Hot Majors for 2011

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Forget about globalization studies or underwater archaeology, the hot majors for 2011 are still some of the most traditional.

Of the 1.5 million bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States in recent years, business degrees were No. 1, followed by those in social sciences/history, health professions and education, said a study by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Also topping the list were degrees in biomedical and biological studies, psychology, engineering, computer science, communications/journalism, and visual and performing arts.