Majors & Minors

Fall 2015 Declared Majors, Declared Minors & Summary Table



 MAJORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 904  895  1,799  67  89  156 
 Declared Students 392 
403 
795 
65 
87 
152 
 % of total enrollment 43.4%  45.0%  44.2%  97.0%  97.8%  97.4% 
 Undeclared Students 512 
492 
1,004 



 % of total enrollment 56.6%  55.0%  55.8%  3.0%  2.2%  2.6% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 100 
129 
229 
27 
38 
65 
 % of declared students 25.5%  32.0%  28.8%  41.5%  43.7%  42.8% 
  Art History 12 
  % of declared students 1.0%  2.0%  1.5%  1.5%  0.0%  0.7% 
  Art History and Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History and Visual Arts
  % of declared students 0.8%  1.0%  0.9%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Classical Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classical Studies
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.2%  0.4%  1.5%  1.1%  1.3% 
  Classics
  % of declared students 1.0%  1.0%  1.0%  3.1%  0.0%  1.3% 
  English 17  31  48  12 
  % of declared students 4.3%  7.7%  6.0%  4.6%  10.3%  7.9% 
  English and Theater
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  French 13  16 
  % of declared students 0.8%  3.2%  2.0%  3.1%  6.9%  5.3% 
  German 13 
  % of declared students 1.5%  1.7%  1.6%  1.5%  3.4%  2.6% 
  History 24  13  37  12 
  % of declared students 6.1%  3.2%  4.7%  7.7%  8.0%  7.9% 
  Music 11 
  % of declared students 2.0%  0.7%  1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Philosophy
  % of declared students 1.5%  0.2%  0.9%  1.5%  2.3%  2.0% 
  Religion
  % of declared students 1.0%  1.0%  1.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.7% 
  Romance Languages
  % of declared students 0.8%  1.0%  0.9%  7.7%  1.1%  3.9% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Spanish 14  20 
  % of declared students 1.5%  3.5%  2.5%  4.6%  5.7%  5.3% 
  Visual Arts 17  23 
  % of declared students 1.5%  4.2%  2.9%  3.1%  2.3%  2.6% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Mathematics 196 
192 
388  23 
24 
47 
 % of declared students 50.0%  47.6%  48.8%  35.4%  27.6%  30.9% 
  Biochemistry 24  17  41 
  % of declared students 6.1%  4.2%  5.2%  6.2%  3.4%  4.6% 
  Biology 28  44  72 
  % of declared students 7.1%  10.9%  9.1%  7.7%  3.4%  5.3% 
  Chemical Physics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.2%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Chemistry 14  12  26 
  % of declared students 3.6%  3.0%  3.3%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Computer Science 27  12  39  10 
  % of declared students 6.9%  3.0%  4.9%  6.2%  6.9%  6.6% 
  Computer Science and Mathematics
  % of declared students 0.8%  0.7%  0.8%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science 14  31  45 
  % of declared students 3.6%  7.7%  5.7%  3.1%  5.7%  4.6% 
  Mathematics 45  27  72 
  % of declared students 11.5%  6.7%  9.1%  7.7%  3.4%  5.3% 
  Neuroscience 18  36  54 
  % of declared students 4.6%  8.9%  6.8%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Physics 23  32 
  % of declared students 5.9%  2.2%  4.0%  4.6%  2.3%  3.3% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 206 
175 
381 
33 
49 
82 
 % of declared students 52.6%  43.4%  47.9%  50.8%  56.3%  53.9% 
  Anthropology 17  22 
  % of declared students 1.3%  4.2%  2.8%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Economics 95  27  122  11  10  21 
  % of declared students 24.2%  6.7%  15.3%  16.9%  11.5%  13.8% 
  Government 89  75  164  16  20  36 
  % of declared students 22.7%  18.6%  20.6%  24.6%  23.0%  23.7% 
  Psychology 26  34  10 
  % of declared students 2.0%  6.5%  4.3%  4.6%  8.0%  6.6% 
  Sociology 30  39  10  13 
  % of declared students 2.3%  7.4%  4.9%  4.6%  11.5%  8.6% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 34 
60 
94 

14  22 
 % of declared students 8.7%  14.9%  11.8%  12.3%  16.1%  14.5% 
  Africana Studies 11  14 
  % of declared students 0.8%  2.7%  1.8%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Asian Studies 12 
  % of declared students 1.3%  1.7%  1.5%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Environmental Studies * 18  29  47  11 
  % of declared students 4.6%  7.2%  5.9%  9.2%  5.7%  7.2% 
  Eurasian and East European Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.7% 
  Gender and Women's Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.7%  0.9%  1.5%  3.4%  2.6% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.8%  1.0%  0.9%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Mathematics and Economics
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.2%  0.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics and Education
  % of declared students 0.8%  0.2%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Student-Designed
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 

* Environmental Studies is offered only as a coordinate major.

Fall 2015 - Declared Minors

 MINORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 904 
895 
1,799 
67 
89 
156 
 Declared Students 208 
235 
443 
41 
49 
90 
 % of total enrollment 23.0%  26.3%  24.6%  61.2%  55.1%  57.7% 
 Undeclared Students 696 
660 
1,356 
26 
40 
66 
 % of total enrollment 77.0%  73.7%  75.4%  38.8%  44.9%  42.3% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 65 
85 
150 
17 
18 
35 
 % of declared students 31.3%  36.2%  33.9%  41.5%  36.7%  38.9% 
  Art History 10 
  % of declared students 1.0%  3.4%  2.3%  0.0%  2.0%  1.1% 
  Cinema Studies 17 
  % of declared students 4.3%  3.4%  3.8%  2.4%  4.1%  3.3% 
  Classics-Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics-Classical Studies
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.4%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics-Classics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics-Greek
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics-Latin
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.4%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Dance
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.9%  0.7%  4.9%  0.0%  2.2% 
  English 10 
  % of declared students 1.9%  2.6%  2.3%  2.4%  4.1%  3.3% 
  French
  % of declared students 1.9%  2.1%  2.0%  4.9%  0.0%  2.2% 
  German
  % of declared students 2.4%  0.9%  1.6%  2.4%  4.1%  3.3% 
  History 16 
  % of declared students 4.3%  3.0%  3.6%  7.3%  2.0%  4.4% 
  Italian 11 
  % of declared students 2.4%  2.6%  2.5%  0.0%  2.0%  1.1% 
  Music 11 
  % of declared students 3.8%  1.3%  2.5%  2.4%  2.0%  2.2% 
  Philosophy
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.0%  0.5%  4.9%  2.0%  3.3% 
  Religion
  % of declared students 1.4%  0.9%  1.1%  2.4%  2.0%  2.2% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Spanish 11  19 
  % of declared students 3.8%  4.7%  4.3%  4.9%  6.1%  5.6% 
  Theater
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.3%  0.7%  0.0%  4.1%  2.2% 
  Visual Arts 20  23 
  % of declared students 1.4%  8.5%  5.2%  2.4%  2.0%  2.2% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Mathematics 50 
40 
90 

13 
 % of declared students 24.0%  17.0%  20.3%  17.1%  12.2%  14.4% 
  Biology 12 
  % of declared students 1.4%  3.8%  2.7%  2.4%  0.0%  1.1% 
  Chemistry 16 
  % of declared students 3.4%  3.8%  3.6%  2.4%  4.1%  3.3% 
  Computer Science 12  17 
  % of declared students 5.8%  2.1%  3.8%  2.4%  4.1%  3.3% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.3%  1.4%  2.4%  0.0%  1.1% 
  Mathematics 20  13  33 
  % of declared students 9.6%  5.5%  7.4%  7.3%  4.1%  5.6% 
  Physics
  % of declared students 2.4%  0.4%  1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 77  90 
167 
12  22 
34 
 % of declared students 37.0%  38.3%  37.7%  29.3%  44.9%  37.8% 
  Anthropology 11 
  % of declared students 1.9%  3.0%  2.5%  0.0%  2.0%  1.1% 
  Economics 22  11  33 
  % of declared students 10.6%  4.7%  7.4%  9.8%  8.2%  8.9% 
  Economics and Finance
  % of declared students 1.4%  0.0%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Education Studies 10  28  38  12 
  % of declared students 4.8%  11.9%  8.6%  7.3%  18.4%  13.3% 
  Government 21  30 
  % of declared students 10.1%  3.8%  6.8%  7.3%  6.1%  6.7% 
  Psychology 12 
  % of declared students 1.9%  3.4%  2.7%  2.4%  0.0%  1.1% 
  Sociology 10  18 
  % of declared students 3.8%  4.3%  4.1%  2.4%  6.1%  4.4% 
  Teaching 17  22 
  % of declared students 2.4%  7.2%  5.0%  0.0%  4.1%  2.2% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 16 
20 
36 



 % of declared students 7.7%  8.5%  8.1%  12.2%  6.1%  8.9% 
  Africana Studies
  % of declared students 1.4%  0.9%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Asian Studies
  % of declared students 2.9%  0.9%  1.8%  2.4%  0.0%  1.1% 
  Asian Studies-Chinese
  % of declared students 1.0%  1.7%  1.4%  7.3%  4.1%  5.6% 
  Asian Studies-Japanese
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.4%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Environmental Studies
  % of declared students 1.0%  1.3%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Gay and Lesbian Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  2.4%  0.0%  1.1% 
  Gender and Women's Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  2.6%  1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.9%  0.7%  0.0%  2.0%  1.1% 

SUMMARY TABLE

Fall 2015 - Top Ten Declared Majors

1. Government, 200
2. Economics, 143
3. Biology, 80
3. Mathematics, 80
5. English, 60
6. Environmental Studies, 58
7. Neuroscience, 55
8. Earth and Oceanographic Science, 52
8. Sociology, 52
10. Computer Science, 49
10. History, 49

Of the 1,955 students studying in residence and off campus, 947 (48.4%) have declared a major as of Fall 2015. Of these 947 students, 586 (61.9%) have declared a single major; 58 (6.1%) have declared a coordinate major (Environmental Studies in addition to another major); and 303 (32.0%) have declared a double major.


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Last Update: October 16, 2015
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