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Systems Theory Major

610 yearly degrees
#281 in popularity

Systems theory is a major that typically falls into the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies category.

There are 1 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in systems theory, 15 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 20 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 10 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Systems Theory Degree?

Systems theory is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #232 in popularity. About 300 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 60.4% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of systems theory majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 14.1%
  • Black or African American: 6.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.9%
  • White: 57.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.4%
  • Other Races: 10.8%
Systems Theory Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in systems theory. About 4.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending systems theory majors to the U.S. are China, South Korea and India.

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Online Systems Theory Programs

There are 15 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in systems theory, with 1 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.


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