In 2008, 333,500 bachelor's degrees were conferred in the field of business—the most popular of all majors.


Related Facts: In all, 1,563,000 bachelor's degrees were awarded in 2007-08. Other popular majors included social sciences and history (167,000 degrees conferred), health sciences (111,000), and education (103,000).


[Source: U.S. Department of Education. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]