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This list shows the spot unemployment rate for each major, obtained from the 22,409 alumni who have taken our survey. 
The number of surveys, years, major, motivation levels and tenacity all play a role in employment rates, and overall employability. 
Not all the numbers are statistically significant — they are generated from varying survey data — use your best judgement
Major (sort)# Unemployment Rate
Average for all Majors22,409
6.82%
Accounting  
396
6.6% 
Aerospace Engineering  
81
6.2% 
Agriculture/Horticulture  
39
12.8% 
Animal Studies  
29
17.2% 
Anthropology  
86
7.0% 
Archaeology  
7
0.0% 
Architecture  
103
4.9% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  
25
16.0% 
Art & Design Department  
354
12.4% 
Astronomy  
11
0.0% 
Athletics/Training  
21
4.8% 
Automotive Engineering  
44
4.6% 
Biology  
568
5.8% 
Business - Management and Administration  
1783
7.4% 
Chemical Engineering  
76
4.0% 
Chemistry  
187
4.3% 
Civil Engineering  
144
12.5% 
Communications  
565
7.3% 
Computer Engineering  
122
6.6% 
Computer Science  
615
4.6% 
Criminal  
219
5.5% 
Cultures/Civilization  
14
21.4% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc  
184
7.1% 
Economics  
421
4.5% 
Education  
1012
8.6% 
Electrical Engineering  
272
3.7% 
Engineering Department  
200
3.5% 
English  
634
5.1% 
Finance  
180
6.1% 
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc  
160
5.6% 
Genetics  
6
0.0% 
Geography and Geosciences  
122
6.6% 
History/Histories (art history/etc.)  
484
5.8% 
Industrial Design  
14
21.4% 
Industrial Operations Engineering  
58
10.3% 
Interior Design  
49
14.3% 
Journalism  
150
7.3% 
Kinesiology  
27
3.7% 
Language - French/Spanish/etc.  
134
3.0% 
Linguistics  
12
16.7% 
Math  
217
6.9% 
Mechanical Engineering  
262
6.9% 
Meteorology  
8
0.0% 
Music - Composition/Theory  
32
9.4% 
Music - Performance  
145
7.6% 
Music Education  
101
2.0% 
Natural Resources  
24
12.5% 
Naval Engineering  
18
11.1% 
Neuroscience/Cognitive Science  
8
0.0% 
Nuclear Engineering  
5
0.0% 
Nursing  
323
9.0% 
Nutrition  
7
14.3% 
Other  
1156
10.3% 
Perfomance Arts  
84
8.3% 
Pharmacy  
50
4.0% 
Philosophy  
103
10.7% 
Physical Therapy/Exercise Science  
20
15.0% 
Physics  
92
6.5% 
Political Science  
629
5.1% 
PreDent and Dentistry  
9
0.0% 
PreLaw and Legal  
113
8.9% 
PreMed and Medical  
90
1.1% 
PreVet and Veterinary  
12
0.0% 
Psychology  
621
5.6% 
Public Health  
28
7.1% 
Public Policy  
48
4.2% 
Radiological Sciences  
6
0.0% 
Religion/Religious  
364
2.5% 
School of Information  
59
3.4% 
Social Work  
84
11.9% 
Sociology  
190
4.2% 
Telecommunications  
30
0.0% 
Undecided  
69
4.4% 
Urban Planning  
20
5.0% 
Video/Media  
36
11.1% 
Zoology  
26
11.5% 
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