Grouping students into seven academic disciplines, the study shows wide differences in the number of hours they put into schoolwork outside the classroom. Among students concentrating in engineering, 42 percent say they spend at least 20 hours per week on such study, well ahead of any other group.
They are followed, in descending order, by students studying physical sciences, biological sciences, arts and humanities, education and social sciences.
Business majors ranked last, with 19 percent saying they spend 20 hours or more each week on schoolwork.
As the hours spent studying decline, the hours given to other duties increase.
Business majors spend the most time at paying jobs, averaging 16 hours a week, while engineering students spend the least, 9 hours. Education and business majors also have the heaviest family responsibilities.
IF YOU ADD THE STUDY HOURS AND THE WORK HOURS FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS, THEY ARE AT THE TOP.
AND SINCE THEY LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS ON THE JOB, I THINK THIS IS FAIR.