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5/30/06 2:43 PM
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Uncle Alex
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**Language Arts Major**
6/2/06 10:00 PM
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Sports Studies. Yes that's a real major
6/10/06 5:15 PM
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And what kind of majors do they pick?
6/14/06 5:08 PM
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"But then they transfered up to a real college and struggled because all the stuff they should already know was taught to them by a bunch of retards." That's what I'm afraid of. I'm on the CC track right now because its the only game in town, and my work keeps me here. In a year I'll move and transfer to a real college....we'll see how much of a hit I take.
8/20/06 1:44 AM
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tap0utartist, thanks for the perspective. That's what I figured too - when I hit university I'll be that much more motivated to succeed.
8/23/06 6:42 AM
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"the only worthless degree I can think of is a Communications degree. I had to get a real degree after making that blunder :( " Not in my experience :o)
8/31/06 6:50 AM
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A communication degree is a great degree to have, if you're interested in COMMUNICATION JOBS. I'm in public relations, and every job posting requires a degree in communication, journalism, or a related field. An engineering degree would be "worthless" if I wanted to teach high-school English, you dig?
9/1/06 12:42 AM
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Liberal Arts Political Science Those two degrees will ensure your will have a nice cozy job....At McDonalds!
11/8/06 10:40 PM
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cJ, out!
11/9/06 11:12 AM
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I've heard that Poli Sci was a "safe" major for athletes who didn't want to study hard. Is the major for future politicians? Most of the politicians I've heard of didn't have Poli Sci majors (not an exact study, but still...)
11/9/06 2:16 PM
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I had a History teacher in HS who was a poli sci major. Said that Notre Dame's football program has suffered because its mandatory that their students take Calculus.
11/10/06 10:57 PM
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lol at calc, i took this class for business and already forgot every concept of it, what is the point of a "thinking" math class? to think during that one semester?
11/12/06 10:19 AM
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I have a BAh in Mass Communications and an MA in Political Economy, two apparently worthless majors. I have worked for an NGO in North America and I currently work for an NGO in Thailand, and I couldn't be happier... go figure.
12/25/06 10:35 PM
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Film schools are one level above pyramid scheme. At least 90% of film school graduates never work in the film industry.
1/8/07 10:11 PM
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Pedro, I don't know about that, my roommate has a BA in Political Science and is now doing law at NYU.
2/5/07 1:18 AM
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2/20/07 7:11 AM
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Lots of Poli Sci majors go into the legal field, it's one of the top two or three fields law students come from.
2/20/07 11:14 PM
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"At my college, poly sci is one of the hardest majors, period." I hate to talk shit, but I sincerely hope your college has nonexistant science, math, and engineering departments. not to mention that philosophy and economics should both be harder in the liberal arts/social sciences, and a experimental psychology program should be harder if it exists.
4/14/07 3:23 AM
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ROR how do you define harder?
4/14/07 5:50 AM
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No worthless degrees, some are harder to find jobs with (like communications or film). Competition for a job in communications is stiffer than a job in engineering. ROR, you've probably seem me post this before: "The AFT teacher salary survey for the 2004-05 school year found that the average teacher salary was $47,602". Considering tenure, vacation, and public employee status, that's not too bad. And I know you believe in the power of statistics over 2 data points (even if they are your parents). RoR is correct on something else though. Can't believe a poly sci major at any school is one of the hardest majors in any of the following metrics - total hours worked by students, difficulty of concepts, or grade curve.
4/15/07 8:35 PM
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It is almost as if the question has to be broken down.. First, are we talking about the major in terms of a "C" student or an "A" student? Some majors are easier to skate through, but to be accomplished are far more difficult. (This is true of all majors. However, I expect that the variance to skate by versus "A" in Engineering is different than some other majors.) Secondly, are you looking at holding on to the bachelor's alone? Or further education? My B.S. in psychology got me a job at Chili's and bouncing at a night club. Does that make the major worthless? Consider... My MS/CAGS in School Psychology got me a great career.
5/3/07 1:35 PM
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I think Storytelling has got to top the list of worthless majors.
5/3/07 1:43 PM
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Where can you get a storytelling degree?
5/3/07 2:00 PM
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Only in Tennessee!
5/3/07 2:26 PM
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Which university? I attend a TN state school.

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