Nine out of 10 parents of elementary and middle school students want their children to study “science” such as medicine or engineering, according to a new survey.
According to the Jongno Institute, which conducted an online survey of 1,395 people, including 676 parents of elementary school students and 719 parents of middle school students, on March 16 and 17, 88.2 percent said they want their children to pursue science.
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The most popular majors among parents who wanted to pursue science were medicine (medical, dental, and pharmacy) at 49.7%, followed by engineering at 40.2%. Only 10.1% wanted to study purely natural sciences.
In particular, parents of elementary school students preferred medical majors (52.3%), which was higher than parents of middle school students (47.0%).
55.0% believe that medical majors will become more popular in the future, while only 9.8% believe they will decline in popularity.
In contrast, most (78.3%) expected the once-popular liberal arts colleges to decline in popularity, while the Army, Navy, Air Force, and police academies were also more likely to decline in popularity (30% each) than to increase in popularity (10% each).
In the sciences, medical schools (44.0%), including those in rural areas, were the most preferred, followed by SNU College of Science (20.5%) and KAIST (18.8%).
In the liberal arts, the most preferred majors were media majors such as broadcasting and journalism (35.2%), followed by commerce (26.5%) and social sciences (19.1%).
“The proportion of liberal arts students is expected to fall into the 40s for the first time in this year’s College Aptitude Test, but the preference for the sciences is stronger as you go down to elementary and middle school students,” said Lim Sung-ho, CEO of Jongno Academy. “As the liberal arts imbalance may deepen, policies are needed to support excellent liberal arts students.”