Doctorates awarded by field of study
Biology PhDs accounted for 29% of all those given in the sciences in 2002, up from 26% in 1993. Numbers are in thousands
Biology by the numbers
The fields below awarded the most biological-sciences doctorates in 2002
Minorities in science
Percentage of science PhDs given to minorities‡
Women in science
Percentage of science doctorates given to women
Destinations of 2002 graduates who had definite plans to work in the United States
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