ERIC Number: ED191344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
1978-79 Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
A survey of 1978-79 bachelor's degree recipients in physics and astronomy was undertaken to determine the graduates' postbaccalaureate plans. Information is presented on: changes in four types of postbaccalaureate plans since 1970; the total number of physics bachelor's degrees granted in the United States; seven characteristics of the physics graduating class of 1979; postbaccalaureate plans of minority group members among the 1979 physics bachelor's recipients; sources of anticipated support for the first year of graduate study for 1974 and 1979; changes in employment outlook for the new physics bachelor's degree recipients, 1972-79; graduates with double majors among the physics bachelors; initial employment of physics graduates with bachelor's degrees, 1973-79; use of physics training by type of employment for physics bachelors, 1979; starting salaries of 1979 physics bachelors; and full-time employment positions of 1979 physics bachelor's degree recipients. Information is also presented on postbaccalaureate plans of successive graduating classes of astronomy bachelors, 1974-79 and characteristics of astronomy bachelors, 1979. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Physics, Salaries, Statistical Analysis, Trend Analysis, Vocational Followup
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Education and Manpower Div.