An Examination of the College Major Decisions of Students at the University of Mississippi

Evans, Jonathan P. (2016) An Examination of the College Major Decisions of Students at the University of Mississippi. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Mark Van Boening from Economics, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Factors such as socio-economic status affect students’ level of educational aspiration. Furthermore, major (and thus career choice) may be influenced by race or gender. This study demonstrates the effects of academic aptitude, race, gender, first generation status, and importance of expected future earnings on undergraduate students’ college major decision. More specifically, this study examines if these factors lead to an increase or decrease in the probability of students choosing a major in a specific field. The likelihood of choosing a major in a specific field is relative a baseline category, which can be changed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Evans, Jonathan P.
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Economics
Thesis Advisor: Mark Van Boening
Thesis Advisor's Department: Economics
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Jonathan Evans
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 18:03
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 18:03
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/675

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