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            
 Black or African American 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
0.5%  0.4%  0.4% 
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific
 Islander
0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
 Two or more races 12  5.5%  3.3%  20  4.3% 
 White 137  62.6%  157  64.9%  294  63.8% 
 Unknown 0.9%  0.4%  0.7% 
             
 INTERNATIONAL 10  4.6%  3.7%  19  4.1% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 69  31.5%  80  33.1%  149  32.3% 
  Art History 1.4%  2.9%  10  2.2% 
  Art History and Archaeology 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Art History and Visual Arts 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  Classical Archaeology 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classical Studies 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  Classics 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
  English 11  5.0%  19  7.9%  30  6.5% 
  English and Theater 0.9%  0.4%  0.7% 
  French 0.9%  2.1%  1.5% 
  German 1.4%  2.1%  1.7% 
  History 15  6.8%  10  4.1%  25  5.4% 
  Music 2.3%  0.4%  1.3% 
  Philosophy 1.8%  0.0%  0.9% 
  Religion 1.4%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Romance Languages 0.9%  0.8%  0.9% 
  Russian 0.9%  0.4%  0.7% 
  Spanish 1.4%  10  4.1%  13  2.8% 
  Visual Arts 2.3%  12  5.0%  17  3.7% 
             
 Natural Science and
 Mathematics   
92 
42.0%  100  41.3%  192  41.6% 
  Biochemistry 10  4.6%  3.3%  18  3.9% 
  Biology 14  6.4%  24  9.9%  38  8.2% 
  Chemical Physics 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Chemistry 2.7%  3.3%  14  3.0% 
  Computer Science 12  5.5%  2.5%  18  3.9% 
  Computer Science and
  Mathematics
0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science 4.1%  19  7.9%  28  6.1% 
  Mathematics 21  9.6%  14  5.8%  35  7.6% 
  Neuroscience 3.7%  18  7.4%  26  5.6% 
  Physics 11  5.0%  1.2%  14  3.0% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 105  47.9%  97  40.1%  202  43.8% 
  Anthropology 1.4%  3.3%  11  2.4% 
  Economics 50  22.8%  12  5.0%  62  13.4% 
  Government and Legal Studies 43  19.6%  44  18.2%  87  18.9% 
  Psychology 2.3%  12  5.0%  17  3.7% 
  Sociology 1.8%  21  8.7%  25  5.4% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 18  8.2%  37  15.3%  55  11.9% 
  Africana Studies 1.4%  0.8%  1.1% 
  Asian Studies 0.9%  2.5%  1.7% 
  Environmental Studies * 4.1%  18  7.4%  27  5.9% 
  Eurasian and East European
  Studies
0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Gender and Women's Studies 0.0%  2.1%  1.1% 
  Latin American Studies 0.9%  1.7%  1.3% 
  Mathematics and Economics 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Mathematics and Education 0.9%  0.0%  0.4% 
  Student-Designed 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 48  21.9%  60  24.8%  108  23.4% 
  Archaeology 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History 0.0%  2.5%  1.3% 
  Chinese 0.9%  1.2%  1.1% 
  Cinema Studies 3.7%  2.1%  13  2.8% 
  Classical Studies 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Classics 0.5%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Dance 0.5%  0.4%  0.4% 
  English 2.3%  1.7%  2.0% 
  French 0.9%  2.1%  1.5% 
  German 1.8%  0.8%  1.3% 
  Greek 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  History 2.3%  3.3%  13  2.8% 
  Italian 1.8%  1.2%  1.5% 
  Japanese 0.5%  0.8%  0.7% 
  Latin 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music 1.8%  0.8%  1.3% 
  Philosophy 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Religion 0.9%  0.4%  0.7% 
  Romance Languages 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Russian 0.5%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Spanish 3.2%  1.7%  11  2.4% 
  Theater 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Visual Arts 0.0%  12  5.0%  12  2.6% 
             
 Natural Science and
 Mathematics   
27  12.3%  20  8.3%  47  10.2% 
  Biology 0.0%  2.1%  1.1% 
  Chemistry 3.2%  1.7%  11  2.4% 
  Computer Science 2.3%  0.8%  1.5% 
  Earth and Oceanographic Science 0.5%  0.8%  0.7% 
  Mathematics 11  5.0%  2.5%  17  3.7% 
  Physics 1.4%  0.4%  0.9% 
             
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 48  21.9%  45  18.6%  93  20.2% 
  Anthropology 0.9%  1.2%  1.1% 
  Economics 20  9.1%  1.7%  24  5.2% 
  Economics and Finance 0.9%  0.0%  0.4% 
  Education Studies 2.3%  14  5.8%  19  4.1% 
  Education-Teaching 0.9%  3.7%  11  2.4% 
  Government and Legal Studies 11  5.0%  2.1%  16  3.5% 
  Psychology 1.4%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Sociology 1.4%  2.9%  10  2.2% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 2.7%  12  5.0%  18  3.9% 
  Africana Studies 0.9%  0.4%  0.7% 
  Asian Studies 1.4%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Environmental Studies 0.5%  0.8%  0.7% 
  Gay and Lesbian Studies 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Gender and Women's Studies 0.0%  1.7%  0.9% 
  Latin American Studies 0.0%  0.8%  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 Major 324 70.3% 233 71.9% 91 28.1%
Coordinate Major * 27 5.9% 11 40.7% 16 59.3%
Double Major 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: September 9, 2016
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