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Q – What are the most popular majors at Rutgers Univeristy?

A – Here are the most popular majors at Rutgers Univeristy:

1. Social Work at Rutgers University

What is a Social Work Major?

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Been Relatively Stable Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has hovered around 5.48% overall over the five years prior to 2015.

Social Work hit an all time high in 2013 with 6.10% of total completions and an all time low in 2000 with 1.91% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 20.2% overall in the last five years, from 41.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 49.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

2. Psychology at Rutgers University

What is a Psychology Major?

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.

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has fallen 36.5% overall, from 8.46% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 5.38% in 2015.

Psychology hit an all time high in 1999 with 9.59% of total completions and an all time low in 1986 with 2.38% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 4.6% overall in the last five years, from 125.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 131.0 completions per 10k in 2015.

3. Human Resources Management at Rutgers University

What is a Human Resources Management Major?

A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has risen 150.0% overall, from 1.63% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.99% in 2015.

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration hit an all time high in 2015 with 3.99% of total completions and an all time low in 2001 with 0.34% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 3.2% overall in the last five years, from 15.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 15.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

4. Public Health at Rutgers University

 

What is a Public Health Major?

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, manage, and evaluate public health care services; to function as public health professionals in public agencies, the private sector, and other settings; and to provide leadership in the field of public health. Includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health principles, preventive medicine, health policy and regulations, health care services and related administrative functions, public health law enforcement, health economics and budgeting, public communications, and professional standards and ethics.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has risen 161.5% overall, from 1.34% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.39% in 2015.

Public Health hit an all time high in 2015 with 3.39% of total completions and an all time low in 1992 with 0.17% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 77.6% overall in the last five years, from 7.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 13.5 completions per 10k in 2015.

5. Speech Communication at Rutgers University

 

What is a Speech Communication Major?

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.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has fallen 28.9% overall, from 4.45% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.20% in 2015.

Speech Communication and Rhetoric hit an all time high in 2011 with 5.06% of total completions and an all time low in 1995 with 1.41% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 0.7% overall in the last five years, from 41.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 40.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

6. Biology/Biological Sciences at Rutgers University

 

What is a Biology/Biological Sciences Major?

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.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has fallen 13.5% overall, from 3.74% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.15% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 10.3% from 2.93% in 2014 to 3.15% in 2015.

Biology/Biological Sciences hit an all time high in 1999 with 4.96% of total completions and an all time low in 1984 with 1.16% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 10.8% overall in the last five years, from 74.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 82.4 completions per 10k in 2015.

7. Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Rutgers University

 

What is a Kinesiology and Exercise Science Major?

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has risen 16.7% overall, from 2.37% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.85% in 2015. In the past year, however, percent of total completions has dropped 9.7% from 3.11% in 2014 to 2.85% in 2015.

Kinesiology and Exercise Science hit an all time high in 2014 with 3.11% of total completions and an all time low in 2008 with 2.21% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 69.9% overall in the last five years, from 15.3 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 26.0 completions per 10k in 2015.

8. Economics at Rutgers University

 

What is an Economics Major?

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has fallen 57.9% overall, from 5.68% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.42% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015.

Economics hit an all time high in 2004 with 6.99% of total completions and an all time low in 1997 with 1.96% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 5.3% overall in the last five years, from 37.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 39.4 completions per 10k in 2015.

9.  Nursing at Rutgers University

 

What is a Nursing Major?

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.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined From 2014-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has fallen 27.3% overall, from 3.28% in 2014 to 2.39% in 2015.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 19.1% overall in the last five years, from 192.1 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 228.8 completions per 10k in 2015.

10. Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Rutgers University

What is a Electrical and Electronics Engineering Major?

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

 

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick has risen 10.5% overall, from 1.91% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.06% in 2015.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering hit an all time high in 2004 with 3.04% of total completions and an all time low in 1997 with 1.04% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 14.1% overall in the last five years, from 25.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 29.1 completions per 10k in 2015.

 


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