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Undergraduate Majors at Northwestern University

The most popular undergraduate major at Northwestern University is Economics followed by Psychology and Political Science and Government. A list of all 91 available majors and annual graduates is presented below. Also of interest, median earnings for Northwestern University graduates by major.

List of undergrad majors offered at Northwestern University
Computer and Information Sciences
Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences 1
Information Science/Studies 8
Computer Science 15
Education
Graduates
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Music Teacher Education 6
Engineering
Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 76
Chemical Engineering 30
Civil Engineering 20
Computer Engineering 13
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 8
Materials Engineering 20
Mechanical Engineering 56
Industrial Engineering 71
Manufacturing Engineering 7
Engineering, Other 1
Foreign Languages
Graduates
Linguistics 7
Comparative Literature 7
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 12
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
German Language and Literature 9
French Language and Literature 12
Italian Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 37
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10
Legal Professions 30
Legal Professions
Graduates
English and Literature
Graduates
English Language and Literature 94
Creative Writing 5
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2
General Studies 1
Biology
Graduates
Biology/Biological Sciences 139
Mathematics
Graduates
Mathematics 84
Applied Mathematics 7
Statistics 10
Natural Resources Conservation
Graduates
Environmental Science 11
General Studies
Graduates
Biological and Physical Sciences 18
Science, Technology and Society 8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Graduates
Philosophy 27
Religion/Religious Studies 17
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1
Physical Sciences
Graduates
Chemistry 22
Geology/Earth Science 3
Physics 16
Psychology
Graduates
Psychology 195
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 19
Psychology, Other 26
Human Services
Graduates
Community Organization and Advocacy 35
Public Policy Analysis 31
Social Sciences
Graduates
Anthropology 30
Economics 349
Geography 4
International Relations and Affairs 95
Political Science and Government 184
Sociology 22
Urban Studies/Affairs 7
Social Sciences, Other 40
Ethnic Studies
Graduates
African Studies 4
American/United States Studies/Civilization 9
European Studies/Civilization 2
Area Studies, Other 2
African-American/Black Studies 6
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1
Women's Studies 10
Visual and Performing Arts
Graduates
Dance 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts 97
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism 1
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 30
Art/Art Studies 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 28
Music 26
Music Performance 22
Music Theory and Composition 3
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1
Keyboard Instruments 2
Voice and Opera 17
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1
Stringed Instruments 14
Music, Other 1
Health Professions
Graduates
Communication Sciences and Disorders 37
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 15
Business
Graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 36
Finance 50
Organizational Behavior Studies 16
History
Graduates
History 100
Communication
Graduates
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 108
Communication and Media Studies, Other 4
Journalism 163
Radio and Television 79
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 65

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147767 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern University.