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Total Students
31,027
Total Males
18,703 (60%)

Total Females
12,324 (40%)
 

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All Physical Sciences Bachelors degree Programs::

Major Students Females Males
Astronomy and Astrophysics 536 (1.7%) 176 (32.8%) 360 (67.2%)
Astronomy 279 (.9%) 91 (32.6%) 188 (67.4%)
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 28 (.1%) 12 (42.9%) 16 (57.1%)
Astrophysics 214 (.7%) 66 (30.8%) 148 (69.2%)
Planetary Astronomy and Science 15 (%) 7 (46.7%) 8 (53.3%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 685 (2.2%) 267 (39%) 418 (61%)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology 5 (%) 0 5 (100%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 449 (1.4%) 178 (39.6%) 271 (60.4%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other 28 (.1%) 16 (57.1%) 12 (42.9%)
Meteorology 203 (.7%) 73 (36%) 130 (64%)
Chemistry 15,205 (49%) 7,530 (49.5%) 7,675 (50.5%)
Analytical Chemistry 5 (%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
Chemical Physics 31 (.1%) 10 (32.3%) 21 (67.7%)
Chemistry, General 14,511 (46.8%) 7,156 (49.3%) 7,355 (50.7%)
Chemistry, Other 476 (1.5%) 229 (48.1%) 247 (51.9%)
Environmental Chemistry 8 (%) 5 (62.5%) 3 (37.5%)
Forensic Chemistry 152 (.5%) 114 (75%) 38 (25%)
Polymer Chemistry 4 (%) 0 4 (100%)
Theoretical Chemistry 18 (.1%) 12 (66.7%) 6 (33.3%)
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 6,635 (21.4%) 2,582 (38.9%) 4,053 (61.1%)
Geochemistry 17 (.1%) 6 (35.3%) 11 (64.7%)
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 521 (1.7%) 215 (41.3%) 306 (58.7%)
Geology/Earth Science, General 5,626 (18.1%) 2,160 (38.4%) 3,466 (61.6%)
Geophysics and Seismology 197 (.6%) 63 (32%) 134 (68%)
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 50 (.2%) 16 (32%) 34 (68%)
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 215 (.7%) 120 (55.8%) 95 (44.2%)
Paleontology 9 (%) 2 (22.2%) 7 (77.8%)
Materials Sciences 193 (.6%) 58 (30.1%) 135 (69.9%)
Materials Chemistry 3 (%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%)
Materials Science 190 (.6%) 57 (30%) 133 (70%)
Physical Sciences 312 (1%) 135 (43.3%) 177 (56.7%)
Physical Sciences 312 (1%) 135 (43.3%) 177 (56.7%)
Physical Sciences, Other 319 (1%) 119 (37.3%) 200 (62.7%)
Physical Sciences, Other 319 (1%) 119 (37.3%) 200 (62.7%)
Physics 7,142 (23%) 1,457 (20.4%) 5,685 (79.6%)
Acoustics 17 (.1%) 1 (5.9%) 16 (94.1%)
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 1 (%) 0 1 (100%)
Optics/Optical Sciences 23 (.1%) 6 (26.1%) 17 (73.9%)
Physics, General 6,890 (22.2%) 1,406 (20.4%) 5,484 (79.6%)
Physics, Other 194 (.6%) 44 (22.7%) 150 (77.3%)
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 17 (.1%) 0 17 (100%)
All majors information based on most-recent available data from the 2017 enrollment cycle