After you’ve tackled the tough decision of where to attend college comes the next major life choice: what should you study? While there is some debate about which majors are somewhat outdated and which will set you up for success, there’s now a definitive answer thanks to this study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The non-profit that connects college career placement offices with employers recently revealed which majors its members are looking for among the class of 2016.

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Last summer, NACE asked 201 companies (some of which include Chevron, DuPont, Procter & Gamble and Macy’s) about their hiring plan in regards to the 2016 graduating class. They then broke up those companies’ responses into the top 11 degrees for people pursuing a bachelors, masters and doctorates.

Not surprisingly, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-related majors ranked the highest in the master’s category, with computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and information sciences + systems reigning supreme. For bachelor degrees, accounting, computer science and finance came in as the top three picks. For those looking to pursue a doctorate, you might want to consider electrical engineering, computer science or software engineering. See the full list here.

In case you haven’t already noticed a theme here, math and science are having a moment. If you’re more interested in (or are currently pursuing) a degree in a creative field, don’t let this news get you too discouraged. While creative jobs are notoriously hard to find, they’re out there. It’s just a matter of looking in the right places (ahem, try here).

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