It turns out that the differences between college majors extend beyond subject matter and future salary.
An article appearing today on the Inside Higher Ed website reports that specific types of majors boost brainpower more than others. And the ones with the biggest mental payoffs are not the ones you would expect.
Recent research has found that educations in foreign languages and the social sciences boost critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills to a greater degree than do educations in the natural sciences.
To learn more about the majors that will make you smarter—and the ones that won’t—check out the full article on Inside Higher Ed.