Graduates 2016

Graduates 2016, Summary Tables and Graduate Careers



  MEN  % of 
MEN 
WOMEN  % of 
WOMEN 
TOTAL  % of 
TOTAL 
 TOTAL GRADUATES 219 100.0%  242 100.0%  461
100.0% 
             
 GENDER            
 Men         219
47.5% 
 Women         242
52.5% 
             
 RACE
 African American 8 3.7% 10 4.1% 18 3.9%
 Asian American 17 7.8% 21 8.7% 38 8.2%
 Hispanic American 32 14.6% 35 14.5% 67 14.5%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 1 0.5% 1 0.4% 2 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
 Two or more races 12 5.5% 8 3.3% 20 4.3%
 White 137 62.6% 157 64.9% 294 63.8%
 Unknown 2 0.9% 1 0.4% 3 0.7%
 
 INTERNATIONAL 10 4.6% 9 3.7% 19 4.1%
 
 MAJORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 69
31.5%  80
33.1%  149
32.3% 
  Art History 3 1.4%  7 2.9%  10
2.2% 
  Art History and Archaeology 0 0.0%  1 0.4%  1
0.2% 
  Art History and Visual Arts 3 1.4%  1 0.4%  4
0.9% 
  Classical Archaeology 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Classical Studies 3 1.4%  1 0.4%  4
0.9% 
  Classics 3 1.4%  1 0.4%  4
0.9% 
  English 11 5.0%  19 7.9%  30
6.5% 
  English and Theater 2 0.9%  1 0.4%  3
0.7% 
  French 2 0.9%  5 2.1%  7
1.5% 
  German 3 1.4%  5 2.1%  8
1.7% 
  History 15 6.8%  10 4.1%  25
5.4% 
  Music 5 2.3%  1 0.4%  6
1.3% 
  Philosophy 4 1.8%  0 0.0%  4
0.9% 
  Religion 3 1.4%  3 1.2%  6
1.3% 
  Romance Languages 2 0.9%  2 0.8%  4
0.9% 
  Russian 2 0.9%  1 0.4%  3
0.7% 
  Spanish 3 1.4%  10 4.1%  13
2.8% 
  Visual Arts 5 2.3%  12 5.0%  17
3.7% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Math 92
42.0%  100
41.3%  192
41.6% 
  Biochemistry 10 4.6%  8 3.3%  18
3.9% 
  Biology 14 6.4%  24 9.9%  38
8.2% 
  Chemical Physics 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Chemistry 6 2.7%  8 3.3%  14
3.0% 
  Computer Science 12 5.5%  6 2.5%  18
3.9% 
  Computer Science and Math 1 0.5%  0 0.0%  1
0.2% 
  Earth & Oceanographic Science 9 4.1%  19 7.9%  28
6.1% 
  Mathematics 21 9.6%  14 5.8%  35
7.6% 
  Neuroscience 8 3.7%  18 7.4%  26
5.6% 
  Physics 11 5.0%  3 1.2%  14
3.0% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 105
47.9%  97
40.1%  202
43.8% 
  Anthropology 3 1.4%  8 3.3%  11
2.4% 
  Economics 50 22.8%  12 5.0%  62
13.4% 
  Government 43 19.6%  44 18.2%  87
18.9% 
  Psychology 5 2.3%  12 5.0%  17
3.7% 
  Sociology 4 1.8%  21 8.7%  25
5.4% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 18
8.2%  37
15.3%  55
11.9% 
  Africana Studies 3 1.4%  2 0.8%  5
1.1% 
  Asian Studies 2 0.9%  6 2.5%  8
1.7% 
  Environmental Studies * 9 4.1%  18 7.4%  27
5.9% 
  Eurasian & E. European Studies 0 0.0%  1 0.4%  1
0.2% 
  Gender and Women's Studies 0 0.0%  5 2.1%  5
1.1% 
  Latin American Studies 2 0.9%  4 1.7%  6
1.3% 
  Mathematics and Economics 0 0.0%  1 0.4%  1 0.2% 
  Mathematics and Education 2 0.9%  0 0.0%  2
0.4% 
  Student-Designed 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities / Fine Arts 48
21.9%  60
24.8%  108  23.4% 
  Archaeology 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Art History 0 0.0%  6 2.5%  6
1.3% 
  Chinese 2 0.9%  3 1.2%  5
1.1% 
  Cinema Studies 8 3.7%  5 2.1%  13
2.8% 
  Classical Studies 1 0.5%  0 0.0%  1
0.2% 
  Classics 1 0.5%  1 0.4%  2
0.4% 
  Dance 1 0.5%  1 0.4%  2
0.4% 
  English 5 2.3%  4 1.7%  9
2.0% 
  French 2 0.9%  5 2.1%  7
1.5% 
  German 4 1.8%  2 0.8%  6
1.3% 
  Greek 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  History 5 2.3%  8 3.3%  13
2.8% 
  Italian 4 1.8%  3 1.2%  7
1.5% 
  Japanese 1 0.5%  2 0.8%  3
0.7% 
  Latin 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Music 4 1.8%  2 0.8%  6
1.3% 
  Philosophy 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Religion 2 0.9%  1 0.4%  3
0.7% 
  Romance Languages 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Russian 1 0.5%  0 0.0%  1
0.2% 
  Spanish 7 3.2%  4 1.7%  11
2.4% 
  Theater 0 0.0%  1 0.4%  1
0.2% 
  Visual Arts 0 0.0%  12 5.0%  12
2.6% 
             
 Natural Sciences / Math 27
12.3%  10
8.3%  47
10.2% 
  Biology 0 0.0%  5 2.1%  5
1.1% 
  Chemistry 7 3.2%  4 1.7%  11
2.4% 
  Computer Science 5 2.3%  2 0.8%  7
1.5% 
  Earth & Oceanographic Science 1 0.5%  2 0.8%  3
0.7% 
  Mathematics 11 5.0%  6 2.5%  17
3.7% 
  Physics 3 1.4%  1 0.4%  4
0.9% 
             
 Social / Behavioral Sciences 48
21.9%  45
18.6%  93
20.2% 
  Anthropology 2 0.9%  3 1.2%  5
1.1% 
  Economics 20 9.1%  4 1.7%  24
5.2% 
  Economics and Finance 2 0.9%  0 0.0%  2
0.4% 
  Education Studies 5 2.3%  14 5.8%  19
4.1% 
  Education-Teaching 2 0.9%  9 3.7%  11
2.4% 
  Government 11 5.0%  5 2.1%  16
3.5% 
  Psychology 3 1.4%  3 1.2%  6
1.3% 
  Sociology 3 1.4%  7 2.9%  10
2.2% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 6
2.7%  12
5.0%  18
3.9% 
  Africana Studies 2 0.9%  1 0.4%  3
0.7% 
  Asian Studies 3 1.4%  3 1.2%  6
1.3% 
  Environmental Studies 1 0.5%  2 0.8%  3
0.7% 
  Gay and Lesbian Studies 0 0.0%  0 0.0%  0
0.0% 
  Gender and Women's Studies 0 0.0%  4 1.7%  4
0.9% 
  Latin American Studies 0 0.0%  2 0.8%  2
0.4% 

* Environmental Studies is offered only as a coordinate major.



SUMMARY TABLES

2016 Graduates, Types of Majors

2016 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 324 70.3% 233 71.9% 91 28.1%
Coordinate Majors* 27 5.9% 11 40.7% 16 59.3%
Double Majors 110 23.9% 22 20.0% 88 80.0%
Double-Coordinate Major 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Grand Totals & Percentages 461 100.0% 266 57.7% 195 42.3%

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

Top Five Majors of Graduates

2016 Graduates 2015 Graduates 2014 Graduates 2013 Graduates 2012 Graduates
1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government
2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics
3. Biology 3. Mathematics 3. Mathematics 3. Mathematics 3. Biology
4. Mathematics 4. Environmental
Studies
4. Biology 4. Environmental
Studies
4. History
5. English 5. Biology 5. History 5. History 5. English



Bowdoin Graduate Careers

For information on what recent Bowdoin graduates are doing, please click on the following links.
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Classes of 2008 and 2003
Highlighted Graduates



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Last Update: July 28, 2016
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