TABLE 1 Distribution of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s in the United States, by Field of Doctorate, 1995

Field of Doctorate

Number

Percent

All Fields

542,500

100.0

Computer Sciences

6,600

1.2

Mathematical Sciences

25,200

4.6

Chemistry

61,400

11.3

Physics and Astronomy

38,700

7.1

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Sciences

16,500

3.0

Agricultural/Environmental Sciences

22,400

4.1

Biological Sciences

109,900

20.3

Health Sciences

16,900

3.1

Social Sciences

75,800

14.0

Economics

22,500

4.1

Political Sciences

16,300

3.0

Sociology

23,000

4.2

Other Social Sciences

13,900

2.6

Psychology

82,200

15.1

Engineering

87,000

16.0

Aerospace/Aeronautical

3,800

0.7

Chemical

12,600

2.3

Civil

7,700

1.4

Electrical/Electronics

22,900

4.2

Industrial

2,400

0.4

Mechanical

10,600

1.9

Other Engineering

27,000

5.0

 

SOURCE: National Research Council/National Science Foundation, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1995.



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