Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2017/18

The graph shows the number of bachelor's degrees earned in higher education in 2017/18, according to the field of research. In 2018, there were total 39,314 bachelor's degrees were earned in agriculture and natural resources sector.

Number of bachelor's degrees earned in the United States in 2017/18, by field of research

Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 386,201
Health professions and related programs 244,909
Social sciences and history 159,967
Engineering 121,956
Biological and biomedical sciences 118,663
Psychology 116,432
Communication, journalism, and related programs 92,290
Visual and performing arts 88,582
Education 82,621
Computer and information sciences 79,598
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 58,114
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 53,883
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 51,909
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 44,262
English language and literature/letters 40,002
Agriculture and natural resources 39,314
Public administration and social services 35,629
Physical sciences and science technologies 31,542
Mathematics and statistics 25,256
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 24,349
Engineering technologies 18,727
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 16,958
Philosophy and religious studies 9,603
Theology and religious vocations 9,521
Architecture and related services 8,464
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 7,717
Transportation and materials moving 4,924
Legal professions and studies 4,239
Communications technologies 4,231
Military technologies and applied sciences 655
Library science 81
Precision production 45
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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2018

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