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Why Science Majors Change Their Minds

After the inspiring experience of their high school science classes, college students pursuing STEM disciplines seem to be discovering a sober truth in college: This stuff is hard.

According to studies, approximately 40% of college students starting out in STEM disciplines schange majors or fail to get any degree. As UCLA professor Mitchell J. Chang says, "We’re losing an alarming proportion of our nation’s science talent once the students get to college; it's not just a K-12 preparation issue."

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