Many Pharmacy Students Marry Within Their Major

Pharmacy majors stand a good chance at finding love in their field.

Pharmacy majors stand a good chance at finding love in their field.

Undergraduate programs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration ranked third in a list of the most common majors where students receiving the same degree marry each other.

(Priceonomics)

According to Priceonomics, 17% of pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and administration majors have married within their major. Theology and religious vocations, at 21%, and multi-disciplinary or general science, at 18%, landed the 2 top spots before pharmacy.

Individuals who were the minority sex in their major, such as men who majored in nursing or women who majored in engineering, were most likely to marry within their program, Priceonomics also found.

Theology and several different engineering programs rounded out the top 5 majors where women marry within their major. Pharmacy ranked thirteenth on the percentage of women marrying within their major.

On the male side, 43% of men who major in nursing marry within their major, followed by elementary education, general education, music, and art and music education majors. Pharmacy took the seventh spot on the men’s list.

All rankings were based on data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2012, which gathered information about marital status, undergraduate degrees, and college majors, but did not recognize same-sex couples.