Communication: A Top 5 Major at UM

According to a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report, Communication is a Top 5 major at the University of Maryland among 2018 graduates. USNWR reports that the top five majors at UM for 2018, in order, were Economics, Biology, Computer Science, Criminology, and Communication.

The largest major in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), Communication is the tenth most popular major at the University of Maryland, according to 2018 data from UM's Office for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment. And of the nearly 2,300 students enrolled in an ARHU major, 33% (about one-third) are Communication majors.

In 2018, the University of Maryland conferred 7,559 bachelors degrees--319 of those were in Communication, the sixth highest number of degrees conferred by any department. The Department of Communication conferred the largest number of bachelors degrees in the College of Arts and Humanities; 33.6% of all ARHU degree recipients in 2018 were Communication majors.

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