Graduates earn 582 degrees from Williams College


About 28.5 percent of the 582 degrees and certificates handed out by Williams College in 2017-18 were to students in social sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Williamstown conferred 138 bachelor's degrees and 28 master's degrees in social sciences programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in econometrics and quantitative economics. Data shows the school gave out 80 bachelor's degrees in econometrics and quantitative economics, followed by 65 bachelor's degrees in general biology/biological sciences and 45 bachelor's degrees in computer science.

The college enrolled 2,134 students for 2017-18, including 2,080 in undergraduate programs and 54 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
80
-
80
Political Science and Government, General
33
-
33
Development Economics and International Development
-
28
28
Social Sciences, Other
14
-
14
Anthropology
6
-
6
Sociology
5
-
5
Social Sciences total
138
28
166
28.5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
65
-
65
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
65
-
65
11.2
Art/Art Studies, General
32
-
32
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
-
14
14
Music, General
6
-
6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
3
-
3
Visual and Performing Arts total
41
14
55
9.4
Mathematics, General
40
-
40
Statistics, General
8
-
8
Mathematics and Statistics total
48
-
48
8.2
Chemistry, General
30
-
30
Geology/Earth Science, General
7
-
7
Physics, General
7
-
7
Astronomy
2
-
2
Astrophysics
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
46
-
46
7.9
Computer Science
45
-
45
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
45
-
45
7.7
English Language and Literature, General
39
-
39
English Language and Literature/Letters total
39
-
39
6.7
History, General
37
-
37
History total
37
-
37
6.4
Comparative Literature
10
-
10
Chinese Language and Literature
6
-
6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
6
-
6
Japanese Language and Literature
2
-
2
Spanish Language and Literature
2
-
2
German Language and Literature
1
-
1
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
Russian Language and Literature
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
27
-
27
4.6
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
8
-
8
Asian Studies/Civilization
6
-
6
American/United States Studies/Civilization
4
-
4
Women's Studies
3
-
3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
21
-
21
3.6
Psychology, General
19
-
19
Psychology total
19
-
19
3.3
Environmental Studies
7
-
7
Environmental Science
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
7
-
7
1.2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
4
-
4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
4
-
4
0.7
Philosophy
2
-
2
Religion/Religious Studies
1
-
1
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
3
-
3
0.5

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