II-04a: Humanities Bachelor’s Degrees Earned as “Second Majors,” 2001–2018

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Data System. Data analyzed and presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (

A “second major” degree in a humanities discipline is one earned at the same time as another degree in a nonhumanities field or a different humanities discipline. Data on “second majors” are reported by the institution (rather than the student), and thus no meaning can be inferred from these degrees being designated as second (rather than first) majors.

For an inventory of the specific degree programs that together constitute the humanities as the field is conceptualized by the Humanities Indicators, see the Degree Program Code Catalog.

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