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By the numbers

Smaller departments gain concentrators

In comparison to current juniors and seniors, an increasing number of sophomores are selecting majors in what have traditionally been smaller departments (see article in this issue). According to a report from Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel on sophomores’ choices of majors, the following departments recorded gains of 25 percent or more:

Major % increase

Classics 100
Music 100
Slavic languages and literature 60
Comparative literature 57
Religion 52
German 50
Art and archaeology 44
Philosophy 39
Astrophysical sciences 33
Chemistry 31
Physics 27
Psychology 27