In a volatile world, one source of constancy is the list of Boston College’s 10 most popular undergraduate majors, which has changed little in the past five years.

Economics (1,227 current majors), finance (1,048), and biology (958) once again occupy the top three spots, as has been the case since the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, economics—which includes enrollments in Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and Carroll School of Management—has been the most popular major at BC since 2012-13. And while the order has shifted at times, political science (873), communication (757), and psychology (506) have been mainstays in places four through six since 2014. 

This year has seen computer science crack the top 10 for the first time, with 420 majors, placing it ninth behind nursing (431) and applied psychology and human development (430), and ahead of English (408).