• Data on Second Majors in Language and Literature, 2001–13

    Author(s):
    Doug Steward (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Teaching of language
    Item Type:
    Report
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63W2S
    Abstract:
    In some fields—notably, foreign languages—second majors make up an unusually large share of the students receiving degrees. If we compare the number of second majors in a field with the number of first majors, we see that second majors range from 3%–5% of the number of first majors in fields like communication and psychology to 10%–16% in economics and mathematics but jump to significantly higher percentages in foreign languages. In 2001 the number of second majors in foreign languages was 28.0% of the number of first majors, and it increased to 38.6% in 2013.
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