Study shows increase in Earth sciences doctorates


  • Anonymous


A recent report from the National Research Council, part of a series issued annually, summarized the academic careers of the 33,000 recipients of 1972 research doctorates from United States universities. One category included in the summary is degrees in earth sciences, interpreted as including geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology, as well as more traditional areas. Some comparative figures for earth sciences doctorates in 1972, versus all doctorates and versus 1967 earth sciences doctorates, are tabulated below. (Since these statistics are based on field of doctorate rather than on field of subsequent employment, many who may now be members of AGU and working in geophysics are not included in the earth sciences category but rather are considered under physics and astronomy, chemistry, or environmental sciences.)