Fewer students choose difficult science subjects (such as mathematics and philosophy) in university in many countries? Some say more government money should be invested in teaching science rather than other subjects for the country to develop and progress. Others believe these subjects should be optional rather than compulsory. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
That fewer than necessary students volunteer to engage in science subjects in college seems to be an increasingly widespread problem. As far as I am concerned, a less promising career and course difficulty are responsible for this case.
In the past, for a graduate, science subjects mean a promising career with large amounts of money and enough opportunities to promote. However, this is no longer the case. Due to the development of economy and globalization, now art subjects like marketing and managing are more important than ever for companies. As a result, no longer offering a tempting future vocation is the fundamental cause of this phenomenon.
Another significant factor contributing to this issue is that students regard science subjects as more difficult disciplines than art subjects. For example, in the United States of America, undergraduates majored in physics or other scientific majors have to learn compulsory courses like calculus, but art students are free to study such courses or not. So, difficulty of science subjects is the reason accountable for this problem.
Certainly, this case is causing some pessimistic effects to the society. As we all know, the development of science and technology depends on large quantity of labor and wisdom. Too few students studying knowledge of science may result in underdevelopment in those fields of science. What’s more, fewer graduates from scientific background may make science firms difficult to employ appropriate workers. Thus, a lack of human resources in those companies may be a curse that cannot be avoided. On the other hand, too many candidates in art field waiting for jobs will face much fiercer competition. And some art graduates are probable to swallow unemployment because of the distribution of undergraduates in different subjects, which is out of balance.
To sum up, several factors lead to the issue that not enough students choose to study in science subjects in university. And the negative influences of this trend are too severe to be neglected.