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Majors and Degrees

Degrees awarded at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014-15
Bachelor's 6,700
Master's 2,025
Doctoral 1,497
Total 10,222

Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15
Economics, General. 8%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. 8%
Political Science and Government, General. 5%
Psychology, General. 5%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. 4%

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients’ First-destination Survey Results

Graduates of University of Wisconsin-Madison follow many paths in their first year after receiving their degree. We asked about their first destination after graduation using the following question:

What is most likely to be your principal activity upon graduation?


Graduates were asked to select only their primary activity that best matched their plans after graduation. Some graduates may pursue multiple options at the same time, which is important to keep in mind when reviewing these results. 56% responded and their answers are shown in the chart below