Studies and Majors

The most popular Bachelor's degrees among women
These college majors are the most common among females

Psychology, General
Psychology, General

Psychology, General is popular among girls. How popular? Well, 83,513 degrees were earned by females in this subject.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse is one of the most popular college majors among girls with 83,255 degrees awarded.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration and Management, General

With 70,647 degrees awarded to females, Business Administration and Management, General is a very common major.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General had 40,772 females getting a degree in this recently.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Elementary Education and Teaching is one of the most popular college majors among girls with 36,649 degrees awarded.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature, General

English Language and Literature, General is popular among girls. How popular? Well, 32,376 degrees were earned by females in this subject.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Accounting
Accounting

Accounting is popular among girls. How popular? Well, 27,284 degrees were earned by females in this subject.

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Sociology
Sociology

Sociology is popular among girls. How popular? Well, 23,674 degrees were earned by females in this subject.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Speech Communication and Rhetoric had 20,794 females getting a degree in this recently.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, General

Political Science and Government, General is one of the most popular college majors among girls with 19,453 degrees awarded.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

   
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