Majors & Minors

Fall 2016 Declared Majors, Declared Minors & Summary Table



 MAJORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 902  904  1,806  62  88  150 
 Declared Students 419 
393 
812 
62 
88 
150 
 % of total enrollment 46.5%  43.5%  45.0%  100.0%  100.0%  100.0% 
 Undeclared Students 483 
511 
994 



 % of total enrollment 53.5%  56.5%  55.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 100 
137 
237 
21 
37 
58 
 % of declared students 23.9%  34.9%  29.2%  33.9%  42.0%  38.7% 
  Art History
  % of declared students 0.5%  1.8%  1.1%  1.6%  5.7%  4.0% 
  Art History and Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History and Visual Arts
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.0%  0.5%  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 0.2%  0.3%  0.2%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics
  % of declared students 1.2%  0.5%  0.9%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Education *
  % of declared students 0.5%  1.5%  1.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  English 12  35  47 
  % of declared students 2.9%  8.9%  5.8%  0.0%  8.0%  4.7% 
  English and Theater
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.3%  0.2%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Francophone Studies 13  21 
  % of declared students 1.9%  3.3%  2.6%  3.2%  4.5%  4.0% 
  German 12 
  % of declared students 1.2%  1.8%  1.5%  4.8%  2.3%  3.3% 
  Hispanic Studies 13  18 
  % of declared students 1.2%  3.3%  2.2%  4.8%  5.7%  5.3% 
  History 25  23  48 
  % of declared students 6.0%  5.9%  5.9%  6.5%  3.4%  4.7% 
  Music
  % of declared students 1.7%  0.3%  1.0%  1.6%  2.3%  2.0% 
  Philosophy 10 
  % of declared students 1.9%  0.5%  1.2%  1.6%  1.1%  1.3% 
  Religion
  % of declared students 0.7%  1.3%  1.0%  1.6%  1.1%  1.3% 
  Romance Languages and Literatures 11 
  % of declared students 1.2%  1.5%  1.4%  4.8%  1.1%  2.7% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Visual Arts 10  10  20 
  % of declared students 2.4%  2.5%  2.5%  3.2%  2.3%  2.7% 
             
 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 217 
174 
391  25 
27 
52 
 % of declared students 51.8%  44.3%  48.2%  40.3%  30.7%  34.7% 
  Biochemistry 28  17  45 
  % of declared students 6.7%  4.3%  5.5%  3.2%  1.1%  2.0% 
  Biology 27  35  62 
  % of declared students 6.4%  8.9%  7.6%  4.8%  5.7%  5.3% 
  Chemical Physics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.3%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Chemistry 12  18 
  % of declared students 2.9%  1.5%  2.2%  3.2%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Computer Science 43  17  60 
  % of declared students 10.3%  4.3%  7.4%  6.5%  4.5%  5.3% 
  Computer Science and Mathematics
  % of declared students 0.7%  1.3%  1.0%  0.0%  2.3%  1.3% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science 13  21  34 
  % of declared students 3.1%  5.3%  4.2%  4.8%  1.1%  2.7% 
  Mathematics 49  29  78  12 
  % of declared students 11.7%  7.4%  9.6%  8.1%  8.0%  8.0% 
  Neuroscience 15  32  47  11 
  % of declared students 3.6%  8.1%  5.8%  6.5%  8.0%  7.3% 
  Physics 27  11  38 
  % of declared students 6.4%  2.8%  4.7%  3.2%  0.0%  1.3% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 206  189  395  33  44  77 
 % of declared students 49.2%  48.1%  48.6%  53.2%  50.0%  51.3% 
  Anthropology 14  16 
  % of declared students 0.5%  3.6%  2.0%  0.0%  3.4%  2.0% 
  Economics 82  38  120  11  17 
  % of declared students 19.6%  9.7%  14.8%  17.7%  6.8%  11.3% 
  Government and Legal Studies 97  71  168  18  18  36 
  % of declared students 23.2%  18.1%  20.7%  29.0%  20.5%  24.0% 
  Psychology 10  35  45  10  12 
  % of declared students 2.4%  8.9%  5.5%  3.2%  11.4%  8.0% 
  Sociology 15  31  46 
  % of declared students 3.6%  7.9%  5.7%  3.2%  8.0%  6.0% 
             
 Interdepartmental Majors




 % of declared students 1.2%  0.5%  0.9%  1.6%  1.1%  1.3% 
  Mathematics and Economics
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.0%  0.5%  1.6%  1.1%  1.3% 
  Mathematics and Education
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.5%  0.4%  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 37 
64 
101 

14  18 
 % of declared students 8.8%  16.3%  12.4%  6.5%  15.9%  12.0% 
  Africana Studies 19  21 
  % of declared students 0.5%  4.8%  2.6%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Asian Studies 10  16 
  % of declared students 2.4%  1.5%  2.0%  1.6%  0.0%  0.7% 
  Environmental Studies * 22  25  47  10 
  % of declared students 5.3%  6.4%  5.8%  3.2%  9.1%  6.7% 
  Eurasian and East European Studies
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.0%  0.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Gender and Women's Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.0%  0.5%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
  % of declared students 0.2%  1.5%  0.9%  1.6%  2.3%  2.0% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.2%  0.5%  0.4%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 
  Student-Designed
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.5%  0.2%  0.0%  1.1%  0.7% 

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

Fall 2016 - Declared Minors

 
 MINORS IN RESIDENCE STUDYING OFF CAMPUS
  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL  MEN  WOMEN  TOTAL 
 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 902  904  1,806  62  88  150 
 Declared Students 207  203  410  20  32  52 
 % of total enrollment 22.9%  22.5%  22.7%  32.3%  36.4%  34.7% 
 Undeclared Students 695  701  1,396  42  56  98 
 % of total enrollment 77.1%  77.5%  77.3%  67.7%  63.6%  65.3% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 81  98  179  20  26 
 % of declared students 39.1%  48.3%  43.7%  30.0%  62.5%  50.0% 
  Archaeology
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.5%  0.2%  5.0%  0.0%  1.9% 
  Art History
  % of declared students 1.0%  2.5%  1.7%  5.0%  3.1%  3.8% 
  Chinese 12 
  % of declared students 2.4%  3.4%  2.9%  10.0%  0.0%  3.8% 
  Classical Studies
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Dance 3
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.5%  1.5%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Education 16  36  52 
  % of declared students 7.7%  17.7%  12.7%  5.0%  6.3%  5.8% 
  English 15 
  % of declared students 4.3%  3.0%  3.7%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Francophone Studies
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.0%  1.2%  0.0%  9.4%  5.8% 
  German
  % of declared students 2.4%  0.5%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Greek
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Hispanic Studies 14 
  % of declared students 3.4%  3.4%  3.4%  0.0%  9.4%  5.8% 
  History 10  14 
  % of declared students 4.8%  2.0%  3.4%  0.0%  6.3%  3.8% 
  Italian Studies
  % of declared students 1.0%  2.0%  1.5%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Japanese
  % of declared students 1.4%  0.0%  0.7%  5.0%  0.0%  1.9% 
  Latin
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Music
  % of declared students 2.9%  1.5%  2.2%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Philosophy
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Religion
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Russian
  % of declared students 0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Theater 0 
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.5%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Visual Arts 13  15 
  % of declared students 1.0%  6.4%  3.7%  0.0%  9.4%  5.8% 
             
 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 53  31  84 
 % of declared students 25.6%  15.3%  20.5%  20.0%  9.4%  13.5% 
  Biology 11 
  % of declared students 1.0%  4.4%  2.7%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Chemistry 12 
  % of declared students 2.9%  3.0%  2.9%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Computer Science 12  16 
  % of declared students 5.8%  2.0%  3.9%  10.0%  3.1%  5.8% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science
  % of declared students 1.9%  1.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics 23  10  33 
  % of declared students 11.1%  4.9%  8.0%  10.0%  3.1%  5.8% 
  Physics
  % of declared students 2.9%  0.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 57  58  115  16 
 % of declared students 27.5%  28.6%  28.0%  40.0%  25.0%  30.8% 
  Anthropology 10 
  % of declared students 1.0%  3.9%  2.4%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Economics 23  14  37 
  % of declared students 11.1%  6.9%  9.0%  5.0%  3.1%  3.8% 
  Economics and Finance
  % of declared students 0.5%  0.5%  0.5%  5.0%  3.1%  3.8% 
  Government and Legal Studies 18  16  34 
  % of declared students 8.7%  7.9%  8.3%  25.0%  6.3%  13.5% 
  Psychology 10 
  % of declared students 2.9%  2.0%  2.4%  5.0%  3.1%  3.8% 
  Sociology 15  22 
  % of declared students 3.4%  7.4%  5.4%  0.0%  6.3%  3.8% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 16  16  32 
 % of declared students 7.7%  7.9%  7.8%  10.0%  3.1%  5.8% 
  Africana Studies
  % of declared students 1.4%  1.5%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Asian Studies
  % of declared students 2.9%  0.0%  1.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Cinema Studies 11 
  % of declared students 2.4%  3.0%  2.7%  0.0%  3.1%  1.9% 
  Environmental Studies
  % of declared students 1.0%  0.0%  0.5%  5.0%  0.0%  1.9% 
  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 Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.5%  0.7%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Latin American Studies
  % of declared students 0.0%  1.5%  0.7%  5.0%  0.0%  1.9% 

SUMMARY TABLE

Fall 2016 - Top Ten Declared Majors

1. Government and Legal Studies, 204
2. Economics, 137
3. Mathematics, 90
4. Biology, 70
5. Computer Science, 68
6. Neuroscience, 58
7. Environmental Studies, 57
7. Psychology, 57
9. History, 55
9. Sociology, 55

Of the 1,956 students studying in residence and off campus, 962 (49.2%) have declared a major as of Fall 2016. Of these 962 students, 587 (61.0%) have declared a single major; 64 (6.7%) have declared a coordinate major (Education or Environmental Studies in addition to another major); 310 (32.2%) have declared a double major; and one (0.1%) has declared a double-coordinate major.


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Last Update: November 14, 2016
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