Popular courses in US
The USA has always been a top study destination for International students. The total student population in US is around 19 million and of these the international student population is around 1 million. Students around the world who wish to study abroad, look at United states as their country of choice for higher education for undergraduate and post-graduation degree
As per Forbes , emerging sectors of the US, in terms of revenue growth are Services that support mining and oil or gas extraction represent the fastest-growing industry in U.S. Building finishing contractors, architectural and engineering firms have great potential in the coming years . In addition, service sectors in healthcare are also poised for growth. Here is a broad overview of top courses among international students for higher education in United States.
Medicine and Nursing courses have been popular with International students that study abroad in USA for the research facilities and clinical experience US college and universities provide their students.
Liberal arts majors offer a wide variety of choice that may cover Psychology, History, Philosophy, Languages, Literature, Art History and more. Liberal arts is ideal for students who are looking to develop their language skills and want to keep their options broad before deciding on a major. The Liberal arts program allows for the opportunity to tailor your program as you go and develop and course suited to your interest.
Like Liberal Arts, Social Sciences also covers a number of different subjects including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science and Sociology. Social Sciences are focused are focused on studying the society and the world around us from a scientific perspective.
Courses in Visual and Applied Arts include Music, Theatre, Media, Architecture & Design, Art & Film are also very popular in providing students who wish to pursue arts world class exposure and experience in these subjects. Courses in these subjects are very popular as they can help graduates get into satisfying careers in the arts, as well as a wide range of other jobs with the transferable skills that they offer.
Computer Science is also among the top courses in the USA. Graduates working in IT have consistently high rates of pay, as well as lots of job opportunities, both in the USA and worldwide. The part-time job opportunities also provide ample room for the students to learn on the job while they study. Courses in Computer Science are particularly popular with many students from India, Nepal, China, Iran & Turkey. With construction as a key emerging sectors, electrical engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering are also very popular as well.
It is no surprise that Business Administration & Management is still among the top field of study in USA among international students. Universities in the USA have a comparative advantage in the following areas of study:
- Business and Management
- Social sciences including humanities, liberal arts, design
- Nursing healthcare, medicine
- Economics and Finance
- Media and Communications
- Law and International Relations
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses