dcsimg
You are here:

Top 10 Undergraduate Majors

Princeton Review’s annual survey of all things collegiate includes a list of the top ten majors for today’s college students. This list does not factor in the value of a degree in any of these fields, either in starting salary range or the availability of jobs in the field. But it provides a glimpse at what college undergrads today most often opt for as an academic specialty.

The top ten majors today:

  • Psychology: leads to far more counseling opportunities than were available a decade ago. Work in social services, addiction counseling and children’s services have become big career centers.
  • Nursing: nursing students today recognize the need for a bachelors’ in nursing for overall career progression.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences: this collection of undergraduate majors includes pre-med students, those with biotech interests, and often students who are interested in environmental careers.
  • Education: teaching is still a major career track and one that suffers chronic personnel shortages.
  • English Language and Literature: include the students with journalism or online content contribution interests and you’ve got an assortment of career options.
  • Economics: another business career choice, one that can quickly lead to financial analysis jobs.
  • Communications Studies/Speech Communications/Rhetoric: the coursework usually includes mass communications such as film/broadcast/internet, but they also cover anthropology, political science and psychology.
  • Political Science/Government: The closer this course of study gets to government and public management, the closer it gets to a real job classification.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Full Sail University - Online

    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

    Location: Online

    Full Sail University - Online Request Info »
  • Platt College

    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

    Location: Online

    Platt College Request Info »
  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

    Location: Online

    Capella University Request Info »
  • Independence University

    Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

    Location:
    Salt Lake City: 4021 South 700 East, Suite #400., Salt Lake City UT 84101
    Independence University Request Info »
  • Brookline College Online

    Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.

    Location: Online

    Brookline College Online Request Info »
  • Saint Marys University of Minnesota

    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

    At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.

    Location:
    Winona: , Winona MN 55987
    Saint Marys University of Minnesota Request Info »
  • Argosy University

    Welcome to Argosy University

    Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

    Location:
    Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021
    Argosy University Request Info »
  • West Coast University

    Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

    Location: Online

    West Coast University Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.