List of worthless college degrees

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  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    I have been always impressed by the number of worthless college degrees. Reciepients of them cannot easily get jobs, and some I really have to think are a complete waste of time. For example, what is the value of an education degree? Why cann't others with degrees in English or Business teach without having a degree in education. Archeology is another worthless degree, in my opinion.
    When I was in college, it was a belief that those who were academically challenged found their way into education degrees. Is this so?
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    A degree in latin, art, or music.
     
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  5. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    I have always been impressed by the general attitude of the public, that unless your degree ties you to the millstone ,for "money", it is worthless.

    Slaves, your all a bunch of fucking slaves.
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I have a degree in Art, and I make about 60K/year.
     
  8. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    theology
     
  9. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    With music at least you can play in a band...

    Philosophy. I have a friend who is 45+ and still hasn't paid his student loan back....
     
  10. draqon Banned Banned

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    political science
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    and english
     
  12. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Any degree is worth something in the working world, it almost doesn't matter what kind of degree it is, or how good your grades are.
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    yeah it does. Its just some degrees actually make people worth in the real world like engineers and scientists who actually do help the engineers...and those who's only path is to go teach others this dead-end philosophy of theirs. This life is to make results and a positive impact on this life and engineering as well as science is all about that.
     
  14. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    A degree in music theory is definitely not useless for someone interested in pursuing that field.
     
  15. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Teaching is also about that. My college was known as being good for training teachers. It's just a shame teachers don't make much money.
     
  16. draqon Banned Banned

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    thats because teaching is not actually productive...someone can make a religion up and teach it to anyone and its all be good to go. Teaching needs to be embedded with a degree of something else...like science and engineering. So that we can let the kids learn the concepts while getting hands on exercise from the experienced folks.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    well in that case, there isn't a single degree on the planet that is useless if you actually get a job.

    Music theory? Seriously? :bugeye:
     
  18. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    I have NO degree, just a few IT certifications, and I make almost 45K a year.
    If I lived somewhere with a higher standard/cost of living other than the South, I'd probably be making over 50...with no degree.
     
  19. draqon Banned Banned

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    go and live in the North.
     
  20. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    Seriously! It's what I'm studying towards.

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    And no, the difference is that there are some jobs you can get without needing a specialized degree. Music theorist somewhere noteworthy isn't one of them.
     
  21. Enmos Staff Member

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    How are those worthless ?
     
  22. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think there is any classical degree that is useless, but with some it's harder to get a job, like philosophy and history.
     
  23. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I think Art is one of the coolest and most enjoyable degrees to have!
     

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