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Old 01-24-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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1. Journalism
2. Horticulture
3. Agriculture
4. Advertisting
5. Fashion Design
6. Child/Family Studies
7. Music
8. Mechanical Engineering Technology
9. Chemistry
10. Nutrition
11. Human Resources
12. Theater
13. Art History
14. Photography
15. Literature
16. Art
17. Fine Arts
18. Psychology
19. English
20. Animal Science

No wonder this nation is screwed! Check out how many students graduated with these degrees in the 2008-2009 timeframe! And to think that thousands of students are in DEBT over this crap!

Useless College Majors, From Journalism to Psychology to Theater - The Daily Beast
Agriculture is big business in much of the south and west.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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You're so bad! Hey, my sister got her degree in Equine Studies and a minor in Equine Management. Yes, it's a real degree. I always made a bit of fun of her but then she went and won the World Championship this year and now I have to listen to HOURS of how great she is from my parents!
My kid is a freshman and one of his buddies is a bull rider. They actually give out bull riding scholorships. I couldn't believe that one. He is pretty damn good too. Got second in some big nat shindig down in nu mehico last year.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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For those who insist they cannot learn by themselves and must have the leadership of 'professionals,' you do know you can audit courses for a very cut rate price, right?
And your point is?

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You're so bad! Hey, my sister got her degree in Equine Studies and a minor in Equine Management. Yes, it's a real degree. I always made a bit of fun of her but then she went and won the World Championship this year and now I have to listen to HOURS of how great she is from my parents!
I had a Physician's Assistant whose undergrad is in Equine Science.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Well, part of the problem is that many of these students aren't paying for it. They are defaulting on federal loans by the billions, leaving taxpayers on the hook for their bad decisions.

As taxpayers, we have a right to question this.
There's the conservative hypocrisy I was looking for. Students are only allowed to undertake degrees you approve of, because you as a taxpayer fund their education, not themselves, not the other 120,000,000 taxpayers, and not the tens of thousands of miscellaneous scholarships.

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I fund adult continuing education every time I go to a strip club.
Ha!

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Agriculture is big business in much of the south and west.
The entire article has pretty much been disassembled as being total bull****. It seems like the only degree the author approves of is a Business degree, because it's the only one that will make you a multimillionaire.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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There's the conservative hypocrisy I was looking for. Students are only allowed to undertake degrees you approve of, because you as a taxpayer fund their education, not themselves, not the other 120,000,000 taxpayers, and not the tens of thousands of miscellaneous scholarships.



Ha!



The entire article has pretty much been disassembled as being total bull****. It seems like the only degree the author approves of is a Business degree, because it's the only one that will make you a multimillionaire.
Actually, if you want get specific, i'd advocate for BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Actually, if you want get specific, i'd advocate for BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
LOL! I wonder why?

Me, I'd advocate for more Mathematics degrees. Not enough of those!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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My kid is a freshman and one of his buddies is a bull rider. They actually give out bull riding scholorships. I couldn't believe that one. He is pretty damn good too. Got second in some big nat shindig down in nu mehico last year.
I received a $1200 scholarship for showing dairy goats I also received one for being a tall woman and one for winning a competition on general livestock knowledge at my county fair.

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Actually, if you want get specific, i'd advocate for BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
I've made more money off of my music degree than my aerospace engineering degree
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:38 AM
 
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Default I'm stumped by a couple?

Someone already mentioned Agriculture - And yes, there should be work in various parts of this industry - Even in sales to and from the industry. And there are all types of processing plants for things such as fertilizers, etc..

But, Chemistry is the real stumper to me - Chemical knowledge is needed in all types of industries.

Is it matter of people getting degrees but not really understanding the basics?
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:41 AM
 
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Someone already mentioned Agriculture - And yes, there should be work in various parts of this industry - Even in sales to and from the industry. And there are all types of processing plants for things such as fertilizers, etc..

But, Chemistry is the real stumper to me - Chemical knowledge is needed in all types of industries.

Is it matter of people getting degrees but not really understanding the basics?
No, it's a matter of these being undergraduate degrees. For the most part, physical sciences usually require advanced degrees in order to make money--and this chart appears to be heavily focused on money.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Agriculture is big business in much of the south and west.
Very true... in the town where I work, there would be NO business without agriculture! Just today we met with a representative for Barbara Boxer, requesting a waiver for federal grant money - because thanks to the local farmers, who are worth a fortune on paper, our median income levels are greatly skewed (thus disqualifying us from many grants). So at least around here, agricultural studies could be worth their weight in gold.
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