For Amanda Soland, a junior at Baylor University, there really was no question about what to declare as her major - she fell in love with forensic science last spring when she took a course on crime-scene investigation.
She had been pre-med. Now her focus is on catching criminals and helping victims' families.
Forensic science has become so popular at Baylor that the school in Waco, Texas, has had to set up a grade-point-average minimum and cap the number of students who major in it.
Other fields of study that have seen a new surge of life are criminal justice, nursing, religious studies, and, at several schools, even accounting.
Driven by corporate …