ERIC Number: ED381062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
1992-93 Bachelors Degree Recipients Report.
Mulvey, Patrick J.
This report presents the results of a survey of 4,800 students who obtained bachelors degrees in physics and 190 students who obtained bachelors degrees in astronomy in 1993. Of the physics bachelors, 37 percent planned to pursue graduate study in physics or astronomy, 22 percent planned to pursue other graduate study, 37 percent planned to seek employment, and 4 percent had no immediate plans. Nearly 90 percent of the physics bachelor degree holders had taken physics in high school. Women receiving physics bachelors degrees were just as likely to pursue graduate study as men. Physics bachelors choosing graduate study in physics were more likely to receive departmental support than those going on to advanced study in other disciplines. Employer demand for individuals with bachelors degrees in physics remains low and the proportion receiving multiple job offers has declined. The trend toward more industrial service jobs has continued. The 59 departments that offered bachelor degrees in astronomy in 1993 conferred 190 such degrees. Fifty-one percent of the astronomy bachelors planned to pursue graduate study in astronomy or physics, 6 percent planned to pursue other graduate study, 34 percent planned to seek employment, and 9 percent were undecided. (MDM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Career Planning, College Students, Departments, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, National Surveys, Physics, Sex Differences
American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Education and Employment Statistics Div.