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Systems Theory

361 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
225 Master's Degrees Annually
#222 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Systems Theory Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many systems theory graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 361
Master’s Degree 225
Graduate Certificate 84
Doctor’s Degree 17
Associate’s Degree 7

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Theory?

361 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
40% Percent Women
33% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 361 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in systems theory in 2018, making it rank #222 in popularity. This major tends to be male dominated. About 60% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Systems Theory Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 207
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Systems Theory. About 4.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Canada
  • Iran

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in systems theory made a median starting salary of $56,600 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $39,950 (25th percentile) and $69,000 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in systems theory, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Systems Theory Programs

In 2017-2018, 38 schools offered a systems theory program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 2 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 10 3
Post-Baccalaureate 2 0
Master’s Degree 20 1
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 10 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

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Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34,540
Biological & Physical Science 27,751
International Studies 8,097
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,179
Nutrition Science 4,990
Behavioral Science 4,502
Natural Sciences 2,445
Cognitive Science 1,875
Sustainability Science 1,682
Gerontology 1,380
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,297
Human Computer Interaction 1,146
Human Biology 1,066
Science, Technology & Society 1,060
Mathematics & Computer Science 833
Museum Studies 778
Computational Science 619
Dispute Resolution 583
Historic Preservation 446
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 416
Classical & Ancient Studies 315
Marine Science 243
Cultural Studies & Analysis 236
Biopsychology 158
Medieval Studies 119
Holocaust Studies 54
Accounting & Computer Science 45
Maritime Studies 15


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