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, Political Science and Government, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Economics, 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 2019 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
Accounting 6 2 33% 4 67%
Actuarial Science 4 2 50% 2 50%
African Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
African-American/Black Studies 1 1 100% 0 %
Anthropology 20 19 95% 1 5%
Architecture 13 9 69% 4 31%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 9 69% 4 31%
Biochemistry 53 22 42% 31 58%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 57 26 46% 31 54%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 145 77 53% 68 47%
Biomedical Sciences, General 11 6 55% 5 45%
Biophysics 2 1 50% 1 50%
Business Administration and Management, General 88 40 45% 48 55%
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 33 14 42% 19 58%
Chemistry, General 20 11 55% 9 45%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 17 5 29% 12 71%
Cognitive Science 57 40 70% 17 30%
Communication and Media Studies, Other 76 61 80% 15 20%
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 106 87 82% 19 18%
Comparative Literature 4 3 75% 1 25%
Computer Engineering, General 15 1 7% 14 93%
Computer Science 54 20 37% 34 63%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 93 21 23% 72 77%
Criminology 12 7 58% 5 42%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 2 67% 1 33%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 10 5 50% 5 50%
East Asian Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 12 6 50% 6 50%
Economics, General 145 53 37% 92 63%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 14 5 36% 9 64%
Engineering, Other 10 2 20% 8 80%
English Language and Literature, General 86 65 76% 21 24%
Environmental Studies 6 5 83% 1 17%
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 17 11 65% 6 35%
Finance, General 333 111 33% 222 67%
Fine/Studio Arts, General 26 22 85% 4 15%
French Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
Geology/Earth Science, General 16 8 50% 8 50%
German Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 13 8 62% 5 38%
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 17 4 24% 13 76%
History, General 78 32 41% 46 59%
History, Other 2 2 100% 0 %
Insurance 1 0 % 1 100%
International Relations and Affairs 45 29 64% 16 36%
International/Global Studies 42 19 45% 23 55%
Italian Language and Literature 1 0 % 1 100%
Latin American Studies 3 2 67% 1 33%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 0 % 2 100%
Linguistics 10 4 40% 6 60%
Logic 4 1 25% 3 75%
Management Science 8 3 38% 5 63%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 67 45 67% 22 33%
Materials Engineering 16 3 19% 13 81%
Mathematics, General 23 7 30% 16 70%
Mechanical Engineering 78 21 27% 57 73%
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 2 50% 2 50%
Music, General 6 4 67% 2 33%
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 1 0 % 1 100%
Neuroscience 98 58 59% 40 41%
Operations Management and Supervision 56 29 52% 27 48%
Philosophy 19 6 32% 13 68%
Philosophy, Other 112 47 42% 65 58%
Physics, General 21 5 24% 16 76%
Political Science and Government, General 155 72 46% 83 54%
Psychology, General 70 50 71% 20 29%
Public Policy Analysis, General 9 7 78% 2 22%
Real Estate 10 2 20% 8 80%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 195 171 88% 24 12%
Religion/Religious Studies 4 4 100% 0 %
Russian Language and Literature 3 2 67% 1 33%
Social Sciences, General 5 3 60% 2 40%
Sociology 19 16 84% 3 16%
South Asian Studies 4 1 25% 3 75%
Spanish Language and Literature 3 2 67% 1 33%
Statistics, General 41 12 29% 29 71%
Systems Engineering 33 15 45% 18 55%
Urban Studies/Affairs 30 20 67% 10 33%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 14 10 71% 4 29%
Women's Studies 5 4 80% 1 20%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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