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There has been a decrease in student history majors at Ithaca College and nationwide. Pearl Ponce, chair of the Department of History, said the increase of STEM courses, the 2008 recession and the misconception of lack of job security in the history field contribute to the decline.

History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing writer September 25, 2016
Student enrollment in the history major at Ithaca College has decreased by more than half in the last five years, following a national trend in the decrease of history majors nationwide.
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