Graduates

Graduates 2012, Summary Tables and Graduate Careers



  MEN  % of 
MEN 
WOMEN  % of 
WOMEN 
TOTAL  % of 
TOTAL 
 TOTAL GRADUATES 221  100.0%  231  100.0%  452  100.0% 
             
 GENDER            
 Men         221  48.9% 
 Women         231  51.1% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 62  28.1%  103  44.6%  165  36.5% 
  Art History 0.9%  3.5%  10  2.2% 
  Classical Archaeology 0.0%  0.9%  0.4% 
  Classical Studies 1.8%  0.4%  1.1% 
  Classics 1.4%  1.3%  1.3% 
  English 12  5.4%  21  9.1%  33  7.3% 
  French 1.8%  13  5.6%  17  3.8% 
  German 1.4%  0.9%  1.1% 
  History 11  5.0%  26  11.3%  37  8.2% 
  Music 1.4%  0.0%  0.7% 
  Philosophy 2.7%  0.0%  1.3% 
  Religion 0.9%  1.7%  1.3% 
  Romance Languages 0.5%  1.7%  1.1% 
  Russian 0.5%  1.3%  0.9% 
  Spanish 2.3%  11  4.8%  16  3.5% 
  Visual Arts 2.3%  2.2%  10  2.2% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Math 65  29.4%  40  17.3%  105  23.2% 
  Biology 20  9.0%  27  11.7%  47  10.4% 
  Chemistry 3.2%  1.7%  11  2.4% 
  Computer Science 2.7%  0.4%  1.5% 
  Earth & Oceanographic Science 0.5%  1.3%  0.9% 
  Mathematics 22  10.0%  1.3%  25  5.5% 
  Physics 4.1%  0.9%  11  2.4% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 123  55.7%  78  33.8%  201  44.5% 
  Anthropology 0.5%  1.7%  1.1% 
  Economics 52  23.5%  13  5.6%  65  14.4% 
  Government 56  25.3%  33  14.3%  89  19.7% 
  Psychology 3.6%  18  7.8%  26  5.8% 
  Sociology 2.7%  10  4.3%  16  3.5% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 43  19.5%  86  37.2%  129  28.5% 
  Africana Studies 0.5%  2.2%  1.3% 
  Art History / Archaeology 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Art History / Visual Arts 0.0%  0.9%  0.4% 
  Asian Studies 1.4%  2.2%  1.8% 
  Biochemistry 11  5.0%  15  6.5%  26  5.8% 
  Chemical Physics 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Computer Science / Math 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  English / Theater 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  Environmental Studies * 12  5.4%  20  8.7%  32  7.1% 
  EOS / Physics 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Eurasian & E. European Studies 0.0%  0.9%  0.4% 
  Gender & Women's Studies 0.0%  10  4.3%  10  2.2% 
  Latin American Studies 1.4%  2.2%  1.8% 
  Mathematics / Economics 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Neuroscience 3.6%  18  7.8%  26  5.8% 
  Self-Designed 0.0%  0.9%  0.4% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 53  24.0%  73  31.6%  126  27.9% 
  Archaeology 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Art History 0.9%  2.2%  1.5% 
  Chinese 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  Classical Studies 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classics 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Dance 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  English 1.8%  10  4.3%  14  3.1% 
  Film Studies 2.7%  0.9%  1.8% 
  French 1.4%  3.5%  11  2.4% 
  German 0.5%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Greek 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  History 2.7%  3.0%  13  2.9% 
  Italian 1.4%  3.0%  10  2.2% 
  Japanese 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Latin 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music 1.4%  0.9%  1.1% 
  Philosophy 2.3%  0.4%  1.3% 
  Religion 0.5%  0.9%  0.7% 
  Romance Languages 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Russian 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Spanish 2.3%  15  6.5%  20  4.4% 
  Theater 1.4%  0.9%  1.1% 
  Visual Arts 2.7%  3.9%  15  3.3% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Math 21  9.5%  17  7.4%  38  8.4% 
  Biology 0.5%  2.6%  1.5% 
  Chemistry 0.9%  3.0%  2.0% 
  Computer Science 1.8%  0.0%  0.9% 
  Earth & Oceanographic Science 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Mathematics 10  4.5%  1.7%  14  3.1% 
  Physics 1.8%  0.0%  0.9% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 35  15.8%  46  19.9%  81  17.9% 
  Anthropology 0.0%  1.7%  0.9% 
  Economics 11  5.0%  2.6%  17  3.8% 
  Economics & Finance 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  Education Studies 0.9%  2.6%  1.8% 
  Education-Teaching 3.6%  13  5.6%  21  4.6% 
  Government 3.6%  3.0%  15  3.3% 
  Psychology 0.5%  1.7%  1.1% 
  Sociology 0.9%  2.2%  1.5% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 2.7%  3.0%  13  2.9% 
  Africana Studies 0.9%  1.3%  1.1% 
  Asian Studies 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Environmental Studies 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Gay & Lesbian Studies 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Gender & Women's Studies 0.5%  1.7%  1.1% 
  Latin American Studies 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 

* Environmental Studies is offered only as a coordinate major.



SUMMARY TABLES

2012 Graduates, Types of Majors

2012 Graduates Total Number % of Total Grads # of Major Type with a Minor % of Major Type with a Minor # of Major Type w/out a Minor % of Major Type w/out a Minor
Single Majors 305 67.5% 213 69.8% 92 30.2%
Coordinate Majors* 31 6.9% 14 45.2% 17 54.8%
Double Majors 115 25.4% 31 27.0% 84 73.0%
Double-Coordinate Major 1 0.2% 0 0.0% 1 100.0%
Grand Totals & Percentages 452 100.0% 258 57.1% 194 42.9%

* A "Coordinate Major" is Environmental Studies plus another major (Environmental Studies is offered only as a coordinate major).

Top Five Majors of Graduates

2012 Graduates 2011 Graduates 2010 Graduates 2009 Graduates 2008 Graduates
 
1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government
 
2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics
 
3. Biology 3. Biology 3. English 3. History 3. English
 
4. History 4. Environmental
    Studies
4. Biology 4. English 4. History
 
5. English 5. History 5. History 5. Psychology 5. Psychology


Bowdoin Graduate Careers

For information on what recent Bowdoin graduates are doing, please click on the following links.
Class of 2011
Highlighted Graduates



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Last Update: March 6, 2013
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