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Rate of Unemployment by Major

This list shows the spot unemployment rate for each major, obtained from the 26,993 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 Majors26,993
8.29%
Nuclear Engineering  18
0.0% 
Archaeology  
15
0.0% 
Preparatory  
17
0.0% 
Telecommunications  36
0.0% 
Astronomy  
20
0.0% 
Radiological Sciences  18
0.0% 
Meteorology  
17
0.0% 
Genetics  22
0.0% 
Neuroscience/ Cognitive Science  25
0.0% 
Kinesiology  51
2.0% 
Chemical Engineering  93
2.2% 
Music Education  125
2.4% 
Religion/ Religious  
398
2.5% 
Athletics/ Training  
35
2.9% 
Pharmacy  66
3.0% 
Urban Planning  
33
3.0% 
Public Policy  
61
3.3% 
Automotive Engineering  56
3.6% 
Electrical Engineering  298
3.7% 
Sociology  
209
3.8% 
School of Information  74
4.1% 
Chemistry  207
4.4% 
English  688
4.7% 
Economics  
451
4.7% 
PreVet and Veterinary  21
4.8% 
Language - French/ Spanish/ etc.  144
4.9% 
Public Health  
41
4.9% 
Computer Science  700
5.0% 
Architecture  119
5.0% 
Criminal  234
5.1% 
Physics  115
5.2% 
Undecided  
75
5.3% 
PreMed and Medical  112
5.4% 
Geography and Geosciences  146
5.5% 
History/ Histories (art history/ etc.)  
544
5.7% 
Finance  193
5.7% 
Biology  620
5.8% 
Political Science  669
5.8% 
Fine Arts - Painting/ Sculpture/ Photography/ etc  188
5.9% 
Anthropology  99
6.1% 
Math  242
6.2% 
Perfomance Arts  110
6.4% 
Psychology  676
6.7% 
Music - Composition/ Theory  
45
6.7% 
Computer Engineering  134
6.7% 
Aerospace Engineering  103
6.8% 
Mechanical Engineering  291
6.9% 
Linguistics  
28
7.1% 
Communications  613
7.3% 
Natural Resources  
40
7.5% 
Accounting  435
7.6% 
Journalism  168
7.7% 
Naval Engineering  37
8.1% 
Business - Management and Administration  1932
8.3% 
Zoology  
36
8.3% 
Industrial Operations Engineering  71
8.5% 
Social Work  
106
8.5% 
Video/ Media  47
8.5% 
Music - Performance  
164
8.5% 
Education  1089
8.6% 
Philosophy  131
9.2% 
Nursing  379
9.2% 
Architecture & Urban Planning Department  40
10.0% 
Design Arts - Industrial Design/ Graphic Design/ etc  215
10.2% 
Industrial Design  
29
10.3% 
Other  1310
10.5% 
Physical Therapy/ Exercise Science  
28
10.7% 
PreLaw and Legal  130
10.8% 
Nutrition  18
11.1% 
Cultures/ Civilization  
25
12.0% 
Civil Engineering  162
12.4% 
Interior Design  63
12.7% 
Animal Studies  
39
12.8% 
Art & Design Department  397
12.9% 
Agriculture/ Horticulture  58
13.8% 
PreDent and Dentistry  24
29.2% 
Engineering Department  467
52.5% 

Engineering Department Major unemployment rate

_Engineering DepartmentAll Majors
Unemployed%52%8
Minimum Wage%2%4
All Others%46%87
More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

Are things going well in Engineering Department?

Going Well%42
Not Going Well%58
More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Engineering Department 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 Engineering Department

Still in Field%32
Got out%68
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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