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Here are the 10 most popular majors at UCSD!

Economics

What is Economics?

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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 8.1% overall, from 7.39% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 6.82% 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 2010 with 7.39% of total completions and an all time low in 1997 with 1.75% 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.

Psychology

What is Psychology?

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 Been Relatively Stable Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of California-San Diego has hovered around 6.23% overall over the five years prior to 2015. Psychology hit an all time high in 2007 with 7.56% of total completions and an all time low in 1985 with 2.53% 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.

Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.
 
 
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 University of California-San Diego has risen 103.7% overall, from 2.66% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 5.46% in 2015. Computer Science hit an all time high in 2015 with 5.46% of total completions and an all time low in 2010 with 2.66% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 65.3% overall in the last five years, from 17.0 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 28.1 completions per 10k in 2015.

Biology/Biological Sciences

What is Biology/Biological Sciences?

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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 12.5% overall, from 5.57% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 4.88% in 2015. Biology/Biological Sciences hit an all time high in 1999 with 6.60% of total completions and an all time low in 1990 with 2.15% 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.

Communication

What is Communication?

A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.
 
 
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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 11.6% overall, from 4.33% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.81% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. Communication hit an all time high in 2012 with 4.43% of total completions and an all time low in 2015 with 3.81% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 111.1% overall in the last five years, from 4.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 9.5 completions per 10k in 2015.

Management Science

What is Management Science?

A general program that focuses on the application of statistical modeling, data warehousing, data mining, programming, forecasting and operations research techniques to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance. Includes instruction in optimization theory and mathematical techniques, data mining, data warehousing, stochastic and dynamic modeling, operations analysis, and the design and testing of prototype systems and evaluation models.
 
 
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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 14.3% overall, from 4.18% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.60% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 12.5% from 3.17% in 2014 to 3.60% in 2015. Management Science hit an all time high in 2005 with 4.62% of total completions and an all time low in 2014 with 3.17% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 28.6% overall in the last five years, from 4.9 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 6.3 completions per 10k in 2015.

Anatomy

What is Anatomy?

A program that focuses on the scientific study of organ systems, tissue structures, and whole bodies together with their cellular and structural components and dynamics. Includes instruction in cell biology and histology, structural biology, molecular mechanics, regional and gross anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, endocrinology and secretory dynamics, and applications to such topics as aging and disease conditions.
 
 
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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 23.9% overall, from 4.62% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.55% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 6.1% from 3.27% in 2014 to 3.55% in 2015. Anatomy hit an all time high in 2010 with 4.62% of total completions and an all time low in 2004 with 0.07% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 25.0% overall in the last five years, from 0.8 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 0.6 completions per 10k in 2015.

Biochemistry

What is Biochemistry?

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.
 
 
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 University of California-San Diego has fallen 27.9% overall, from 4.29% 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 19.2% from 2.55% in 2014 to 3.15% in 2015. Biochemistry hit an all time high in 2011 with 4.60% of total completions and an all time low in 2014 with 2.55% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 14.5% overall in the last five years, from 7.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 8.7 completions per 10k in 2015.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

What is Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

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 University of California-San Diego has risen 31.8% overall, from 2.22% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.87% in 2015. Electrical and Electronics Engineering hit an all time high in 2005 with 5.48% of total completions and an all time low in 1994 with 0.73% 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.

Chemistry (Other)

What is Chemistry (Other)?

Any non-specific instructional program in Physical Sciences.

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 University of California-San Diego has risen 42.1% overall, from 1.94% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.73% in 2015. In the past year, however, percent of total completions has dropped 25.0% from 3.64% in 2014 to 2.73% in 2015. Chemistry (Other) hit an all time high in 2014 with 3.64% of total completions and an all time low in 1986 with 0.10% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 16.7% overall in the last five years, from 0.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 0.7 completions per 10k in 2015.


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