Honors Projects


Mahra CroneFollow


America is facing a serious mental health crisis, which may be an effect of increased chronic stress. Students, in particular, are vulnerable to this hazard as most face a moderate to extreme amount of stress. The programs which colleges and universities have put into place are outdated. Ineffective treatment of mental health crises leads to disastrous consequences. The present study analyzed the effects of major and grade level on stress level and sources of stress for undergraduate universities at both a large, public university and a small, private college. The author found that a student’s grade level and choice of major both significantly affect their sources of stress. Further research would support the implementation of new programs at colleges and universities to address the diversity of their students’ stressors.



First Advisor

Dr. Meredith Gilbertson

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Mr. Jay Jones

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Winter 12-9-2019