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The Science of College: Navigating the First Year and Beyond

Patricia S. Herzog, Casey T. Harris, Shauna A. Morimoto, Shane W. Barker, Jill G. Wheeler, A. Justin Barnum, and Terrance L. Boyd


This book aids entering college students—and the people who support college students—in navigating college successfully. In an environment of information overload, where bad advice abounds, this book offers readers practical tips and guidance. The up-to-date recommendations in this book are based upon real students, sound social science research, and the collective experiences of faculty, lecturers, advisors, and student support staff. The central thesis of the book is that the transition to adulthood is a complex process, and college is pivotal to this experience. This book seeks to help youn ... More

Keywords: social change, life course, emerging adulthood, higher education, student success, first-year experiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190934507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190934507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia S. Herzog, author
Melvin Simon Chair and Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University

Casey T. Harris, author
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Co-director, Center for Social Research, University of Arkansas

Shauna A. Morimoto, author
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Arkansas