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Rate of Unemployment by Major

This list shows the spot unemployment rate for each major, obtained from the 26,302 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 Majors26,302
6.93%
Accounting  429
7.5% 
Aerospace Engineering  103
6.8% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture  56
12.5% 
Animal Studies  
38
13.2% 
Anthropology  97
6.2% 
Archaeology  
15
0.0% 
Architecture  119
5.0% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  40
10.0% 
Art & Design Department  395
12.9% 
Astronomy  
20
0.0% 
Athletics/ Training  
32
3.1% 
Automotive Engineering  56
3.6% 
Biology  610
5.9% 
Business - Management and Administration  1912
8.3% 
Chemical Engineering  92
2.2% 
Chemistry  206
3.9% 
Civil Engineering  157
12.7% 
Communications  604
7.1% 
Computer Engineering  134
6.7% 
Computer Science  691
4.6% 
Criminal  233
5.2% 
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
12.0% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  210
10.5% 
Economics  
448
4.5% 
Education  1079
8.5% 
Electrical Engineering  297
3.7% 
Engineering Department  225
3.6% 
English  681
4.7% 
Finance  191
5.8% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  184
5.4% 
Genetics  22
0.0% 
Geography and Geosciences  142
5.6% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
528
5.7% 
Industrial Design  
29
10.3% 
Industrial Operations Engineering  70
8.6% 
Interior Design  63
12.7% 
Journalism  168
7.7% 
Kinesiology  50
2.0% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  144
4.9% 
Linguistics  
28
7.1% 
Math  240
6.3% 
Mechanical Engineering  288
6.6% 
Meteorology  
17
0.0% 
Music - Composition/ Theory  
45
6.7% 
Music - Performance  
163
8.6% 
Music Education  123
2.4% 
Natural Resources  
40
7.5% 
Naval Engineering  35
2.9% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  25
0.0% 
Nuclear Engineering  17
0.0% 
Nursing  370
9.2% 
Nutrition  18
11.1% 
Other  1279
10.6% 
Perfomance Arts  99
7.1% 
Pharmacy  62
3.2% 
Philosophy  121
9.1% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
28
10.7% 
Physics  114
5.3% 
Political Science  667
5.9% 
PreDent and Dentistry  24
29.2% 
PreLaw and Legal  126
9.5% 
PreMed and Medical  111
5.4% 
Preparatory  
17
0.0% 
PreVet and Veterinary  21
4.8% 
Psychology  667
6.6% 
Public Health  
40
5.0% 
Public Policy  
61
3.3% 
Radiological Sciences  17
0.0% 
Religion/ Religious  
397
2.3% 
School of Information  74
4.1% 
Social Work  
105
8.6% 
Sociology  
207
3.9% 
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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