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FIGURE 3-17 Science and engineering bachelor’s degrees, by field: selected years, 1977-2000.

NOTES: Geosciences include earth, atmosphere, and ocean sciences. Degree production for many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields increased and computer science decreased in 2001. See graphs in the Attracting the Most Able US Students to Science and Engineering paper located in Appendix D.

SOURCE: National Science Board. Science and Engineering Indicators 2004. NSB 04-01. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2004. Appendix Table 2-23.

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