* Information could not be obtained for 1979 and 1983. The percentages do not include “second majors.” For data on such degrees, see “Humanities Bachelor’s Degrees as a Second Major.”
** “CIP” refers to the Classification of Instructional Programs.
† English language and literature, history, languages and literatures other than English (including linguistics and classical studies), and philosophy. Please see the Note on the Data Used to Calculate Humanities Degree Counts and Shares for an explanation of the difference between the two trend lines.
Source: Office of Education/U.S. Department of Education, “Survey of Earned Degrees,” “Higher Education General Information System (HEGIS),” and “Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS).” HEGIS and IPEDS data were accessed and analyzed via the National Science Foundation's online data system, WebCASPAR.