Date of Award

2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology

Abstract

This thesis examines how students from different socioeconomic backgrounds end up in their professional or liberal arts majors. Using interviews with undergraduate students, it illuminates how their cultural, social, and financial resources color their understandings of the role of higher education in their own lives, their preferences and assumptions about liberal arts and professional fields, their perceptions of the options available to them, and their approach to enrolling in college and completing their majors.

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