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Systems Theory

441 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
350 Master's Degrees Annually
#211 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Systems Theory Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many systems theory graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 441
Master’s Degree 350
Graduate Certificate 78
Doctor’s Degree 32
Associate’s Degree 14
Basic Certificate 2

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

441 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
42% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 441 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in systems theory in 2019, making it rank #211 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 58% of the graduates in this field are male.

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 83
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 226
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Systems Theory, too. About 11.8% 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).


Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a systems theory degree.

Online Systems Theory Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 schools offered some type of systems theory program. 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) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 8 2
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 23 2
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 12 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 37,392
Biological & Physical Science 29,278
International Studies 7,967
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,609
Nutrition Science 4,794
Behavioral Science 3,731
Natural Sciences 2,571
Cognitive Science 2,275
Sustainability Science 2,194
Human Biology 1,460
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,310
Gerontology 1,281
Human Computer Interaction 1,272
Science, Technology & Society 1,171
Mathematics & Computer Science 1,105
Computational Science 927
Museum Studies 801
Dispute Resolution 668
Historic Preservation 433
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 424
Classical & Ancient Studies 303
Marine Science 275
Cultural Studies & Analysis 227
Biopsychology 165
Medieval Studies 108
Accounting & Computer Science 71
Maritime Studies 45
Holocaust Studies 40


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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