Most Common Bachelor’s Degrees

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32 Most Common Bachelor’s Degrees in the U.S. 2017

Field of StudyNumber of DegreesPercent of Degrees
Health professions and related programs216,22811.4%
Social sciences and history166,9448.8%
Biological and biomedical sciences109,8965.8%
Visual and performing arts95,8325.1%
Communication, journalism, and related programs90,6504.8%
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting62,7233.3%
Computer and information sciences59,5813.1%
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies49,0062.6%
Multi/interdisciplinary studies47,5562.5%
English language and literature/letters45,8472.4%
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities43,6472.3%
Agriculture and natural resources36,2771.9%
Public administration and social services34,3631.8%
Physical sciences and science technologies30,0381.6%
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences24,5841.3%
Mathematics and statistics21,8531.2%
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics19,4931.0%
Engineering technologies17,2380.9%
Philosophy and religious studies11,0720.6%
Theology and religious vocations9,7080.5%
Architecture and related services9,0900.5%
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies7,7820.4%
Communications technologies5,1350.3%
Transportation and materials moving4,7110.2%
Legal professions and studies4,4200.2%
Military technologies and applied sciences2760.0%
Library science990.0%
Precision production480.0%
Not classified by field of study00.0%

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