Number of bachelor's degrees earned in the United States in 2015/16, by field of research

Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2015/16 The graph shows the number of bachelor's degrees earned in higher education in 2015/16, according to the field of research. In 2016, there were total 37,005 bachelor's degrees were earned in agriculture and natural resources sector.
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Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 371,694
Health professions and related programs 228,896
Social sciences and history 161,230
Psychology 117,440
Biological and biomedical sciences 113,749
Engineering 106,850
Visual and performing arts 92,979
Communication, journalism, and related programs 92,554
Education 87,217
Computer and information sciences 64,405
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 61,157
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 50,918
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 48,794
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 43,661
English language and literature/letters 42,795
Agriculture and natural resources 37,005
Public administration and social services 34,432
Physical sciences and science technologies 30,477
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25,389
Mathematics and statistics 22,777
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 18,427
Engineering technologies 17,159
Philosophy and religious studies 10,157
Theology and religious vocations 9,804
Architecture and related services 8,823
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 7,840
Communications technologies 4,824
Transportation and materials moving 4,529
Legal professions and studies 4,243
Military technologies and applied sciences 358
Library science 85
Precision production 50
Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 371,694
Health professions and related programs 228,896
Social sciences and history 161,230
Psychology 117,440
Biological and biomedical sciences 113,749
Engineering 106,850
Visual and performing arts 92,979
Communication, journalism, and related programs 92,554
Education 87,217
Computer and information sciences 64,405
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 61,157
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 50,918
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 48,794
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 43,661
English language and literature/letters 42,795
Agriculture and natural resources 37,005
Public administration and social services 34,432
Physical sciences and science technologies 30,477
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 25,389
Mathematics and statistics 22,777
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 18,427
Engineering technologies 17,159
Philosophy and religious studies 10,157
Theology and religious vocations 9,804
Architecture and related services 8,823
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 7,840
Communications technologies 4,824
Transportation and materials moving 4,529
Legal professions and studies 4,243
Military technologies and applied sciences 358
Library science 85
Precision production 50
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The graph shows the number of bachelor's degrees earned in higher education in 2015/16, according to the field of research. In 2016, there were total 37,005 bachelor's degrees were earned in agriculture and natural resources sector.
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August 2017
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United States
Survey time period
2015-2016

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