About 29.2 percent of the 473 degrees and certificates handed out by Bates College in 2017-18 were to students in social sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Lewiston conferred 138 bachelor's degrees in social sciences programs.
But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general economics. Data shows the school gave out 51 bachelor's degrees in general economics, followed by 51 bachelor's degrees in general political science and government and 38 bachelor's degrees in general psychology.
The college enrolled 1,787 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.
Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Political Science and Government, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters total
Natural Resources and Conservation total
Geology/Earth Science, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts total
Mathematics and Statistics total
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
French Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total