Connection Between Intended Academic Major and Involvement on Campus
Similar research has been done on this topic. In 2000, Gary Pike conducted a survey among first year college students at an unspecified college in the Midwest. Subjects were given a survey that identified their personality types, intended major, and expectations of their college experience. These results were juxtaposed next to each students intended major for comparison, along with other standard demographic data such as age, …show more content…
Out of the 40 students polled, eleven aligned themselves with Chi Beta Chi, six were in Phi Kappa Alpha, six were in Theta Nu, five claimed no club affiliation, four were in Sigma Rho, four were in Xi Chi Delta, and three were in Gamma Tau Omega. The most popular organization outside of social clubs was the Performance Groups. This can potentially be explained by the fact that this option covers a number of groups, including, but not limited to, FHU Band, Chorale, and University Singers. Five other students also reported that they were not involved in any extracurricular activities. We recorded 30 different majors among the 40 subjects. 19 of which reported that they had held at least one previous major prior to the survey.
21 of the students were