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About 6 percent of college undergraduates earn psychology degrees, according to the most recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Bachelor's degrees conferred 2004-2005, top 10 fields

  1. Business: 311,600

  2. Social sciences and history: 156,900

  3. Education: 105,500

  4. Psychology: 85,600

  5. Visual and performing arts: 81,000

  6. Health professions and related clinical sciences: 80,700

  7. Engineering and engineering technologies: 78,600

  8. Communications, journalism, and related programs: 72,700

  9. Biological and biomedical sciences: 64,600

  10. Computer and information sciences: 54,100