More than 4,000 bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to the class of 2010 Friday evening.
The most popular majors among graduating seniors are biology, mechanical engineering and finance. Last year’s most popular majors were also mechanical engineering, biology and finance.
Additionally, 1,533 of the 4,153 graduating seniors, 37 percent of the total class of 2010, will graduate with honors, meaning their accumulative grade point average is at least a 3.4 on the 4.0 scale.
The College of Engineering will send off 929 graduates this year, the most of any of the seven colleges. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences has the second largest class this year with 884.
The corps of cadets will also send 35 students into the United States Army as commissioned officers, along with 35 commissioned Air Force officers and 24 commissioned Navy officers.
A total of 140 students will graduate from the corps this semester.
On Friday afternoon, 1,271 graduate students will also be honored in their own commencement ceremony.
Along with 87 doctor of veterinary medicine degree candidates from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the graduate ceremony will celebrate 980 master’s degree candidates, three education specialist degree candidates, 22 Ed.D. candidates, 53 advanced graduate certificate candidates and 213 doctoral candidates.