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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Accounting 195 113 58% 82 42%
Acting 7 4 57% 3 43%
Actuarial Science 83 31 37% 52 63%
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 18 1 6% 17 94%
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General 80 15 19% 65 81%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 149 31 21% 118 79%
African-American/Black Studies 3 0 % 3 100%
Agricultural Business and Management, General 111 49 44% 62 56%
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 17 15 88% 2 12%
Agricultural Economics 36 11 31% 25 69%
Agricultural Engineering 66 33 50% 33 50%
Agricultural Mechanization, General 33 2 6% 31 94%
Agricultural Teacher Education 17 10 59% 7 41%
Agriculture, General 6 4 67% 2 33%
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 25 11 44% 14 56%
Agronomy and Crop Science 6 1 17% 5 83%
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 12 0 % 12 100%
American/United States Studies/Civilization 3 2 67% 1 33%
Ancient Studies/Civilization 3 2 67% 1 33%
Animal Sciences, General 133 114 86% 19 14%
Anthropology 19 12 63% 7 37%
Applied Mathematics, General 5 2 40% 3 60%
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 80 5 6% 75 94%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 2 100% 0 %
Art Teacher Education 4 3 75% 1 25%
Asian Studies/Civilization 9 5 56% 4 44%
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 11 5 45% 6 55%
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 101 99 98% 2 2%
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 31 7 23% 24 77%
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 1 25% 3 75%
Biochemistry 37 22 59% 15 41%
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 10 5 50% 5 50%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 73 42 58% 31 42%
Biological and Physical Sciences 16 7 44% 9 56%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 100 67 67% 33 33%
Botany/Plant Biology 10 8 80% 2 20%
Business Administration and Management, General 472 224 47% 248 53%
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 9 4 44% 5 56%
Chemical Engineering 146 50 34% 96 66%
Chemistry, General 96 39 41% 57 59%
Civil Engineering, General 119 30 25% 89 75%
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 5 1 20% 4 80%
Communication, General 165 129 78% 36 22%
Comparative Literature 2 2 100% 0 %
Computational and Applied Mathematics 1 1 100% 0 %
Computer Engineering, General 116 18 16% 98 84%
Computer Graphics 113 38 34% 75 66%
Computer Science 201 20 10% 181 90%
Construction Engineering 22 4 18% 18 82%
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management 53 45 85% 8 15%
Creative Writing 13 5 38% 8 62%
Design and Visual Communications, General 46 41 89% 5 11%
Dietetics/Dietitian 70 67 96% 3 4%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 2 50% 2 50%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 9 100% 0 %
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 8 5 63% 3 38%
Economics, General 129 39 30% 90 70%
Education, General 16 12 75% 4 25%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 179 31 17% 148 83%
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 94 5 5% 89 95%
Elementary Education and Teaching 96 90 94% 6 6%
Engineering Technology, General 27 2 7% 25 93%
Engineering, Other 38 13 34% 25 66%
Engineering/Industrial Management 43 11 26% 32 74%
English Language and Literature, General 25 18 72% 7 28%
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 14 12 86% 2 14%
Entomology 6 5 83% 1 17%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 22 14 64% 8 36%
Experimental Psychology 129 97 75% 32 25%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 8 7 88% 1 13%
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management 14 0 % 14 100%
Fashion/Apparel Design 16 16 100% 0 %
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 22 8 36% 14 64%
Financial Mathematics 12 4 33% 8 67%
Financial Planning and Services 62 22 35% 40 65%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 15 13 87% 2 13%
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 33 24 73% 9 27%
Food Science 33 26 79% 7 21%
Forestry, General 11 0 % 11 100%
French Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Genetics, General 14 13 93% 1 7%
Geology/Earth Science, General 17 6 35% 11 65%
German Language and Literature 3 2 67% 1 33%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 108 76 70% 32 30%
Health Teacher Education 1 0 % 1 100%
Health and Wellness, General 16 14 88% 2 13%
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 20 13 65% 7 35%
History, General 45 15 33% 30 67%
Horticultural Science 12 7 58% 5 42%
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 161 115 71% 46 29%
Human Development and Family Studies, General 57 54 95% 3 5%
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3 2 67% 1 33%
Industrial Engineering 207 67 32% 140 68%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 23 2 9% 21 91%
Industrial and Product Design 13 5 38% 8 62%
Information Technology 97 17 18% 80 82%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 108 69 64% 39 36%
Landscape Architecture 22 14 64% 8 36%
Linguistics 16 14 88% 2 13%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 34 11 32% 23 68%
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 7 3 43% 4 57%
Materials Engineering 44 18 41% 26 59%
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 176 66 38% 110 63%
Mathematics and Computer Science 6 3 50% 3 50%
Mathematics, General 72 21 29% 51 71%
Mechanical Engineering 346 54 16% 292 84%
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 170 11 6% 159 94%
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Microbiology and Immunology 8 2 25% 6 75%
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 29 19 66% 10 34%
Neurobiology and Anatomy 31 22 71% 9 29%
Nuclear Engineering 21 5 24% 16 76%
Nutrition Sciences 9 8 89% 1 11%
Organizational Leadership 158 60 38% 98 62%
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 29 20 69% 9 31%
Philosophy 5 1 20% 4 80%
Photography 7 6 86% 1 14%
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 57 25 44% 32 56%
Physics, General 39 7 18% 32 82%
Plant Genetics 6 2 33% 4 67%
Political Science and Government, General 68 27 40% 41 60%
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 19 15 79% 4 21%
Psychology, General 39 29 74% 10 26%
Public Health Education and Promotion 57 45 79% 12 21%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100 95 95% 5 5%
Religion/Religious Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Russian Language and Literature 3 1 33% 2 67%
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 110 27 25% 83 75%
Social Studies Teacher Education 17 8 47% 9 53%
Sociology 134 61 46% 73 54%
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 1 1 100% 0 %
Special Education and Teaching, Other 13 13 100% 0 %
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 3 2 67% 1 33%
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 46 7 15% 39 85%
Turf and Turfgrass Management 2 0 % 2 100%
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 15 15 100% 0 %
Women's Studies 12 12 100% 0 %
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 2 1 50% 1 50%
Degree data from 2015-2016
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