News FocusUndergraduate Education

Undergraduate Data Show a Shift, Not a Decline, in Interest

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2467
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2467

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text


Amid all the hand-wringing about the declining interest in science among U.S. students, one significant fact has been largely ignored: Undergraduates today are just as likely to earn bachelor's degrees in the sciences as they were when Jimmy Carter was president.