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Table 276. Bachelor's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and major field of study: 2004-05
Major field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 1,439,264 1,049,141 136,122 101,124 97,209 10,307 45,361 613,000 456,592 45,810 39,490 43,711 4,143 23,254 826,264 592,549 90,312 61,634 53,498 6,164 22,107
Agriculture and natural resources 23,002 20,292 654 806 682 200 368 11,987 10,808 278 356 269 103 173 11,015 9,484 376 450 413 97 195
Architecture and related services 9,237 6,764 426 783 762 39 463 5,222 3,941 251 445 316 24 245 4,015 2,823 175 338 446 15 218
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 7,569 4,218 1,051 989 996 148 167 2,307 1,265 328 288 317 53 56 5,262 2,953 723 701 679 95 111
Biological and biomedical sciences 64,611 44,143 5,146 3,993 8,907 514 1,908 24,617 17,551 1,315 1,448 3,410 195 698 39,994 26,592 3,831 2,545 5,497 319 1,210
Business 311,574 214,361 34,464 21,955 23,429 1,952 15,413 155,940 114,502 12,477 9,665 10,523 899 7,874 155,634 99,859 21,987 12,290 12,906 1,053 7,539
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 72,715 56,142 7,048 4,477 3,073 386 1,589 25,324 19,872 2,354 1,487 928 129 554 47,391 36,270 4,694 2,990 2,145 257 1,035
Communications technologies 2,523 1,841 262 177 140 8 95 1,602 1,220 126 111 85 2 58 921 621 136 66 55 6 37
Computer and information sciences 54,111 32,948 6,438 3,402 7,023 311 3,989 42,125 27,340 3,796 2,555 5,205 216 3,013 11,986 5,608 2,642 847 1,818 95 976
Construction trades 117 98 8 5 3 0 3 107 93 6 4 2 0 2 10 5 2 1 1 0 1
Education 105,451 90,645 6,434 4,845 1,747 933 847 22,513 19,167 1,622 930 340 220 234 82,938 71,478 4,812 3,915 1,407 713 613
                                           
Engineering 64,906 44,012 3,386 3,703 8,687 355 4,763 52,020 36,360 2,239 2,855 6,504 274 3,788 12,886 7,652 1,147 848 2,183 81 975
Engineering technologies1  14,482 10,657 1,537 891 799 109 489 12,812 9,638 1,211 757 689 96 421 1,670 1,019 326 134 110 13 68
English language and literature/letters 54,379 43,680 4,200 3,311 2,376 296 516 17,154 14,216 1,012 993 676 105 152 37,225 29,464 3,188 2,318 1,700 191 364
Family and consumer sciences 20,074 15,796 2,057 1,012 785 179 245 2,435 1,832 287 126 123 19 48 17,639 13,964 1,770 886 662 160 197
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 18,386 13,169 753 2,964 961 104 435 5,370 3,982 196 772 265 40 115 13,016 9,187 557 2,192 696 64 320
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 80,685 61,240 8,989 4,547 4,194 570 1,145 10,858 7,848 1,150 793 773 83 211 69,827 53,392 7,839 3,754 3,421 487 934
Legal professions and studies 3,161 2,042 618 248 215 16 22 918 622 128 79 79 8 2 2,243 1,420 490 169 136 8 20
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 43,751 30,042 5,657 4,715 2,039 479 819 13,732 9,966 1,610 1,089 613 151 303 30,019 20,076 4,047 3,626 1,426 328 516
Library science 76 72 3 1 0 0 0 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 61 58 2 1 0 0 0
Mathematics and statistics 14,351 10,399 885 816 1,457 80 714 7,937 5,733 433 478 818 51 424 6,414 4,666 452 338 639 29 290
                                           
Mechanics and repair technologies 238 164 15 24 18 7 10 225 157 15 21 17 6 9 13 7 0 3 1 1 1
Military technologies 40 35 1 3 1 0 0 33 29 1 3 0 0 0 7 6 0 0 1 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 30,243 21,458 2,674 3,115 2,086 223 687 9,645 7,005 834 683 756 69 298 20,598 14,453 1,840 2,432 1,330 154 389
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 22,888 18,227 2,042 1,424 610 207 378 11,702 9,132 1,171 803 292 97 207 11,186 9,095 871 621 318 110 171
Philosophy and religious studies 11,584 9,522 604 606 600 107 145 7,225 6,008 331 390 332 70 94 4,359 3,514 273 216 268 37 51
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 18,905 14,547 1,105 873 1,488 139 753 10,934 8,817 436 466 712 77 426 7,971 5,730 669 407 776 62 327
Precision production 64 56 0 4 3 0 1 45 41 0 3 0 0 1 19 15 0 1 3 0 0
Psychology 85,614 61,293 9,703 7,486 5,044 585 1,503 19,000 13,869 1,738 1,679 1,259 139 316 66,614 47,424 7,965 5,807 3,785 446 1,187
Public administration and social service professions 21,769 13,206 4,946 2,409 755 242 211 4,209 2,598 793 510 216 48 44 17,560 10,608 4,153 1,899 539 194 167
Security and protective services 30,723 20,355 5,545 3,435 883 311 194 15,354 11,051 2,013 1,585 477 152 76 15,369 9,304 3,532 1,850 406 159 118
                                           
Social sciences and history 156,892 112,777 14,323 12,339 11,967 1,185 4,301 77,702 58,905 5,202 5,286 5,618 530 2,161 79,190 53,872 9,121 7,053 6,349 655 2,140
Social sciences 125,494 86,500 12,733 10,401 10,801 978 4,081 59,225 43,124 4,452 4,204 5,004 399 2,042 66,269 43,376 8,281 6,197 5,797 579 2,039
History 31,398 26,277 1,590 1,938 1,166 207 220 18,477 15,781 750 1,082 614 131 119 12,921 10,496 840 856 552 76 101
Theology and religious vocations 9,284 8,048 538 309 184 38 167 6,253 5,527 303 197 107 19 100 3,031 2,521 235 112 77 19 67
Transportation and materials moving 4,904 4,015 291 266 148 37 147 4,323 3,538 253 231 139 33 129 581 477 38 35 9 4 18
Visual and performing arts 80,955 62,877 4,319 5,191 5,147 547 2,874 31,355 23,945 1,900 2,402 1,851 235 1,022 49,600 38,932 2,419 2,789 3,296 312 1,852
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004–05 Integrated Postsecondary Edu­cation Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2005. (This table was prepared July 2006.)

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