A new Georgia State University study suggests that college women majoring in STEM fields are more frequently victims of sexual assault than their non-STEM counterparts.


Within science, technology, engineering and math, the researchers expected that women in male dominated STEM majors (engineering, physics and computer science), would experience more sexual assault than women majoring in non-STEM fields and gender-balanced STEM disciplines (chemistry, math and biology). Surprisingly, the data suggest the opposite is true. Women in gender-balanced STEM majors reported the most sexual violence.