Boston College Fact Book 1996 - 1997


Undergraduate Majors*
By School
1985 1986 1987 1988 19891990 1991 1992 1993 1994 19951996
Arts & Sciences
Art History 22 21 32 31 27 37 50 40 38 43 38 37
Biochemistry 38 53 45 49 49 52 61 67 94 108 111 115
Biology 562 491 421 402 396 417 502 537 618 671 752 734
Chemistry 108 78 69 44 28 43 57 67 94 90 100 89
Classics 11 16 11 20 18 18 17 20 17 20 20 20
Communication 592 621 648 624 605 568 515 500 480 533 522 499
Computer Science 99 104 107 97 76 51 53 54 77 82 97 118
Economics 668 624 620 611 577 531 453 361 332 345 356 364
English 732 735 833 953 980 1,015 1,018 965 955 925 927 935
Geology/Geophysics 12 9 13 23 27 33 55 54 55 87 82 80
German 6 9 10 16 11 16 14 13 14 13 9 6
History 246 247 315 369 387 403 424 410 400 398 411 379
Independent 1 2 4 1 1 5 9 13 17 12 4 2
International Studies - - - - - - - - - - - 40
Mathematics 316 266 228 223 224 221 209 176 166 178 176 190
Music - - - - - 5 8 15 26 26 21 19
Philosophy 143 148 208 201 217 246 252 191 181 182 198 178
Physics 35 32 37 31 29 34 34 25 33 29 28 33
Political Science 686 702 760 869 935 823 846 783 773 781 747 700
Psychology 485 462 550 580 509 516 528 562 650 715 743 736
French ** ** ** 95 73 62 50 63 51 54 50 43
Italian ** ** ** 4 9 13 7 5 9 5 4 5
Spanish ** ** ** 44 62 63 63 74 67 65 76 71
Romance Languages-Total 128 124 144 143 144 138 120 142 127 124 130 119
Slavic Studies 15 12 19 21 14 15 16 20 13 18 18 12
Sociology 81 98 106 115 136 148 172 177 229 255 245 233
Studio Art 26 28 23 24 24 23 32 32 23 29 41 48
Theater 29 33 27 34 27 27 36 31 35 40 43 66
Theology 26 19 27 21 24 21 25 21 20 29 36 47
Education
American Heritage - - - - - - - - - 3 2 4
Child/Society - - - - - - - - - 75 86 99
Early Childhood 52 59 60 72 67 74 82 100 79 81 72 57
Elementary Education 146 162 196 208 216 218 236 240 223 200 196 231
General Science - - - - - - - - - 4 3 5
Hispanic Experience - - - - - - - - - 9 7 9
Human Development 150 153 172 136 127 134 175 208 198 180 191 231
Intensive Special Needs - - - - - - - - - 16 22 29
Math/Computer Science - - - - - - - - - 16 19 29
Middle School 8 19 11 16 17 15 15 7 3 - - -
Moderate Special Needs 7 26 26 43 33 47 - - - 108 106 116
Secondary Education 99 102 112 128 130 141 131 108 109 118 104 143
Special Ed/Spec. Needs 160 129 93 82 78 87 96 105 113 - - -
Management
Accounting 468 432 387 390 409 429 411 415 434 459 426 383
Computer Science 209 138 91 59 25 25 21 21 38 41 38 56
Economics 112 108 118 130 129 147 137 138 126 134 156 143
Economics/Op Res - - - - - - - - - 6 3 -
Finance 527 568 609 611 568 578 524 533 566 645 702 747
General Management 264 256 240 342 325 334 316 297 282 265 268 258
Human Resource Mgt. 38 37 38 41 43 40 33 30 46 50 59 67
Information Systems - - - 10 26 37 48 46 53 74 50 82
Marketing 510 437 442 444 414 433 425 384 397 422 430 487
Strategic Management 19 11 6 17 34 35 68 56 63 54 55 67
Nursing 541 461 386 339 358 355 373 430 419 410 368 306
* This chart includes each declared major. Students with double or triple majors are therefore counted two and three times. Thus, adding the numbers in a column does not produce accurate enrollment totals. College of Advancing Studies students are not included in this table.
** Prior to Fall 1988 separate totals for French, Italian and Spanish are not available.
Source: Office of the Registrar

Date Posted: October 23, 1996
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