Just what should students thinking about going to college major in? That’s a question whose answer doesn’t have an easy formula. Of course, students should be encouraged to do what’s in their hearts and what make sense for their own personal situation and ambition. But knowing which majors are most popular could help give them a jumping-off point to start the decision process.
The infographic above shows where quite a variety of majors stand in relation to each other. Does it necessarily follow that the most popular fields of study lead to the best jobs? Maybe not—but since having a career is the end result, there could be a correlation. The graphic also breaks things down even further into which degrees are most popular for men and women, and in what fields students are going for their master’s degrees.
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