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Here are the most popular majors at the UC Santa Cruz!

1. 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-Santa Cruz has hovered around 10.65% overall over the five years prior to 2015. Psychology hit an all time high in 2014 with 11.93% of total completions and an all time low in 1995 with 4.67% 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.

2. Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology

What is Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology?

An integrated, combined program that focuses on the scientific study of cells, cellular systems, and the molecular basis of cell structure and function. Includes instruction in cell biology, cell chemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, and structural biology.
 
 

 
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-Santa Cruz has risen 83.9% overall, from 3.06% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 5.73% in 2015. Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology hit an all time high in 2015 with 5.73% of total completions and an all time low in 2004 with 2.26% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 10.3% overall in the last five years, from 2.9 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 3.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

3. Business/Managerial Economics

What is Business/Managerial Economics?

A program that focuses on the application of economics principles to the analysis of the organization and operation of business enterprises. Includes instruction in monetary theory, banking and financial systems, theory of competition, pricing theory, wage and salary/incentive theory, analysis of markets, and applications of econometrics and quantitative methods to the study of particular businesses and business problems.
 
 
 
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-Santa Cruz has fallen 35.6% overall, from 8.65% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 5.63% in 2015. Business/Managerial Economics hit an all time high in 2006 with 8.87% of total completions and an all time low in 1998 with 0.35% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 7.6% overall in the last five years, from 6.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 6.1 completions per 10k in 2015.

4. 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 From 2014-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of California-Santa Cruz has risen 38.5% overall, from 3.88% in 2014 to 5.43% in 2015.

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.

5. Sociology

What is Sociology?

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.
 
 
 
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-Santa Cruz has risen 25.6% overall, from 4.31% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 5.39% in 2015. Sociology hit an all time high in 2005 with 6.44% of total completions and an all time low in 1988 with 1.60% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 3.4% overall in the last five years, from 38.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 36.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

6. Environmental Studies

What is Environmental Studies?

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.
 
 
 
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-Santa Cruz has fallen 14.0% overall, from 5.66% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 4.86% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. Environmental Studies hit an all time high in 2012 with 5.68% of total completions and an all time low in 2005 with 2.80% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools exhibits an overall upward linear trend, growing at a rate of about 0.8 completions per 10k total graduates every year.

7. Comparative Literature

What is Comparative Literature?

A program that focuses on two or more literary traditions in the original languages or in translation. Includes instruction in comparative linguistics; applicable foreign languages; English/French language and literature; literary criticism; and applications to genre, period, national, and textual studies as well as literary forms such as poetry, prose, and drama.
 
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Been Relatively Stable From 2014-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of California-Santa Cruz has hovered around 4.45% overall over the year prior to 2015.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 7.7% overall in the last five years, from 1.3 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 1.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

8. History

What is History?

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.
 
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-Santa Cruz has fallen 11.6% overall, from 4.31% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.77% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. History hit an all time high in 2006 with 4.63% of total completions and an all time low in 2014 with 3.66% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 24.7% overall in the last five years, from 47.3 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 35.6 completions per 10k in 2015.

9. Anthropology

What is Anthropology?

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.
 
 
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-Santa Cruz has fallen 19.5% overall, from 4.15% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.32% in 2015. Anthropology hit an all time high in 1999 with 4.54% of total completions and an all time low in 1989 with 0.71% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 4.5% overall in the last five years, from 13.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 12.8 completions per 10k in 2015.

10. Film/Video and Photographic Arts

What is Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Other)?

Any non-specific instructional program in Visual and Performing Arts.

 

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-Santa Cruz has risen 6.9% overall, from 2.87% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.08% in 2015. Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Other) hit an all time high in 2004 with 4.76% of total completions and an all time low in 2014 with 2.62% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 18.2% overall in the last five years, from 1.1 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 0.9 completions per 10k in 2015. 


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