VARIABLE NAME: First_Concentration

DESCRIPTOR: First Concentration

DEFINITION: Used for identifying a student's first concentration within the degree program that totals at least 18 credit hours of coursework. Unlike a minor, a first concentration requires CHE approval. First Concentrations that total less than 18 hours of coursework do not require CHE approval and are not carried on the students' records.

VALUES: See the Concentration Codes spreadsheet.


SOURCE: USC Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Files

EXAMPLE: To select students with an area of emphasis in Japanese within the Professional Masters of Business program, type First_Concentration='M855' in the WHERE statement.