College students who have dual majors are “more apt than their single-majoring peers to think both integratively and creatively,” reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The study surveyed students at nine institutions, including Dartmouth, about their “academic choices, motivations, and measures of creative thinking and achievement,” writes the Chronicle. The article points out that while 9 percent of students at U.S. colleges and universities have dual majors, the percentage within the study’s sample group was higher, with 19 percent of students double-majoring.
“Double majors give students the opportunity to build bridges between domains of knowledge, and many students travel those bridges regularly,” a co-author of the report tells the Chronicle.
Read the full story, published 3/15/13 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.