 24% 17%
Please rate your current level of proficiency in the following areas.
 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Internet skills 1 9 82 257 293 320
0% 1% 9% 27% 30% 33%
Library research skills 2 48 220 366 232 97
0% 5% 23% 38% 24% 10%
Other research skills 3 38 209 390 222 98
0% 4% 22% 41% 23% 10%
Ability to prepare and make a presentation 3 27 170 337 278 149
0% 3% 18% 35% 29% 15%
Interpersonal (social) skills 8 35 141 302 286 191
1% 4% 15% 31% 30% 20%

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

 Very poorPoorFairGoodVery goodExcellent
Ability to appreciate, tolerate and understand racial and ethnic diversity 2 3 48 148 328 437
0% 0% 5% 15% 34% 45%
Ability to appreciate the fine arts (e.g., painting, music, drama, dance) 6 26 93 221 276 346
1% 3% 10% 23% 29% 36%
Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity 2 6 44 172 314 426
0% 1% 5% 18% 33% 44%
Understanding the importance of personal social responsibility 2 5 44 165 325 426
0% 1% 5% 17% 34% 44%
Self awareness and understanding 2 6 38 201 335 381
0% 1% 4% 21% 35% 40%

Community College Climate for Diversity

3. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the institution you attended before transferring to Berkeley (i.e., transfer college).

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
I felt free to express my political beliefs. 8 22 48 239 375 276
1% 2% 5% 25% 39% 29%
I felt free to express my religious beliefs. 12 28 52 221 370 283
1% 3% 5% 23% 38% 29%
Students were respected regardless of their economic or social class 3 16 61 180 384 323
0% 2% 6% 19% 40% 33%
Students were respected regardless of their gender 3 5 36 149 423 349
0% 1% 4% 15% 44% 36%
Students were respected regardless of their race or ethnicity 4 12 65 185 367 333
0% 1% 7% 19% 38% 34%
Students were respected regardless of their religious beliefs 3 11 59 197 388 307
0% 1% 6% 20% 40% 32%
Students were respected regardless of their political beliefs 6 14 72 202 376 294
1% 1% 7% 21% 39% 30%
Students were respected regardless of their sexual orientation 8 14 75 199 364 302
1% 1% 8% 21% 38% 31%
Students were respected regardless of their disabilities 5 14 60 159 381 343
1% 1% 6% 17% 40% 36%

Academic Engagement

4. How frequently during your last year of attendance before transferring to Berkeley did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Turned in a course assignment late 525 351 65 11 5 10
54% 36% 7% 1% 1% 1%
Went to class without completing assigned reading 171 358 281 86 45 23
18% 37% 29% 9% 5% 2%
Went to class unprepared 212 452 219 53 16 11
22% 47% 23% 6% 2% 1%
Skipped class 447 388 97 21 6 6
46% 40% 10% 2% 1% 1%
Raised your standard for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a teacher 62 116 248 199 210 124
6% 12% 26% 21% 22% 13%
Extensively revised a paper at least once before submitting it to be graded 39 82 157 158 254 271
4% 9% 16% 16% 26% 28%
Sought academic help from a teacher or tutor when needed 95 130 206 167 199 157
10% 14% 22% 18% 21% 16%
Worked on class projects or studied as a group with other classmates outside of class 75 192 236 206 148 106
8% 20% 25% 21% 15% 11%
Helped a classmate better understand the course material when studying together 37 105 248 200 216 158
4% 11% 26% 21% 22% 16%
             

5. How frequently did you engage in these activities in your last year of attendance before transferring to Berkeley?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Took a small research-oriented class with a teacher 605 140 103 54 33 25
63% 15% 11% 6% 3% 3%
Communicated with a teacher by e-mail or text messaging 25 119 311 217 138 149
3% 12% 32% 23% 14% 16%
Talked with the teacher outside of class about issues and concepts derived from a class 58 155 275 174 162 138
6% 16% 29% 18% 17% 14%
Interacted with teachers during lectures 18 98 231 196 188 229
2% 10% 24% 20% 20% 24%
Worked with a teacher on an activity other than coursework (e.g., student organization, school committee, cultural activity) 361 175 170 98 75 83
38% 18% 18% 10% 8% 9%

6. During your last year of attendance before transferring to Berkeley, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Contributed to a class discussion 19 71 223 180 185 288
2% 7% 23% 19% 19% 30%
Brought up ideas or concepts from different classes during class discussions 39 135 254 180 154 201
4% 14% 26% 19% 16% 21%
Asked an insightful question in class 38 135 247 175 176 194
4% 14% 26% 18% 18% 20%
Found a course so interesting that you did more work than was required 41 130 255 200 194 144
4% 13% 26% 21% 20% 15%
Chose challenging courses, when possible, even though you might lower your GPA by doing so 47 126 234 197 184 176
5% 13% 24% 20% 19% 18%
Made a class presentation 48 127 284 211 171 122
5% 13% 29% 22% 18% 13%

7.  On average, how much of your assigned course reading did you complete in your last year of attendance before transferring to Berkeley?

0-9% 4 0%
10-19% 3 0%
20-29% 22 2%
30-39% 8 1%
40-49% 32 3%
50-59% 41 4%
60-69% 68 7%
70-79% 143 15%
80-89% 221 23%
90-100% 425 44%

Plans and Aspirations

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

 Enroll in graduate or professional school 498 51%
Work full-time 231 24%
Work part-time 18 2%
Be self-employed 8 1%
Study or work abroad 58 6%
Join armed forces 5 1%
Work in an internship or volunteer position 50 5%
Take a year off 11 1%
Do something else 3 0%
Other 4 0%
I have no idea at this point 81 8%

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

 Architecture 29 3%
Business 141 15%
Communications/Arts/Entertainment 96 10%
Education/Teaching 92 10%
Electrical Engineering/Computers 54 6%
Engineering 54 6%
Environmental/Natural Resources 29 3%
Government/Nonprofit/Social Services 92 10%
Law 92 10%
Medicine 63 7%
Other Health-Related Field 38 4%
Research 73 8%
Other 49 5%
I have no idea whatsoever 65 7%

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

Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.) 54 6%
Teaching credential 3 0%
Business master's (MBA) 105 11%
Other professional master's (MEd, MPP, MPH, MFA, MLIS, MSN, MSW, M.ARCH, etc.) 69 7%
Academic master's (MA, MS, etc.) 171 18%
Law degree (LLB or JD) 93 10%
Medical doctorate other than MD (DO, DDS, DVM, etc.) 11 1%
Medical doctor (MD) 37 4%
Doctorate (PhD, EdD, etc.) 257 27%
Multiple doctoral degrees (MD/PhD) 41 4%
I don't know yet 127 13%

11. Indicate the following research and creative activities that you completed at the institution that you attended before transferring to Berkeley (i.e., transfer college).

 Yes, did thatNo
A research project, creative activity, or paper as part of your coursework 843 119
88% 12%
At least one independent study course 305 655
32% 68%
Worked in lab with course credit (e.g., lab assistant) 378 583
39% 61%
Work on creative projects under the direction of a teacher with course credit 410 548
43% 57%
Work on creative projects under the direction of a teacher as a volunteer without course credit 214 744
22% 78%

Overall Satisfaction and Agreement

12. Please rate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of your college education before transferring to Berkeley (i.e., transfer college).

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Grade point average for UC admission 6 21 49 155 381 351
1% 2% 5% 16% 40% 36%
Overall social experience 29 66 141 242 298 185
3% 7% 15% 25% 31% 19%
Overall academic experience 8 28 53 246 367 259
1% 3% 6% 26% 38% 27%

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

 Strongly disagreeDisagreeDisagree somewhatAgree somewhatAgreeStrongly agree
I felt that I belonged at the college I attended 54 70 101 231 247 261
6% 7% 10% 24% 26% 27%

Evaluation of the Educational Experience

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

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Recognize or recall specific facts, terms and concepts 4 16 98 173 350 319
0% 2% 10% 18% 36% 33%
Explain methods, ideas, or concepts and use them to solve problems 1 27 117 204 329 279
0% 3% 12% 21% 34% 29%
Break down material into component parts or arguments into assumptions to see the basis for different outcomes and conclusions 14 71 179 230 266 196
1% 7% 19% 24% 28% 21%
Judge the value of information, ideas, actions, and conclusions based on the soundness of sources, methods and reasoning 11 53 172 230 290 202
1% 6% 18% 24% 30% 21%
Create or generate new ideas, products or ways of understanding 28 115 182 250 223 157
3% 12% 19% 26% 23% 16%

15. Thinking back on your transfer college experience, how often did you do each of the following?

 NeverRarelyOccasionallySomewhat oftenOftenVery often
Used facts and examples to support your viewpoint 1 13 75 150 331 394
0% 1% 8% 16% 34% 41%
Incorporated ideas or concepts from different courses when completing assignments 4 32 159 222 306 237
0% 3% 17% 23% 32% 25%
Examined how others gathered and interpreted data and assessed the soundness of their conclusions 18 87 180 232 260 184
2% 9% 19% 24% 27% 19%
Reconsidered your own position on a topic after assessing the arguments of others 9 55 206 248 263 178
1% 6% 21% 26% 27% 19%

16. Please answer these questions about your transfer college experience overall.

 YesNo
Were the channels of communication open between teachers and students regarding student needs, concerns, and suggestions? 923 34
96% 4%
Were students treated equitably and fairly by the teachers? 885 73
92% 8%
Did teachers clearly explain what constitutes plagiarism and its consequences? 932 25
97% 3%
Did teachers provide prompt and useful feedback on student work? 848 108
89% 11%

17. Please rate your satisfaction with each of the following statements about your transfer college experience overall.

 Very dissatisfiedDissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedSatisfiedVery satisfied
Advising by teachers on academic matters 9 16 49 215 414 254
1% 2% 5% 22% 43% 27%
Advising by school counselors on academic matters 68 73 145 229 260 180
7% 8% 15% 24% 27% 19%
Advising by UC staff on academic matters while you attended your prior institution 38 47 126 278 296 155
4% 5% 13% 30% 31% 16%
Quality of instruction 6 13 43 210 416 267
1% 1% 5% 22% 44% 28%
Availability of courses needed for UC admission 12 35 62 235 353 256
1% 4% 7% 25% 37% 27%
Access to teachers outside of class 4 13 38 190 417 290
0% 1% 4% 20% 44% 30%
Opportunities for research experience or to produce creative products 79 145 214 247 185 79
8% 15% 23% 26% 19% 8%
Availability of Advanced Placement classes 53 104 162 280 236 87
6% 11% 18% 30% 26% 9%
Educational enrichment programs (e.g., foreign exchange program, internships) 66 137 200 255 217 67
7% 15% 21% 27% 23% 7%
Accessibility of library staff 23 35 76 246 367 207
2% 4% 8% 26% 38% 22%
Availability of library research materials 22 35 62 254 358 218
2% 4% 7% 27% 38% 23%

18. What is the SINGLE, MOST IMPORTANT thing that your transfer college could realistically have done to create a better experience for students like you?  (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because answers may not exceed 1,000 characters in length).

  (N=807)      [Contact OPA for more information]

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 transfer admission?

 Zero 56 6%
1 107 11%
2 218 23%
3 246 26%
4 or more 336 35%

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

NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 11 1%
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 1 0%
AMERICAN STUDIES 3 0%
ANTHROPOLOGY 34 4%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 6 1%
ARCHITECTURE 31 3%
ART 12 1%
ASIAN STUDIES - AREA 1: CHINA 3 0%
ASTROPHYSICS 3 0%
BIOENGINEERING 8 1%
BIOENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 3 0%
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 90 9%
CELTIC STUDIES 1 0%
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 10 1%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 10 1%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 2 0%
CHEMISTRY 7 1%
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 12 1%
CIVIL ENGINEERING 9 1%
CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION 1 0%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE 5 1%
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 5 1%
COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE 1 0%
COMPUTER SCIENCE 12 1%
COMPUTER SCIENCE (L&S) 6 1%
CONSERVATION & RESOURCE STD 8 1%
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 4 0%
EARTH SCIENCE 1 0%
EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES 1 0%
ECONOMICS 50 5%
ELECTRICAL ENGR & COMPUTER SCI 40 4%
ENGINEERING MATH & STATISTICS 2 0%
ENGINEERING PHYSICS 3 0%
ENGLISH 60 6%
ENV SCI & POLICY MANAGEMENT 1 0%
ENVIROMENTAL DESIGN - LIMITED 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Natural Resources) 5 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Letters & Science) 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCI 2 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CNR) 3 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 1:  PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 2:  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (L&S) 1 0%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - AREA 3:  SOCIAL SCIENCES (L&S) 1 0%
ETHNIC STUDIES 5 1%
FILM 16 2%
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES 1 0%
GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES 1 0%
GENETICS AND PLANT BIOLOGY 3 0%
GEOGRAPHY 9 1%
GEOLOGY 1 0%
GERMAN 1 0%
HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES - MEDICAL PROGRAM OPTION 1 0%
HISTORY 14 1%
HISTORY OF ART 11 1%
INDUST ENGR & OPERATIONS RES 7 1%
INTEGBI, TRACK 2: BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY 2 0%
INTEGBI, TRACK 5: INTEGRATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY 5 1%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 8 1%
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 10 1%
INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES 2 0%
ITALIAN STUDIES 1 0%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 4 0%
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 3 0%
LEGAL STUDIES 9 1%
LINGUISTICS 11 1%
MASS COMMUNICATIONS 4 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCES 2 0%
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 1 0%
MATHEMATICS 26 3%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 1: BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLEC BIOLOGY 2 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 2: GENETICS 3 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 3: IMMUNOLOGY 5 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 1: CELL PHYSIOLOGY 3 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 2: CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 4 0%
MCELLBI, PLAN II, EMPHASIS 3: NEUROBIOLOGY 9 1%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 10 1%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 1 0%
MEDIA STUDIES 24 3%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY 1 0%
MICROBIOLOGY 2 0%
MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY 5 1%
MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 3 0%
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY 2 0%
MUSIC 8 1%
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES 2 0%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCES 1 0%
NUTRITION 4 0%
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE 1 0%
NUTRITION SCIENCE 2 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK I: PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM 3 0%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK II: DIETETICS 5 1%
OPERATIONS RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 3 0%
PEACE & CONFLICT STUDIES 13 1%
PHILOSOPHY 11 1%
PHYSICS 11 1%
POL ECON OF INDUSTRIAL SOC 2 0%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 6 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 49 5%
PSYCHOLOGY 45 5%
PUBLIC HEALTH (L&S) 5 1%
RELIGIOUS STUDIES 1 0%
RHETORIC 14 1%
SLAVIC LANGUAGES & LITERATURES 1 0%
SOCIAL WELFARE (L&S) 11 1%
SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT 4 0%
SOCIOLOGY 28 3%
SOUTH & SE ASIAN STUDIES 1 0%
SPANISH - OPTION A: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 3 0%
SPANISH - OPTION C, PLAN 2:  LATIN-AMERICAN LANGUAGES & LIT 1 0%
SPANISH - OPTION D: HISPANIC LANGUAGES AND BILINGUAL ISSUES 1 0%
STATISTICS 9 1%
THEATER AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES 5 1%
URBAN STUDIES 6 1%

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

Yes 793 83%
No 162 17%

In which major do you expect to graduate?

 NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN 7 4%
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES - PLAN B: HUMANITIES CONCENTRATION 1 1%
AMERICAN STUDIES 6 4%
ANTHROPOLOGY 3 2%
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 5 3%
ARCHITECTURE 1 1%
ASIAN STUDIES 1 1%
ASIAN STUDIES - AREA 1: CHINA 1 1%
ASTROPHYSICS 1 1%
BIOENGINEERING 2 1%
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3 2%
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 1 1%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 2 1%
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 1 1%
CHEMISTRY (L&S) 1 1%
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 1 1%
COGNITIVE SCIENCE 2 1%
COMPUTER SCIENCE (L&S) 2 1%
CONSERVATION & RESOURCE STD 1 1%
DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 2 1%
ECONOMICS 15 9%
ELECTRICAL ENGR & COMPUTER SCI 1 1%
ENGINEERING PHYSICS 1 1%
ENGLISH 6 4%
ENV SCI & POLICY MANAGEMENT 1 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL ECON & POLICY (College of Natural Resources) 2 1%
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CNR) 1 1%
EPS:  GEOLOGY 1 1%
GEOGRAPHY 1 1%
GERMAN 1 1%
HISTORY 4 3%
HISTORY OF ART 2 1%
INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY 1 1%
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 6 4%
JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1 1%
LEGAL STUDIES 4 3%
LINGUISTICS 5 3%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 2: GENETICS 1 1%
MCELLBI, PLAN I, EMPHASIS 3: IMMUNOLOGY 1 1%
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 4 3%
MEDIA STUDIES 2 1%
MICROBIAL BIOLOGY 1 1%
MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY 1 1%
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY 1 1%
MUSIC 1 1%
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 1 1%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK I: PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM 1 1%
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES - TRACK II: DIETETICS 1 1%
PHILOSOPHY 3 2%
PHYSICS 2 1%
POL ECON OF INDUSTRIAL SOC 2 1%
POLITICAL ECONOMY 2 1%
POLITICAL SCIENCE 6 4%
PSYCHOLOGY 6 4%
RHETORIC 6 4%
SOCIAL WELFARE (L&S) 1 1%
SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT 3 2%
SOCIOLOGY 10 6%
SOUTH & SE ASIAN STUDIES 1 1%
SPANISH - OPTION D: HISPANIC LANGUAGES AND BILINGUAL ISSUES 1 1%
STATISTICS 3 2%
URBAN STUDIES 1 1%

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

 YesNo
Intellectual curiosity 937 23
98% 2%
Leads to a high paying job 533 425
56% 44%
Prepares me for a fulfilling career 900 60
94% 6%
Complements desire to study abroad 489 462
51% 49%
Parental desires 209 743
22% 78%
Easy requirements 155 796
16% 84%
Allows time for other activities 360 592
38% 62%
Provides international opportunities 665 290
70% 30%
Prestige 532 418
56% 44%
Interest in subject area 945 14
99% 1%
Prepares me for graduate/professional school 794 156
84% 16%
Other 113 574
16% 84%

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