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Q – What are the most popular University of Oregon Majors?

A – Here are the most popular University of Oregon Majors:

1. Business/Commerce at University of Oregon

What is a Business/Commerce Major?

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

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 Oregon has risen 17.9% overall, from 6.67% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 7.93% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percentage of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015.

Business/Commerce hit an all time high in 1999 with 8.05% of total completions and an all time low in 1996 with 1.06% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 9.0% overall in the last five years, from 61.9 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 56.3 completions per 10k in 2015.

2. Pyschology at University of Oregon

 

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 Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of Oregon has risen 13.0% overall, from 5.38% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 6.07% in 2015. In the past year, however, percent of total completions has dropped 9.0% from 6.67% in 2014 to 6.07% in 2015.

Psychology hit an all time high in 2013 with 6.82% of total completions and an all time low in 1984 with 2.34% 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. Social Sciences at University of Oregon

 

What is a Social Sciences Major?

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social 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 Oregon has risen 1,075.0% overall, from 0.39% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 4.74% in 2015.

Social Sciences hit an all time high in 2015 with 4.74% of total completions and an all time low in 1986 with 0.01% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 7.9% overall in the last five years, from 21.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 19.7 completions per 10k in 2015.

4. Economics at University of Oregon

 

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 Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of Oregon has risen 17.5% overall, from 3.96% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 4.65% in 2015.

Economics hit an all time high in 2015 with 4.65% of total completions and an all time low in 1993 with 0.73% 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.

5. Physiology at University of Oregon

 

What is a Physiology Major?

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the functional dynamics, morphology, and biochemical and biophysical communications within organisms and between living systems at all levels of complexity and integration. Includes instruction in reproduction, growth, hormonal action, vascular function, respiration, digestion, sensory perception and processing, sensorimotor integration, signal encoding and conveyance, homeostasis, physical function and malfunction, evolutionary physiology, and disease processes.

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 Oregon has risen 44.4% overall, from 2.73% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.91% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percentage of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015.

Physiology hit an all time high in 2015 with 3.91% of total completions and an all time low in 2008 with 1.85% 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 0.2 completions per 10k total graduates every year.

6. Advertising at University of Oregon

 

What is an Advertising Major?

A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

 
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 Oregon has risen 83.3% overall, from 1.78% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.31% in 2015.

Advertising hit an all time high in 2015 with 3.31% of total completions and an all time low in 2008 with 1.25% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 10.8% overall in the last five years, from 6.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 5.8 completions per 10k in 2015.

7. Political Science and Government

 

What is a Political Science and Government Major?

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.

 

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 Oregon has fallen 37.5% overall, from 4.85% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.03% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015.

Political Science and Government hit an all time high in 2007 with 5.36% of total completions and an all time low in 1987 with 1.42% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 18.1% overall in the last five years, from 51.5 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 42.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

8. Sociology at University of Oregon  

 

What is a Sociology Major?

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 Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at University of Oregon has fallen 30.0% overall, from 3.99% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.85% in 2015.

Sociology hit an all time high in 1999 with 5.38% of total completions and an all time low in 1986 with 0.94% 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.

9. Accounting at University of Oregon

 

What is an Accounting Major?

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.

 

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 Oregon has fallen 6.7% overall, from 3.00% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.85% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 12.0% from 2.54% in 2014 to 2.85% in 2015.

Accounting hit an all time high in 2013 with 3.12% of total completions and an all time low in 2000 with 0.86% 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 85.0 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 82.1 completions per 10k in 2015.

10. Public Relations/Image Management at University of Oregon

 

What is a Public Relations/Image Management Major?

A program that focuses on the theories and methods for managing the media image of a business, organization, or individual and the communication process with stakeholders, constituencies, audiences, and the general public; and that prepares individuals to function as public relations assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in public relations theory; related principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

 

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 Oregon has risen 107.7% overall, from 1.31% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.70% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percentage of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015.

Public Relations/Image Management hit an all time high in 2015 with 2.70% of total completions and an all time low in 2005 with 1.30% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 5.4% overall in the last five years, from 5.6 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 5.9 completions per 10k in 2015.


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