One reason why men and women differ in major choice is because they simply have different preferences. For example, men would rather work with inorganic materials while women prefer to work with living things and mathematically gifted women are more likely than mathematically gifted men to have strong verbal abilities, giving them a wider range of career choices.
Do Women Really Want Equality?
Nikita Coulombe

I believe another reason for this preference is that women more easily see the connectedness in all things, whereas men see only the parts. I’ve analysed this from the perspective of left-vs-right brain thinking, but the same is true of men and women.

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