Worthless college majors

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

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    A very good and funny list of 10 worthless college majors:

    http://www.holytaco.com/2008/06/03/the-10-most-worthless-college-majors/

    10. Art history
    9. Philosophy (You won't have a job, but you'll know why.)
    8. American studies
    7. Music therapy
    6. Communications
    5. Dance
    4. English lit
    3. Latin
    2. Film
    1. Religion

    Let's throw in Sociology and African American studies and we have a list for your child to avoid in college...Also sports managements for athletes...
     
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  3. DeepThought Banned Banned

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    Don't forget 'Women's Studies'.
     
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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I'm an Art Major, and make a good living. It almost doesn't matter what your major is. A degree doesn't so much prove you learned a particular thing as prove you can learn something.
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Art major wasn't on the list and 1 personal experience doesn't make a statistics...
     
  8. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    What majors are useful? I thought my major was really useful, but guess I was wrong.
     
  9. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Cooking. Even if you don't get employed, you might cook fine for yourself...

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    If you have accounting you can do your own taxes...

    To be a doctor or nurse can be quite useful too...
     
  10. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I went to college for a bit to be a chef.....When I figured out I would have to work every friggen holiday because that is the busiest time, I wasn't so interested anymore.
     
  11. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    I never thought of cooking... Being a doctor is great, but you'll be paying school loans until your kids start getting them. I'll be starting medical school this fall and I'm already afraid of how much more debt I'm going to be in. Makes we want to cry :bawl:
     
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  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Art history was a requirement for my degree. My professor insisted that the "starving artist" myth was just that. He drove a Mercedes and had a big house, only lazy artists are poor.
     
  14. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    Some weird courses are good to take just for fun though. I will never take philosophy again though, I couldn't imagine a greater waste of time and effort.
     
  15. synthesizer-patel Sweep the leg Johnny! Valued Senior Member

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    The Uk is miles ahead of the US when it comes to the most utterly stupid and pointless degree courses - in fact I'd bet we are world leaders - here's a few stunners:

    • Outdoor adventure with philosophy, at Marjon, the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth

    Of course they go together so well!!...."yeah but, like, WHY are we abseiling down this cliff"

    • Science: fiction and culture, at the University of Glamorgan

    researching invaluable questions and answers like why did klingons look different in TOS?
    If you simply write 42 on your exam papers do you automatically get a first?

    • Equestrian psychology, at the Welsh College of Horticulture in Mold, Flintshire

    Now zen Mr Ed, Lie down on ze couch and tell me about your muzzer

    • Fashion buying, at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Sample exam question: "It is imposiible to have too many shoes or handbags, discuss"

    • Golf management, at UHI Millennium Institute, based in Inverness

    Includes modules on nasty garish sweaters

    http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/education/taxpayers'-alliance-and-worthless-courses-20070821541/
     
  16. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    At my school I took bicycle touring and archery.
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    One could make the point that taking engineering in the US is pointless, because it can be outsourced so easily...
     
  18. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Useless to whom ?

    One of my grandfathers, a college graduate and a lifelong and quite successful dairy farmer, said the most useful subject he ever took was Latin.

    He meant that sincerely. He said it taught him to think.
     
  19. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    My grandfather, who never took Latin although he was a successful goatfarmer said, when he applied common sense, it always helped him out. Also necessity was his biggest teacher...

    There you go, if we are at personal experiences. Now you tell me, what you can use Latin TODAY?? By the way, I got your point, did you get mine?
     
  20. CutsieMarie89 Zen Registered Senior Member

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    Latin is useful to take if you plan on traveling or reading other types romantic languages. I can't speak french or spanish, but when I was pretty fluent in latin I could read a little french, italian, and spanish. So I guess it has its uses, but majoring in it is probably a waste of time.
     
  21. draqon Banned Banned

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    I wanted to study that...in a close more delicate sensual way...I got to major in it...

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  22. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I would rather study something I was interested in even if it was useless than something that was useful but I was not interested in.
     
  23. John99 Banned Banned

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    That is very true Spider. Bravo.

    I should add to that: being able to sit there every day, year after year. It shows commitment.
     

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