Graduates 2017

Graduates 2017, Summary Tables and Graduate Careers



  MEN  % of 
MEN 
WOMEN  % of 
WOMEN 
TOTAL  % of 
TOTAL 
 TOTAL GRADUATES 228  100.0%  243  100.0%  471  100.0% 
             
 GENDER            
 Men         228  48.4% 
 Women         243  51.6% 
             
 RACE            
 Asian 12  5.3%  18  7.4%  30  6.4% 
 Black or African American 2.2%  18  7.4%  23  4.9% 
 Hispanic or Latino 26  11.4%  25  10.3%  51  10.8% 
 American Indian or Alaska
 Native
0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific
 Islander
0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
 Two or more races 14  6.1%  14  5.8%  28  5.9% 
 White 153  67.1%  158  65.0%  311  66.0% 
 Race and ethnicity unknown 2.2%  0.4%  1.3% 
             
 INTERNATIONAL
 (Nonresident alien)
13  5.7%  3.3%  21  4.5% 
             
 MAJORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 59  25.9%  89  36.6%  148  31.4% 
  Art History 0.9%  0.4%  0.6% 
  Art History and Archaeology 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History and Visual Arts 0.0%  1.6%  0.8% 
  Classical Archaeology 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Classical Studies 0.4%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Classics 0.9%  0.8%  0.8% 
  Education * 1.3%  12  4.9%  15  3.2% 
  English 11  4.8%  20  8.2%  31  6.6% 
  English and Theater 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Francophone Studies 1.3%  3.7%  12  2.5% 
  German 1.3%  2.5%  1.9% 
  Hispanic Studies 2.2%  3.7%  14  3.0% 
  History 12  5.3%  3.3%  20  4.2% 
  Italian Studies 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Music 1.8%  0.4%  1.1% 
  Performance Arts 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Philosophy 0.9%  0.8%  0.8% 
  Religion 0.9%  0.8%  0.8% 
  Romance Languages and
  Literatures
1.8%  1.2%  1.5% 
  Russian 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Spanish 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Visual Arts 2.2%  2.5%  11  2.3% 
             
 Natural Science and
 Mathematics   
108  47.4%  102  42.0%  210  44.6% 
  Biochemistry 17  7.5%  11  4.5%  28  5.9% 
  Biology 16  7.0%  19  7.8%  35  7.4% 
  Chemical Physics 0.4%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Chemistry 1.8%  1.6%  1.7% 
  Computer Science 16  7.0%  10  4.1%  26  5.5% 
  Computer Science and
  Mathematics
0.9%  1.2%  1.1% 
  Earth and Oceanographic
  Science
3.1%  13  5.3%  20  4.2% 
  Mathematics 24  10.5%  16  6.6%  40  8.5% 
  Neuroscience 3.1%  18  7.4%  25  5.3% 
  Physics 14  6.1%  2.9%  21  4.5% 
             
 Social and Behavioral
 Sciences
111  48.7%  109  44.9%  220  46.7% 
  Anthropology 0.9%  3.7%  11  2.3% 
  Economics 44  19.3%  20  8.2%  64  13.6% 
  Government and Legal Studies 52  22.8%  42  17.3%  94  20.0% 
  Psychology 1.8%  19  7.8%  23  4.9% 
  Sociology 3.9%  19  7.8%  28  5.9% 
             
 Interdepartmental Majors 1.3%  0.4%  0.8% 
  Mathematics and Economics 0.9%  0.0%  0.4% 
  Mathematics and Education 0.4%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Physics and Education 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Majors 19  8.3%  36  14.8%  55  11.7% 
  Africana Studies 0.0%  12  4.9%  12  2.5% 
  Asian Studies 2.2%  1.6%  1.9% 
  Environmental Studies * 11  4.8%  12  4.9%  23  4.9% 
  Eurasian and East European
  Studies
0.4%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Gender, Sexuality and Women's
  Studies
0.4%  1.6%  1.1% 
  Latin American Studies 0.4%  0.8%  0.6% 
  Student-Designed 0.0%  0.8%  0.4% 
             
 MINORS            
 Humanities and Fine Arts 50  21.9%  57  23.5%  107  22.7% 
  Archaeology 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Art History 0.4%  1.2%  0.8% 
  Chinese 0.9%  2.1%  1.5% 
  Classical Studies 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Classics 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Dance 0.4%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Education 3.1%  13  5.3%  20  4.2% 
  English 2.6%  2.9%  13  2.8% 
  Francophone Studies 1.3%  0.0%  0.6% 
  German 1.3%  0.4%  0.8% 
  Greek 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Hispanic Studies 2.6%  2.1%  11  2.3% 
  History 3.5%  2.5%  14  3.0% 
  Italian Studies 0.4%  1.6%  1.1% 
  Japanese 0.4%  0.0%  0.2% 
  Latin 0.0%  0.4%  0.2% 
  Music 1.8%  0.4%  1.1% 
  Music Performance 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Philosophy 0.9%  0.0%  0.4% 
  Religion 1.3%  0.0%  0.6% 
  Russian 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Theater 0.4%  1.2%  0.8% 
  Visual Arts 0.4%  2.9%  1.7% 
             
 Natural Science and
 Mathematics   
31  13.6%  22  9.1%  53  11.3% 
  Biology 0.4%  3.3%  1.9% 
  Chemistry 1.3%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Computer Science 10  4.4%  1.6%  14  3.0% 
  Earth and Oceanographic
  Science
0.9%  0.8%  0.8% 
  Mathematics 12  5.3%  1.6%  16  3.4% 
  Physics 1.3%  0.4%  0.8% 
             
 Social and Behavioral
 Sciences
40  17.5%  38  15.6%  78  16.6% 
  Anthropology 0.4%  1.2%  0.8% 
  Economics 18  7.9%  3.3%  26  5.5% 
  Economics and Finance 0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Government and Legal Studies 12  5.3%  12  4.9%  24  5.1% 
  Psychology 1.3%  1.2%  1.3% 
  Sociology 2.6%  12  4.9%  18  3.8% 
             
 Interdisciplinary Minors 12  5.3%  2.5%  18  3.8% 
  Africana Studies 0.4%  0.4%  0.4% 
  Asian Studies 1.8%  0.0%  0.8% 
  Cinema Studies 1.3%  1.6%  1.5% 
  Environmental Studies 1.3%  0.0%  0.6% 
  Gender, Sexuality and Women's
  Studies
0.0%  0.0%  0.0% 
  Latin American Studies 0.4%  0.4%  0.4% 

* Education and Environmental Studies are offered only as coordinate majors.



SUMMARY TABLES

2017 Graduates, Types of Majors

2017 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 308 65.4% 216 70.1% 92 29.9%
Coordinate Major * 35 7.4% 16 45.7% 19 54.3%
Double Major 125 26.5% 24 19.2% 101 80.8%
Double-Coordinate Major 3 0.6% 0 0.0% 3 100.0%
Grand Totals & Percentages 471 100.0% 256 54.4% 215 45.6%

* A "Coordinate Major" is Education or Environmental Studies combined with another major (Education and Environmental Studies are offered only as coordinate majors).

Top Five Majors of Graduates

2017 Graduates 2016 Graduates 2015 Graduates 2014 Graduates 2013 Graduates
1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government 1. Government
2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics 2. Economics
3. Mathematics 3. Biology 3. Mathematics 3. Mathematics 3. Mathematics
4. Biology 4. Mathematics 4. Environmental
Studies
4. Biology 4. Environmental
Studies
5. English 5. English 5. Biology 5. History 5. History



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: May 15, 2018
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