College of Business leads university in degrees awarded

Social sciences and health professions round out top three.

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FAU President John Kelly praises university's police department in a statement released Monday. Photo taken by Ryan Lynch in 2016.

Florida Atlantic’s College of Business awarded the most degrees in the university in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Of the 5,612 degree-seeking undergraduate students, 1,252 roughly 22 percent collected a business-related bachelor’s degree. There was also a jump in the amount of diplomas handed out — the total of 1,547 is the most since the 2012-13 academic year.

Outside of business, social sciences handed out the next most undergraduate degrees, 485. Health professions (444), law enforcement (399) and biological sciences (398) filled out the top five.

Philosophy and Religious Studies awarded the second-least with just 13 total. Engineering Technology and engineering-related fields awarded the least undergraduate degrees. Only a combined seven went to FAU students.

Business also led the way in awarding master’s degrees, comprising 382 of the 1,391 total diplomas granted last year. Health professions made up the second most with 202 degrees.

Commencement ceremonies for this year will be held at 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m. on May 5 and 6.

Ryan Lynch is the multimedia editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @RyanLynchwriter.