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Majors, the annual breakdown

<rleton tradition, April is major-declaring month for sophomores. The 478 members of the class of 2012 have committed to their academic futures and the results are in.

In addition to the 22 majors on the chart to the right, eight majors have five or fewer students. These are African/African-American Studies (2), Asian Studies (5), Classical Studies (4), Classical Languages (3), Latin Studies (2), Spanish (3) and Theater (1).

Psychology dominated the rankings for the class of 2012 with 52 declaring,up from 34 last year.The second most popular major declared was Political Science/International Relations with 43, on par with last year’s 41.This breaks the trend of Biology and Economics as being the more popular majors declared as in previous years. 

Interestingly, no sophomores declared Women’s and Gender Studies, compared to last year’s five.

In the Computer Science Department, only one female student declared out of 15 students total.

Along gender lines in the Math Department, only seven out of the 26 that declared Math were women, accounting for 30 percent of the major.
Science departments including Geology, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry had fairly balanced gender ratios.

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