Light & Verity

Major changes

Top Yale College majors then and now.

Mark Zurolo '01MFA

Mark Zurolo '01MFA

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That migration from the humanities you’ve been hearing so much about? You can see it in this chart of the five most popular majors in Yale College over the last 40 years. Economics, now the top major, didn’t make the list 40 years ago. And English, number one in 1972–73, just missed the top five in 2012–13.

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