Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17

Number of bachelor's degrees earned in the United States in 2016/17, by field of research

Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17 The graph shows the number of bachelor's degrees earned in higher education in 2016/17, according to the field of research. In 2017, there were total 37,719 bachelor's degrees were earned in agriculture and natural resources sector.
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Number of bachelor's degrees earned in the United States in 2016/17, by field of research

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Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 381,353
Health professions and related programs 238,014
Social sciences and history 159,099
Psychology 116,861
Biological and biomedical sciences 116,759
Engineering 115,640
Communication, journalism, and related programs 93,778
Visual and performing arts 91,262
Education 85,118
Computer and information sciences 71,420
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 59,581
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 53,264
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 49,658
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 43,841
English language and literature/letters 41,317
Agriculture and natural resources 37,719
Public administration and social services 35,464
Physical sciences and science technologies 31,268
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25,077
Mathematics and statistics 24,073
Engineering technologies 18,121
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 17,642
Philosophy and religious studies 9,712
Theology and religious vocations 9,491
Architecture and related services 8,573
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 7,720
Transportation and materials moving 4,710
Communications technologies 4,615
Legal professions and studies 4,272
Military technologies and applied sciences 469
Library science 109
Precision production 32
Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 381,353
Health professions and related programs 238,014
Social sciences and history 159,099
Psychology 116,861
Biological and biomedical sciences 116,759
Engineering 115,640
Communication, journalism, and related programs 93,778
Visual and performing arts 91,262
Education 85,118
Computer and information sciences 71,420
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 59,581
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 53,264
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 49,658
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 43,841
English language and literature/letters 41,317
Agriculture and natural resources 37,719
Public administration and social services 35,464
Physical sciences and science technologies 31,268
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25,077
Mathematics and statistics 24,073
Engineering technologies 18,121
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 17,642
Philosophy and religious studies 9,712
Theology and religious vocations 9,491
Architecture and related services 8,573
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 7,720
Transportation and materials moving 4,710
Communications technologies 4,615
Legal professions and studies 4,272
Military technologies and applied sciences 469
Library science 109
Precision production 32
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The graph shows the number of bachelor's degrees earned in higher education in 2016/17, according to the field of research. In 2017, there were total 37,719 bachelor's degrees were earned in agriculture and natural resources sector.
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