Consider the environment/space of higher education in the United States today.
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Consider the environment/space of higher education in the United States today. It is dominated by organizations

like UC Berkeley which follow a generalist strategy—offering a wide variety of courses of study (majors) for students with widely varying interests. Most students major in a mathematical/physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, or humanities field. But, a persistent minority of students pursue "niche", multidisciplinary majors like environmental studies, peace and conflict studies, or media studies.

In this current environment, we would be unlikely to see the birth of specialized undergraduate colleges that focus on one of the niche, multidisciplinary fields like those mentioned above—they would be unable to compete with generalist colleges and universities. Explain what the properties of the higher education space in the U.S. would have to be if we were to see the emergence of such specialist organizations, at some point in the future.

Note that you are being asked to describe a hypothetical higher education environment/space, so we are not looking for exacting detail in your explanations. However, you should provide enough at least conceptual explanation to convey a convincing understanding of the relevant elements of the population ecology perspective.

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