Recent College Graduates' Employment Outcomes Vary by Major, Study Finds

For all the concern these days about whether a college degree is still a good investment, bachelor's-degree recipients fare much better in the job market than do their less-educated peers. But not all college graduates do equally well—and the variation is linked to what they studied. Engineers? Good starting salaries. Arts, life-sciences, psychology, or recreation majors? Not so much.

The idea that a major makes a difference in career outcomes has been a dominant theme in the