Published by AmmyVo Thursday, December 28, 2017

Deciding on a college major is difficult: Should you follow your passions, or should you choose a four-year degree that promises to net a high salary?

There are good arguments for both paths, but if you choose the latter, consider the disciplines on this list: The top nine four-year degrees that get top earners (for this list, that's the top 25%, or the 75th percentile) to $100,000 in a decade or less, according to the salary experts at research . And here's a surprise: It's not just those often-touted engineering degrees that make the cut. Liberal-arts degrees are well-represented, too. 

Bachelor’s Degree

Early Career Pay

Mid-Career Pay

Petroleum Engineering

$96,700

$172,000

Systems Engineering

$66,400

$121,000

Actuarial Science

$60,800

$119,000

Chemical Engineering

$69,800

$119,000

Computer Science & Engineering

$71,200

$116,000

Nuclear Engineering

$68,500

$116,000

Electronics & Communications Engineering

$68,000

$115,000

Electrical & Computer Engineering

$68,000

$114,000

Aeronautical Engineering

$63,000

$113,000

Computer Engineering

$69,600

$113,000

Computer Science & Mathematics

$63,500

$111,000

Physics & Mathematics

$56,200

$111,000

Applied Mathematics

$56,100

$110,000

Electrical Engineering

$67,000

$110,000