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Where Have All The English Majors Gone?

HigherEd Industry News January 26, 2015 - Inside Higher Ed

Humanities advocates sometimes dispute data about declining numbers of majors in their disciplines: they don’t always reflect double majors, or overall enrollment in courses, or the diversity of majors now available to students (compared to the past). But data on the number of English majors at the University of Maryland at College Park – down some 40 percent in a little more than three years – are pretty hard to dispute. What happened?