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    The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    20 Most Useless Degrees - Galleries - The Daily Beast

    Pesronally I don't agree with some of them i.e. Mechanical Engineering



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Kind of glad mine isn't on there. Mine is in Blacksmithing.



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Animal science, Agriculture, Horticulture, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, & Nutrition do not belong on that list.





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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    To be fair, it says Mechanical Engineering Technologies and then says "Engineering Technologies" for undergraduate field of study. Wouldn't that be more akin to an "Industrial Technology" degree at ISU than an actualy ME degree?



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    I'm calling bs

    They used the same number of graduates for several of the degrees. I have a hard time believing that there was the exact same number of graduates for two degrees. The numbers seemed low too.



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Animal science, Agriculture, Horticulture, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, & Nutrition do not belong on that list.
    I'm not sure I agree with your logic, I believe all of those belong on that list, because I do not think eating, using things that are mechanically produced, or discovering cures to things are vital for life and they are obviously all a waste of society .



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Out of curiosity, when did The Daily Beast become a bastion of credibility?


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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    20 Most Useless Degrees - Galleries - The Daily Beast

    Pesronally I don't agree with some of them i.e. Mechanical Engineering

    I would agree with the art history, music, and photograhy mainly because the job market isn't overwhelmed with job openings in these fields, and frankly I can't imagine the average music major is really raking it in.

    Other than that, the man/woman who wrote this obviously doesn't like to eat food, read the paper, have clothes that fit, have any interest in the growth and well being of their child, hates having life saving medicine, and most definately doesn't want his/her pet to take another d*mn breath!



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by cobraclone71 View Post
    I would agree with the art history, music, and photograhy mainly because the job market isn't overwhelmed with job openings in these fields, and frankly I can't imagine the average music major is really raking it in.

    Other than that, the man/woman who wrote this obviously doesn't like to eat food, read the paper, have clothes that fit, have any interest in the growth and well being of their child, hates having life saving medicine, and most definately doesn't want his/her pet to take another d*mn breath!
    You mean "companion animal". Didn't you get the memo this weekend?


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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    It's funny, all the majors I ever considered are on that list. And now I'm glad I'm getting an advanced degree in #13 (Art History). Go me!



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    You mean "companion animal". Didn't you get the memo this weekend?

    I'm sorry I must have been taking my pet out for a walk, can you give me the jist of the memo?



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    [QUOTE=cobraclone71;2237825]I would agree with the art history, music, and photograhy mainly because the job market isn't overwhelmed with job openings in these fields, and frankly I can't imagine the average music major is really raking it in.


    then you would be assigning the worth of knoweldge a dollar amount. You dont need a degree to make money and a degree doesnt equal money. It does equal knowledge though. Theatre, Art, and History all are important to soceity, and so someone taking the time to understand these subjects is important to keeping them alive. Whether you make a ton or not. I personally know a lot of performers that make a great living and tour the world having a great time... most have some sort of dance and or theatre degree.



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    To be fair, it says Mechanical Engineering Technologies and then says "Engineering Technologies" for undergraduate field of study. Wouldn't that be more akin to an "Industrial Technology" degree at ISU than an actualy ME degree?
    An ME Tech degree doesn't have as much of the science classes. I believe it focuses more on practical things like drafting and those kinds of things. I'm not sure who accepts an ME Tech degree.



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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    There are no worthless degrees...except ones from UNL.


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    Re: The Daily Beast 20 most worthless degrees

    Taking advice on "worthless college degrees" from The Daily Beast is a little like spending your hard-earned money on the hardback version of "How to Win the Sears Trophy & Bring Home the Heisman Trophy Too" written by the coach of Prairie View A&M.

    It's the Daily Beast, for God's sake. Megan "Like Totally" McCain writes* for them.


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