By Janeth Jaimes |Staff Writer|
I believe adding more majors at CSUSB will allow students to have more options to explore career opportunities and educational networks.
The increase in majors would give students a chance to explore different perspectives from an array of subjects.
“We definitely need to add majors to give students opportunities to expand their knowledge,” said Communication Studies professor Basemeh Rihan.
Fortunately, the human organization concentration that I was interested in was offered here, but we should try to accommodate prospective and current students who’s majors are not offered.
“I personally would like more engineering majors and some other technical majors too,” said CSUSB student Jesus Arcos.
Arcos also said that adding more majors will allow students to have more field opportunities to select from.
While many students could always look for a different college or university that offers their desired major, this option could pose difficulties for lower income students.
Unfortunately, not many majors are offered at CSU’s.
If we add more majors, it can welcome more students from many different backgrounds, both academically and culturally.
Having a rich diversity of majors available on campus will foster a comfortable environment, providing new ideologies for students from different cultural backgrounds.
However, while adding more majors will allow for more students to attend CSUSB, it can also cause overcrowding.
CSUSB has declared campus-wide impaction for 2015-2016, according to the CSUSB Admissions and Records offices.
Eligible applicants from high schools and community colleges located within CSUSB’s defined local area will be admitted based on the standard CSU system-wide admission requirements.
The amount of students attending a CSU can also affect the number of students each major can have, because some majors are very impacted and have more requirements.
Criminal justice, kinesiology, pre-physical therapy, nursing and social work are the five majors that are impacted and have higher requirements, according to CSUSB Admissions and Records offices.
Increasing the number of majors may impact the admission of students but it can also benefit the future workforce.
Rihan also said that it will expand the job market because many jobs now require multiple skills.
Also, if additional majors are added requirements might change and it can become more challenging to be accepted into CSUs.
Cristina Constantino, a dual major in Spanish and English said that many other students attend schools outside of their region in order to find a school where their interest is.
“We should add more majors related to the medical health field and more foreign language,” continued Constantino.
We should add more majors while being aware of overcrowding, as well as demand higher requirements for acceptance.