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Athletes' majors tend to cluster - away from STEM

stemitstemit 1 replies2 discussionsRegistered User New Member
Every so often questions are posed about how academics and athletics really mix. While there is anecdotal evidence that the time commitment of D1 athletics impact the ability of an athlete to major in STEM areas, at Princeton a quick and dirty study opines that athletes tend to cluster in majors, and those majors are NOT in the STEM area.

Playings sports, choosing concentrations - The Daily Princetonian

At other schools, in a study of football players, the AP found majors also tended to cluster away from STEM areas.

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2011-09-05/athletes-sticking-together-classes
edited May 2013 in Athletic Recruits
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