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Undergraduate enrollment

Futrue premed students at the fall 2019 welcome day event.

The information on this page summarizes the fall semester enrollments in the Eberly College of Science undergraduate degree programs.

Fall 2021 Enrollment in Undergraduate Programs

Campus Academic Plan Total % Women %UR* % International
University Park Astro & Astrophysics (BS) 47 19.1% ** 10.6%
Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) 237 53.6% 12.4% 8.0%
Biology (BS) 613 65.7% 19.1% 6.2%
Biotechnology (BS) 65 55.4% 11.5% 20.0%
Chemistry (BS) 107 48.6% 8.0% 17.8%
Data Sciences (BS) 67 34.3% 12.8% 41.8%
Forensic Science (BS) 100 79.0% 17.3% **
Mathematics (BA) 10 ** ** 70.0%
Mathematics (BS) 383 33.7% 8.9% 44.4%
Microbiology (BS) 38 55.3% 25.0% **
Physics (BS) 139 18.0% 12.1% 23.0%
Plantary Scn & Astro (BS) 12 41.7% ** **
Premedical - Medical (BS) 118 48.3% ** **
Premedicine (BS) 36 55.6% 14.7% **
Science (BS) 177 61.6% 25.4% **
Science (PMAJ) 1484 62.3% 22.8% 7.3%
Statistics (BS) 209 37.8% 7.8% 45.0%
University Park Total 3765 55.1% 18.1% 13.8%
All Commonwealth Campuses Science (PMAJ) 1158 57.8% 25.1% 9.6%
All other science majors (BA/BS) 90 42.2% 16.1% 31.1%
Commonwealth Campuses Science Total 1248 56.7% 24.6% 11.1%

 

Fall 2020 Enrollment in Undergraduate Programs

Campus Academic Plan Total % Women %UR* % International
University Park Astro & Astrophysics (BS) 50 24.0% 12.5% **
Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) 232 48.7% 10.6% 10.3%
Biology (BS) 517 60.3% 16.8% 6.6%
Biotechnology (BS) 56 50.0% 10.6% 16.1%
Chemistry (BS) 90 47.8% 8.5% 21.1%
Data Sciences (BS) 34 23.5% ** 38.2%
Forensic Science (BS) 90 84.4% 9.2% **
Mathematics (BA) 6 ** ** **
Mathematics (BS) 309 36.2% 9.5% 52.4%
Microbiology (BS) 27 63.0% ** **
Physics (BS) 98 21.4% 14.9% 24.5%
Plantary Scn & Astro (BS) 7 ** ** **
Premedical - Medical (BS) 90 50.0% ** **
Premedicine (BS) 27 44.4% ** **
Science (BS) 174 63.2% 23.8% 3.4%
Science (PMAJ) 1481 60.5% 22.4% 9.9%
Statistics (BS) 162 38.3% 8.0% 46.3%
University Park Total 3450 54.2% 17.5% 15.2%
All Commonwealth Campuses Science (PMAJ) 1095 55.3% 24.6% 11.9%
All other science majors (BA/BS) 88 52.3% 15.2% 25.0%
Commonwealth Campuses Science Total 1183 55.0% 24.0% 12.8%

 

Fall 2019 Enrollment in Undergraduate Programs

Campus Academic Plan Total % Women %UR* % International
University Park Astro & Astrophysics (BS) 52 26.9% 14.6% **
Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) 251 52.6% 12.8% 10.0%
Biology (BS) 542 61.8% 17.2% 5.7%
Biotechnology (BS) 56 57.1% 15.2% 17.9%
Chemistry (BS) 99 50.5% 11.8% 23.2%
Data Sciences (BS) 31 19.4% ** 29.0%
Forensic Science (BS) 87 81.6% 9.4% **
Mathematics (BA) 5 ** ** **
Mathematics (BS) 372 42.5% 9.2% 53.2%
Microbiology (BS) 38 60.5% 22.2% **
Physics (BS) 89 21.3% 16.9% 20.2%
Plantary Scn & Astro (BS) 17 35.3% ** **
Premedical - Medical (BS) 100 51.0% ** **
Premedicine (BS) 28 42.9% ** **
Science (BS) 204 62.3% 13.4% 8.8%
Science (PMAJ) 1335 57.5% 23.7% 8.8%
Statistics (BS) 190 38.9% 5.9% 46.3%
University Park Total 3496 53.7% 17.5% 15.8%
All Commonwealth Campuses Science (PMAJ) 1138 55.0% 23.2% 14.4%
All other science majors (BA/BS) 95 49.5% 12.2% 22.1%
Commonwealth Campuses Science Total 1233 54.6% 22.4% 15.0%

 

Fall 2018 Enrollment in Undergraduate Programs

Campus Academic Plan Total % Women %UR* % International
University Park Astro & Astrophysics (BS) 34 ** 15.6% **
Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) 233 51.5% 13.3% 9.4%
Biology (BS) 517 62.3% 16.1% 5.0%
Biotechnology (BS) 59 61.0% 17.1% 30.5%
Chemistry (BS) 83 45.8% 7.9% 24.1%
Data Sciences (BS) 16 ** ** 37.5%
Forensic Science (BS) 93 74.2% 14.6% **
Mathematics (BA) 6 ** ** **
Mathematics (BS) 365 39.7% 9.9% 47.7%
Microbiology (BS) 39 51.3% 24.3% **
Physics (BS) 96 11.5% 11.7% 19.8%
Plantary Scn & Astro (BS) 13 ** ** **
Premedical - Medical (BS) 106 50.0% ** **
Premedicine (BS) 28 39.3% ** **
Science (BS) 188 63.8% 15.5% 7.4%
Science (PMAJ) 1512 59.1% 18.0% 7.3%
Statistics (BS) 192 42.7% 6.2% 41.1%
University Park Total 3580 54.0% 15.3% 14.1%
All Commonwealth Campuses Science (PMAJ) 1127 55.9% 22.6% 15.6%
All other science majors (BA/BS) 103 53.4% 9.2% 26.2%
Commonwealth Campuses Science Total 1230 55.7% 21.6% 16.5%

 

Fall 2017 Enrollment in Undergraduate Programs

Campus Academic Plan Total % Women %UR* % International
University Park Astro & Astrophysics (BS) 33 ** ** **
Biochem & Molec Biol (BS) 228 45.6% 13.4% 11.4%
Biology (BS) 573 60.7% 14.1% 3.5%
Biotechnology (BS) 67 68.7% 22.2% 32.8%
Chemistry (BS) 86 31.4% ** 15.1%
Data Sciences (BS) 2 ** ** **
Forensic Science (BS) 97 83.5% 15.6% **
Mathematics (BA) 11 ** ** **
Mathematics (BS) 392 39.5% 10.2% 42.6%
Microbiology (BS) 43 55.8% 15.0% **
Physics (BS) 110 19.1% 7.8% 18.2%
Plantary Scn & Astro (BS) 12 ** ** **
Premedical - Medical (BS) 81 50.6% ** **
Premedicine (BS) 30 50.0% ** **
Science (BS) 180 66.1% 20.7% 8.9%
Science (PMAJ) 1631 59.6% 17.1% 10.0%
Statistics (BS) 166 40.4% 4.8% 37.3%
University Park Total 3742 54.2% 14.6% 14.0%
All Commonwealth Campuses Science (PMAJ) 1181 55.1% 23.5% 15.8%
All other science majors (BA/BS) 106 46.2% 10.2% 17.0%
Commonwealth Campuses Science Total 3742 54.2% 14.6% 14.0%

Footnotes

  • * "UR" refers to underrepresented minority students (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and is a % of total domestic students.
  • ** Demographic information is suppressed for major enrollments of under 5.
  • Only bachelor's enrollment by first major is included.
  • The "Data Sciences (BS)" major was a new major starting in 2016-2017.
  • "Commonwealth Campuses" includes all Penn State campuses beyond University Park (and includes World Campus).
  • Data Source: Institutional Insight (iTwo), OFCL - Official Student Enrollment LP.
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