Women in life science disciplines
The breakdown of the life science disciplines within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire allowed us to establish the graduation patterns of men and women within the respective disciplines. From 1994 - 1999, women earned more bachelor degrees than men in five of the eight life science disciplines and constituted 68% to 88% of the graduates in Animal Science, Nutritional Science, and Zoology. Such findings are only possible because the “biological/agricultural,” “biosciences,” “natural sciences,” or “life sciences” are broken down into individual components and hence provide a more nearly accurate representation of gender patterns in these disciplines.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching
(ACUBE) Association of College and Biology Educators
Doucet, L. D., Bedker, P. A., & Sparrow, J. E. (2002). Women in life science disciplines. Bioscene, 28, 33-39.