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Size of Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Programs

FEB 01, 2017
Data from the AIP Enrollments and Degrees and Academic Workforce Surveys
Patrick Mulvey headshot
Research Manager American Institute of Physics
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Senior Research Fellow
Size of Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Programs

An updated version of this report is now available:

This report presents data on the relative size of undergraduate physics and astronomy programs. Each year, many undergraduate physics and astronomy programs are required to undergo a departmental review and, in some cases, are asked to justify their continued degree-granting status. This focus on is intended to assist those departments by presenting data that will permit individual departments to see where they fit on the national landscape of physics and astronomy bachelor’s degree production.

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