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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African-American/Black Studies 6 3 50% 3 50%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 22 16 73% 6 27%
Anthropology 20 11 55% 9 45%
Applied Mathematics, General 27 12 44% 15 56%
Architecture 19 12 63% 7 37%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 27 15 56% 12 44%
Astronomy 1 1 100% 0 %
Astrophysics 5 3 60% 2 40%
Biochemistry 11 6 55% 5 45%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 51 30 59% 21 41%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 82 43 52% 39 48%
Biophysics 5 3 60% 2 40%
Chemical Engineering 40 20 50% 20 50%
Chemistry, General 12 7 58% 5 42%
Civil Engineering, General 23 8 35% 15 65%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9 6 67% 3 33%
Comparative Literature 22 14 64% 8 36%
Computer Engineering, General 19 6 32% 13 68%
Computer Science 174 55 32% 119 68%
Creative Writing 24 19 79% 5 21%
Dance, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 12 2 17% 10 83%
East Asian Studies 15 8 53% 7 47%
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 43 19 44% 24 56%
Economics, General 224 84 38% 140 63%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22 6 27% 16 73%
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 13 3 23% 10 77%
English Language and Literature, General 67 35 52% 32 48%
Environmental Science 6 5 83% 1 17%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 10 7 70% 3 30%
Ethnic Studies 8 5 63% 3 38%
French Language and Literature 9 5 56% 4 44%
Geology/Earth Science, General 29 19 66% 10 34%
German Language and Literature 4 2 50% 2 50%
History, General 80 27 34% 53 66%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Industrial Engineering 6 2 33% 4 67%
Information Science/Studies 7 2 29% 5 71%
Latin American Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Linguistics 2 1 50% 1 50%
Materials Science 4 1 25% 3 75%
Mathematics and Computer Science 5 1 20% 4 80%
Mathematics, General 38 8 21% 30 79%
Mechanical Engineering 61 12 20% 49 80%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 15 10 67% 5 33%
Music, General 14 7 50% 7 50%
Neuroscience 64 44 69% 20 31%
Operations Research 82 33 40% 49 60%
Philosophy 39 8 21% 31 79%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 14 8 57% 6 43%
Physics, General 18 11 61% 7 39%
Political Science and Government, General 187 83 44% 104 56%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 1 100% 0 %
Religion/Religious Studies 8 3 38% 5 63%
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 99 68 69% 31 31%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 3 75% 1 25%
Social Sciences, Other 27 23 85% 4 15%
Sociology 53 32 60% 21 40%
Spanish Language and Literature 9 7 78% 2 22%
Statistics, General 27 5 19% 22 81%
Sustainability Studies 30 21 70% 9 30%
Urban Studies/Affairs 14 7 50% 7 50%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 41 26 63% 15 37%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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