The University of Pennsylvania provides undergraduates with 89 choices for majors in four different schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, School of Nursing, and The Wharton School for business. The campus also includes three teaching hospitals and over a 100 research centers.

The top majors among students are Finance, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Economics, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Political Science and Government, General, with many concentrating in only one or two of the schools. Undergraduates are required to take courses in liberal arts and sciences. Every year, 4,200 courses are offered, including 50 languages, classes for interdisciplinary minors, and flexible opportunities to obtain two degrees.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Accounting 10 5 50% 5 50%
Actuarial Science 4 1 25% 3 75%
African-American/Black Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Anthropology 18 16 89% 2 11%
Architecture 14 11 79% 3 21%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 12 92% 1 8%
Biochemistry 35 17 49% 18 51%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 56 21 38% 35 63%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 139 78 56% 61 44%
Biomedical Sciences, General 7 4 57% 3 43%
Biophysics 2 1 50% 1 50%
Business Administration and Management, General 89 32 36% 57 64%
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 42 11 26% 31 74%
Chemistry, General 20 11 55% 9 45%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 9 5 56% 4 44%
Cognitive Science 34 21 62% 13 38%
Communication and Media Studies, Other 75 61 81% 14 19%
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 88 67 76% 21 24%
Comparative Literature 4 2 50% 2 50%
Computer Engineering, General 7 2 29% 5 71%
Computer Science 46 14 30% 32 70%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 88 20 23% 68 77%
Criminology 19 13 68% 6 32%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 4 100% 0 %
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 10 3 30% 7 70%
East Asian Studies 2 2 100% 0 %
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 23 6 26% 17 74%
Economics, General 170 70 41% 100 59%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 16 4 25% 12 75%
Engineering, Other 8 2 25% 6 75%
English Language and Literature, General 69 50 72% 19 28%
Environmental Studies 19 11 58% 8 42%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 16 11 69% 5 31%
Finance, General 327 110 34% 217 66%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 26 20 77% 6 23%
French Language and Literature 8 5 63% 3 38%
Geology/Earth Science, General 12 8 67% 4 33%
German Language and Literature 2 0 % 2 100%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 16 11 69% 5 31%
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 17 4 24% 13 76%
History, General 60 25 42% 35 58%
History, Other 2 2 100% 0 %
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Insurance 1 0 % 1 100%
International Relations and Affairs 68 46 68% 22 32%
International/Global Studies 52 17 33% 35 67%
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Linguistics 11 9 82% 2 18%
Logic 2 1 50% 1 50%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 77 55 71% 22 29%
Materials Engineering 24 9 38% 15 63%
Mathematics, General 32 7 22% 25 78%
Mechanical Engineering 71 15 21% 56 79%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 0 % 3 100%
Music, General 9 3 33% 6 67%
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 7 2 29% 5 71%
Neuroscience 126 81 64% 45 36%
Operations Management and Supervision 69 36 52% 33 48%
Philosophy 14 4 29% 10 71%
Philosophy, Other 105 32 30% 73 70%
Physics, General 25 2 8% 23 92%
Political Science and Government, General 137 60 44% 77 56%
Psychology, General 86 57 66% 29 34%
Public Policy Analysis, General 13 5 38% 8 62%
Real Estate 10 4 40% 6 60%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 179 162 91% 17 9%
Religion/Religious Studies 3 1 33% 2 67%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 0 % 1 100%
Russian Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
Social Sciences, General 5 3 60% 2 40%
Sociology 30 20 67% 10 33%
South Asian Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Spanish Language and Literature 7 5 71% 2 29%
Statistics, General 39 11 28% 28 72%
Systems Engineering 37 13 35% 24 65%
Urban Studies/Affairs 34 21 62% 13 38%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 12 9 75% 3 25%
Women's Studies 4 3 75% 1 25%
Degree data from 2015-2016
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