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Total Students
30,203
Total Males
18,480 (61%)

Total Females
11,723 (39%)
 

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All Physical Sciences Bachelors degree Programs::

Major Students Females Males
Astronomy and Astrophysics 453 (1.5%) 140 (30.9%) 313 (69.1%)
Astronomy 243 (.8%) 71 (29.2%) 172 (70.8%)
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other 35 (.1%) 14 (40%) 21 (60%)
Astrophysics 171 (.6%) 53 (31%) 118 (69%)
Planetary Astronomy and Science 4 (%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 714 (2.4%) 236 (33.1%) 478 (66.9%)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology 3 (%) 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 501 (1.7%) 167 (33.3%) 334 (66.7%)
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other 24 (.1%) 8 (33.3%) 16 (66.7%)
Meteorology 186 (.6%) 60 (32.3%) 126 (67.7%)
Chemistry 14,662 (48.5%) 7,111 (48.5%) 7,551 (51.5%)
Analytical Chemistry 3 (%) 2 (66.7%) 1 (33.3%)
Chemical Physics 30 (.1%) 7 (23.3%) 23 (76.7%)
Chemistry, General 14,031 (46.5%) 6,751 (48.1%) 7,280 (51.9%)
Chemistry, Other 459 (1.5%) 254 (55.3%) 205 (44.7%)
Environmental Chemistry 13 (%) 9 (69.2%) 4 (30.8%)
Forensic Chemistry 110 (.4%) 85 (77.3%) 25 (22.7%)
Polymer Chemistry 6 (%) 1 (16.7%) 5 (83.3%)
Theoretical Chemistry 10 (%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 6,541 (21.7%) 2,535 (38.8%) 4,006 (61.2%)
Geochemistry 20 (.1%) 12 (60%) 8 (40%)
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 537 (1.8%) 234 (43.6%) 303 (56.4%)
Geology/Earth Science, General 5,544 (18.4%) 2,098 (37.8%) 3,446 (62.2%)
Geophysics and Seismology 184 (.6%) 58 (31.5%) 126 (68.5%)
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 44 (.1%) 21 (47.7%) 23 (52.3%)
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 205 (.7%) 110 (53.7%) 95 (46.3%)
Paleontology 7 (%) 2 (28.6%) 5 (71.4%)
Materials Sciences 205 (.7%) 73 (35.6%) 132 (64.4%)
Materials Chemistry 3 (%) 2 (66.7%) 1 (33.3%)
Materials Science 202 (.7%) 71 (35.1%) 131 (64.9%)
Physical Sciences 304 (1%) 138 (45.4%) 166 (54.6%)
Physical Sciences 304 (1%) 138 (45.4%) 166 (54.6%)
Physical Sciences, Other 346 (1.1%) 141 (40.8%) 205 (59.2%)
Physical Sciences, Other 346 (1.1%) 141 (40.8%) 205 (59.2%)
Physics 6,978 (23.1%) 1,349 (19.3%) 5,629 (80.7%)
Acoustics 8 (%) 1 (12.5%) 7 (87.5%)
Atomic/Molecular Physics 3 (%) 0 3 (100%)
Optics/Optical Sciences 28 (.1%) 8 (28.6%) 20 (71.4%)
Physics, General 6,675 (22.1%) 1,291 (19.3%) 5,384 (80.7%)
Physics, Other 248 (.8%) 45 (18.1%) 203 (81.9%)
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 16 (.1%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
All majors information based on most-recent available data from the 2016 enrollment cycle