Class of 2021 declares majors
6-3 still favorite, no freshmen declare CMS
Course 6-3 continues to lead as the most popular major, despite a 4.1 percent drop in enrollment as compared to the class of 2020, according to data from the Registrar’s Office. While enrollment in the School of Engineering experienced negligible change compared to last year, Course 6-14 (Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science), a new major introduced last fall, garnered a total of 3.3 percent of the freshman class. Courses 1, 2, 6-1, and 16 also saw the most significant increases in enrollment among the courses in the School of Engineering.
The proportion of students who declared majors in the School of Science has similarly stayed relatively constant compared to last year. Course 18 also experienced one of the most significant increases among majors in the School of Science, with a 0.6 percent increase in enrollment. Notably, Course 5 and Course 7 experienced drops in enrollment of 1 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively, while Course 5-7 saw a 0.7 percent increase in enrollment.
Despite new dual offerings of 14-1 (Economics) and 14-2 (Mathematical Economics) as of fall 2016, Course 14 saw an overall drop in enrollment of 0.3 percent. Other courses in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences generally experienced a net change of one or two students. However, despite having 4 students in the class of 2020, the Comparative Media Studies major currently has zero enrollment.
Overall, 68.6 percent of the freshmen are enrolled in the School of Engineering, 20.7 percent in the School of Science, 1.5 percent in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 1.5 percent in the School of Architecture, and 2 percent in the School of Management. Currently, 63 freshmen remain undesignated or undecided.