Concentration Trends

This interactive visualization displays the data for concentrations completed at Brown from 1984 to 2012, obtained by The Herald from the Office of Institutional Research.

The visualization starts in the “line” mode, which plots each concentration with a solid line.

The “area” mode stacks the data, allowing you to see more clearly trends involving related concentrations. 

The thickness of a colored band in a given year is proportional to the number of degrees completed in the concentration that year.  

In both modes, click on the name of a concentration once to see the data for that concentration alone. Click on it a second time to see all the data. If you hover over the concentration name, its line will remain highlighted. 

Click on checkmarks for multiple concentrations to see those concentrations together.

(Interactive graphic by Herald Data Science Contributor Marvin Arroz and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

Interactive Graphic, University News

Top 10 concentrations claim over half of students

April 5, 2013 2 comments

Economics, biological sciences and international relations lead most popular fields.

The concentration in sociology has lost concentrators to the program in business, entrepreneurship and organizations, multiple faculty members in the department said.

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Number of sociology concentrators on the rise after precipitous drop

April 5, 2013 0 comments

Half of current concentrators double concentrate in sociology and another field.

The growth of students concentrating in economics has put a strain on department resources, said Department Chair Robert Serrano.

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Economics sees growing pains as students look for ‘marketable skills’

April 5, 2013 0 comments

Students perceive econ and applied math-economics as degrees with job security.

The number of neuroscience concentrators has risen steadily in the last 20 years, reflecting the University‘s growing focus on brain sciences research.

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Neuroscience grows as U. emphasizes brain science research

April 5, 2013 1 comment

As a relatively new field, neuroscience has attracted interest both nationally and on campus.