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Rate of Unemployment by Major

This list shows the spot unemployment rate for each major, obtained from the 25,957 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 Majors25,957
6.87%
Accounting  419
6.9% 
Aerospace Engineering  102
5.9% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture  56
12.5% 
Animal Studies  
34
14.7% 
Anthropology  97
6.2% 
Archaeology  
15
0.0% 
Architecture  117
5.1% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  40
10.0% 
Art & Design Department  393
13.0% 
Astronomy  
20
0.0% 
Athletics/ Training  
32
3.1% 
Automotive Engineering  55
3.6% 
Biology  603
6.0% 
Business - Management and Administration  1890
8.0% 
Chemical Engineering  91
2.2% 
Chemistry  205
3.9% 
Civil Engineering  155
12.9% 
Communications  593
7.1% 
Computer Engineering  133
6.0% 
Computer Science  681
4.7% 
Criminal  232
5.2% 
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
12.0% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  207
10.1% 
Economics  
442
4.5% 
Education  1073
8.5% 
Electrical Engineering  290
3.8% 
Engineering Department  225
3.6% 
English  669
4.8% 
Finance  191
5.8% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  179
5.6% 
Genetics  22
0.0% 
Geography and Geosciences  142
5.6% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
522
5.8% 
Industrial Design  
29
10.3% 
Industrial Operations Engineering  69
8.7% 
Interior Design  63
12.7% 
Journalism  167
7.2% 
Kinesiology  50
2.0% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  144
4.9% 
Linguistics  
28
7.1% 
Math  238
6.3% 
Mechanical Engineering  283
6.4% 
Meteorology  
17
0.0% 
Music - Composition/ Theory  
44
6.8% 
Music - Performance  
160
7.5% 
Music Education  123
2.4% 
Natural Resources  
40
7.5% 
Naval Engineering  35
2.9% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  23
0.0% 
Nuclear Engineering  17
0.0% 
Nursing  354
8.8% 
Nutrition  17
5.9% 
Other  1249
10.7% 
Perfomance Arts  99
7.1% 
Pharmacy  61
3.3% 
Philosophy  120
9.2% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
28
10.7% 
Physics  114
5.3% 
Political Science  662
5.9% 
PreDent and Dentistry  24
29.2% 
PreLaw and Legal  126
9.5% 
PreMed and Medical  109
5.5% 
Preparatory  
17
0.0% 
PreVet and Veterinary  21
4.8% 
Psychology  659
6.7% 
Public Health  
36
5.6% 
Public Policy  
59
3.4% 
Radiological Sciences  17
0.0% 
Religion/ Religious  
395
2.3% 
School of Information  73
4.1% 
Social Work  
105
8.6% 
Sociology  
200
4.0% 
Telecommunications  36
0.0% 
Undecided  
75
5.3% 
Urban Planning  
33
3.0% 
Video/ Media  47
8.5% 
Zoology  
35
8.6% 

Zoology Major unemployment rate

_ZoologyAll Majors
Unemployed%9%7
Minimum Wage%11%4
All Others%66%88
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Zoology?

Going Well%60
Not Going Well%40
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Zoology say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

Graduates who stayed in Zoology

Still in Field%49
Got out%51
More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school

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