Majors & Minors

Fall 2017 Declared Majors, Declared Minors & Summary Table



 MAJORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 908  908  1,816  74  85  159 
 Declared Students 415  392  807 
74  85  159 
 % of total enrollment 45.7%  43.2%  44.4%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0% 
 Undeclared Students 493  516  1,009 
 % of total enrollment 54.3%  56.8%  55.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 104  133  237  24  33  57 
 % of declared students 25.1%  33.9%  29.4%  32.4%  38.8%  35.8% 
  Art History 13  15  
  % of declared students 0.5%  3.3%  1.9%  0.0%  1.2%  0.6% 
  Art History and Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History and Visual Arts
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classical Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classical Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.8%  0.6%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Education * 19  27 
  % of declared students 1.9%  4.8%  3.3%  5.4%  2.4%  3.8% 
  English 23  30  10 
  % of declared students 1.7%  5.9%  3.7%  4.1%  8.2%  6.3% 
  English and Theater
  % of declared students 0.7%  0.5%  0.6%  0.0%  1.2%  0.6% 
  Francophone Studies 10  12  22 
  % of declared students 2.4%  3.1%  2.7%  1.4%  3.5%  2.5% 
  German 11 
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.3%  1.4%  1.4%  0.0%  0.6% 
  Hispanic Studies 15  23  11 
  % of declared students 1.9%  3.8%  2.9%  5.4%  8.2%  6.9% 
  History 28  24  52  15 
  % of declared students 6.7%  6.1%  6.4%  12.2%  7.1%  9.4% 
  Italian Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music
  % of declared students 1.4%  0.3%  0.9%  2.7%  1.2%  1.9% 
  Performance Arts
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  1.2%  0.6% 
  Philosophy 10  13 
  % of declared students 2.4%  0.8%  1.6%  1.4%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Religion 14 
  % of declared students 1.2%  2.3%  1.7%  0.0%  3.5%  1.9% 
  Romance Languages and Lits
  % of declared students 0.7%  1.3%  1.0%  1.4%  0.0%  0.6% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.3%  0.2%  0.0%  2.4%  1.3% 
  Visual Arts 11  19 
  % of declared students 1.9%  2.8%  2.4%  0.0%  1.2%  0.6% 
             
 Natural Science and Mathematics 187  159  346  32  23  55 
 % of declared students 45.1%  40.6%  42.9%  43.2%  27.1%  34.6% 
  Biochemistry 19  20  39 
  % of declared students 4.6%  5.1%  4.8%  0.0%  3.5%  1.9% 
  Biology 24  34  58 
  % of declared students 5.8%  8.7%  7.2%  4.1%  5.9%  5.0% 
  Chemical Physics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Chemistry 10  18 
  % of declared students 2.4%  2.0%  2.2%  1.4%  3.5%  2.5% 
  Computer Science 47  18  65 
  % of declared students 11.3%  4.6%  8.1%  6.8%  2.4%  4.4% 
  Computer Science and Mathematics
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.8%  0.5%  2.7%  1.2%  1.9% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science 10  18  28 
  % of declared students 2.4%  4.6%  3.5%  4.1%  2.4%  3.1% 
  Mathematics 56  36  92  16  18 
  % of declared students 13.5%  9.2%  11.4%  21.6%  2.4%  11.3% 
  Neuroscience 19  33  52 
  % of declared students 4.6%  8.4%  6.4%  2.7%  4.7%  3.8% 
  Physics 26  33 
  % of declared students 6.3%  1.8%  4.1%  8.1%  1.2%  4.4% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 198  164  362  35  39  74 
 % of declared students 47.7%  41.8%  44.9%  47.3%  45.9%  46.5% 
  Anthropology
  % of declared students 0.2%  1.8%  1.0%  2.7%  2.4%  2.5% 
  Economics 86  35  121  12  20 
  % of declared students 20.7%  8.9%  15.0%  16.2%  9.4%  12.6% 
  Government and Legal Studies 99  70  169  22  20  42 
  % of declared students 23.9%  17.9%  20.9%  29.7%  23.5%  26.4% 
  Psychology 10  41  51  10  10 
  % of declared students 2.4%  10.5%  6.3%  0.0%  11.8%  6.3% 
  Sociology 13  29  42 
  % of declared students 3.1%  7.4%  5.2%  1.4%  2.4%  1.9% 
             
 Interdepartmental Majors
 % of declared students 1.0%  1.0%  1.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics and Economics
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.5%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics and Education
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.5%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Physics and Education
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 42  60  102  21  29 
 % of declared students 10.1%  15.3%  12.6%  10.8%  24.7%  18.2% 
  Africana Studies 10  18 
  % of declared students 1.9%  2.6%  2.2%  0.0%  2.4%  1.3% 
  Asian Studies 14 
  % of declared students 2.2%  1.3%  1.7%  5.4%  4.7%  5.0% 
  Environmental Studies * 20  29  49  10  14 
  % of declared students 4.8%  7.4%  6.1%  5.4%  11.8%  8.8% 
  Gender and Women's Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.5%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Gender, Sexuality and Women's St 13  15 
  % of declared students 0.5%  3.3%  1.9%  1.4%  4.7%  3.1% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.7%  0.3%  0.5%  0.0%  1.2%  0.6% 
  Student-Designed
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.0%  2.4%  1.3% 

* Education and Environmental Studies are offered only as coordinates majors that must be combined with another major.

Fall 2017 - Declared Minors

 
 MINORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 908  908  1,816  74  85  159 
 Declared Students 169  196  365  37  43  80 
 % of total enrollment 18.6%  21.6%  20.1%  50.0%  50.6%  50.3% 
 Undeclared Students 739  712  1,451 37  42  79 
 % of total enrollment 81.4%  78.4%  79.9%  50.0%  49.4%  49.7% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 65  97  162  15  20  35 
 % of declared students 38.5%  49.5%  44.4%  40.5%  46.5%  43.8% 
  Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.6%  1.0%  0.8%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History
  % of declared students 1.2%  2.0%  1.6%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Chinese
  % of declared students 3.0%  0.5%  1.6%  0.0%  7.0%  3.8% 
  Classical Studies
  % of declared students 1.2%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Classics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Dance
  % of declared students 0.0%  2.0%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Education 17  23 
  % of declared students 3.6%  8.7%  6.3%  0.0%  11.6%  6.3% 
  English 14 
  % of declared students 3.6%  4.1%  3.8%  2.7%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Francophone Studies
  % of declared students 1.2%  3.6%  2.5%  8.1%  4.7%  6.3% 
  German
  % of declared students 1.2%  3.1%  2.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Greek
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Hispanic Studies 11  14 
  % of declared students 1.8%  5.6%  3.8%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  History 10  16 
  % of declared students 5.9%  3.1%  4.4%  10.8%  7.0%  8.8% 
  Italian Studies
  % of declared students 1.2%  2.0%  1.6%  5.4%  0.0%  2.5% 
  Japanese
  % of declared students 2.4%  0.5%  1.4%  2.7%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Latin
  % of declared students 1.2%  0.5%  0.8%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music 11 
  % of declared students 3.6%  2.6%  3.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music Performance
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Philosophy
  % of declared students 3.0%  1.5%  2.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Religion
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.5%  0.8%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.5%  0.3%  2.7%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Theater
  % of declared students 1.2%  2.0%  1.6%  8.1%  0.0%  3.8% 
  Visual Arts 14 
  % of declared students 3.0%  4.6%  3.8%  0.0%  9.3%  5.0% 
             
 Natural Science and Mathematics 43  30  73  15 
 % of declared students 25.4%  15.3%  20.0%  16.2%  20.9%  18.8% 
  Biology
  % of declared students 1.8%  2.0%  1.9%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Chemistry
  % of declared students 2.4%  1.5%  1.9%  2.7%  2.3%  2.5% 
  Computer Science 15  20 
  % of declared students 8.9%  2.6%  5.5%  2.7%  4.7%  3.8% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science
  % of declared students 1.8%  2.0%  1.9%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics 16  14  30 
  % of declared students 9.5%  7.1%  8.2%  5.4%  11.6%  8.8% 
  Physics
  % of declared students 1.2%  0.0%  0.5%  5.4%  0.0%  2.5% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 46  44  90  11  18 
 % of declared students 27.2%  22.4%  24.7%  29.7%  16.3%  22.5% 
  Anthropology
  % of declared students 0.0%  2.6%  1.4%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Economics 20  10  30 
  % of declared students 11.8%  5.1%  8.2%  18.9%  0.0%  8.8% 
  Economics and Finance
  % of declared students 0.6%  0.5%  0.5%  2.7%  2.3%  2.5% 
  Government and Legal Studies 16  22 
  % of declared students 9.5%  3.1%  6.0%  8.1%  4.7%  6.3% 
  Psychology 10  17 
  % of declared students 4.1%  5.1%  4.7%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Sociology 12  14 
  % of declared students 1.2%  6.1%  3.8%  0.0%  7.0%  3.8% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 15  25  40  12 
 % of declared students 8.9%  12.8%  11.0%  13.5%  16.3%  15.0% 
  Africana Studies
  % of declared students 2.4%  2.0%  2.2%  8.1%  2.3%  5.0% 
  Asian Studies
  % of declared students 0.6%  2.0%  1.4%  2.7%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Cinema Studies
  % of declared students 3.0%  1.5%  2.2%  0.0%  7.0%  3.8% 
  Environmental Studies
  % of declared students 1.2%  1.5%  1.4%  2.7%  2.3%  2.5% 
  Gender, Sexuality and Women's St 10 
  % of declared students 1.2%  4.1%  2.7%  0.0%  4.7%  2.5% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.6%  1.5%  1.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 

SUMMARY TABLE

Fall 2017 - Top Ten Declared Majors

1. Government and Legal Studies, 211
2. Economics, 141
3. Mathematics, 110
4. Computer Science, 72
5. History, 67
6. Biology, 66
7. Environmental Studies *, 63
8. Psychology, 61
9. Neuroscience, 58
10. Sociology, 45

Of the 1,975 students studying in residence and off campus, 966 (48.9%) have declared a major as of Fall 2017. Of these 966 students, 550 (56.9%) have declared a single major; 96 (9.9%) have declared a coordinate major (Education or Environmental Studies in addition to another major); and 320 (33.1%) have declared a double major.


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Last Update: June 29, 2018
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