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Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« on: July 13, 2007, 09:12:37 PM »
Okay, I was just wondering what everyone thinks are the most useless undergraduate majors. I, for one, am an art historian. Basically, I can either become a teacher (but only for post-secondary schools), work at a museum, or serve coffee to hipsters (dumber versions of neo-bohemians). I'm not even qualified to teach basic english composition high school courses, and it's not like I can claim to help people either (seriously, art historians just look at f**king art all day)! On top of that, the starting salary for people with art history degrees is about 20k/ year, which is even lower than people with art degrees. That's the end of my rant. So what's everyone else's opinion?

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 09:54:43 PM »
my opinion: shouldn't have been an art history major since you don't seem happy with it  ;D

on a more serious note...anything music related and a person that doesn't want to teach music or become a musician (and it seems like 1/2 of the music majors I talk to are like this...)

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 09:57:00 PM »
Philosophy
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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 12:27:32 AM »
Countdown until someone mentions my major.... 10... 9... 8... 7...
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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 12:31:27 AM »
English

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 01:09:00 AM »
Countdown until someone mentions my major.... 10... 9... 8... 7...

Communications!

Don't worry, mine suck too.

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 05:14:47 AM »
Comparative linguistics.

I can, well, keep studying. That's it. To be able to teach, I'd need a PhD.

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 09:42:05 AM »
I'm a History/Poli Sci double. Its a good thing I want to go to LS... what else could I do? ;)
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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2007, 09:49:29 AM »
Countdown until someone mentions my major.... 10... 9... 8... 7...

oh god yes.

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Re: Most Useless Undergraduate Majors?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007, 11:25:00 AM »
Countdown until someone mentions my major.... 10... 9... 8... 7...

Communications!

Don't worry, mine suck too.


Although, I should point out that a communications degree still has more obvious career paths (PR, Advertising, TV Production, Radio Production, On-Air Personality, etc.) than most of the other majors mentioned. ;-)

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