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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 17 9 53% 8 47%
Ancient Studies/Civilization 1 0 % 1 100%
Anthropology 19 11 58% 8 42%
Applied Mathematics, General 34 12 35% 22 65%
Architecture 25 14 56% 11 44%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 36 26 72% 10 28%
Astronomy 3 2 67% 1 33%
Astrophysics 9 3 33% 6 67%
Biochemistry 25 11 44% 14 56%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 49 24 49% 25 51%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 78 48 62% 30 38%
Biophysics 4 2 50% 2 50%
Business Administration and Management, General 1 0 % 1 100%
Chemical Engineering 38 19 50% 19 50%
Chemistry, General 9 4 44% 5 56%
Civil Engineering, General 43 12 28% 31 72%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 13 7 54% 6 46%
Comparative Literature 14 9 64% 5 36%
Computer Engineering, General 22 8 36% 14 64%
Computer Science 136 45 33% 91 67%
Creative Writing 34 24 71% 10 29%
Dance, General 2 2 100% 0 %
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 3 75% 1 25%
East Asian Studies 16 8 50% 8 50%
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 8 2 25% 6 75%
Economics, General 263 88 33% 175 67%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 34 7 21% 27 79%
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 8 0 % 8 100%
English Language and Literature, General 73 48 66% 25 34%
Environmental Science 6 3 50% 3 50%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 12 10 83% 2 17%
Ethnic Studies 7 6 86% 1 14%
French Language and Literature 7 5 71% 2 29%
General Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Geology/Earth Science, General 33 22 67% 11 33%
German Language and Literature 4 0 % 4 100%
History, General 68 23 34% 45 66%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Industrial Engineering 8 5 63% 3 38%
Information Science/Studies 2 0 % 2 100%
Latin American Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Linguistics 7 3 43% 4 57%
Materials Science 7 2 29% 5 71%
Mathematics and Computer Science 4 1 25% 3 75%
Mathematics, General 23 6 26% 17 74%
Mechanical Engineering 57 19 33% 38 67%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 25 14 56% 11 44%
Music, General 12 6 50% 6 50%
Neuroscience 73 42 58% 31 42%
Operations Research 64 23 36% 41 64%
Philosophy 31 6 19% 25 81%
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 7 2 29% 5 71%
Physical Sciences, Other 1 0 % 1 100%
Physics, General 19 6 32% 13 68%
Political Science and Government, General 199 89 45% 110 55%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 214 192 90% 22 10%
Religion/Religious Studies 4 3 75% 1 25%
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 116 80 69% 36 31%
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9 6 67% 3 33%
Social Sciences, Other 19 16 84% 3 16%
Sociology 37 21 57% 16 43%
Spanish Language and Literature 8 4 50% 4 50%
Statistics, General 11 4 36% 7 64%
Sustainability Studies 36 23 64% 13 36%
Urban Studies/Affairs 9 6 67% 3 33%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 52 32 62% 20 38%
Degree data from 2015-2016
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