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    Useless Majors? Link

    College Majors That Are Useless - Yahoo! Education

    4 of the top 5 useless majors are areas of study that Iowa State is fairly well known for.

    I think the agriculture one is very far off. That is one of the hottest job markets and has been for a few years. I can't speak for design or horticulture and what that degree is like, but it seems that degrees in Ag are very valuable.

    Thoughts?

    Edit: maybe my Ag degree is bad, seeing as I didn't spell useless right the first try


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    Re: Useles Majors? Link

    The person who wrote it clearly assumed that an Ag degree = Farmer or Farm Manager.





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    Re: Useles Majors? Link

    What a buffoon. At least three of those degrees are reasons he's alive (food)

    Found this article on another page
    An Open Letter to Terence Loose on the Future of Agriculture Careers



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    I'm not an Ag guy, but it seems like there is a future there. Now as far as fashion and theater, I can't imagine trying to crack that job market.



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Quote Originally Posted by purify View Post
    I'm not an Ag guy, but it seems like there is a future there. Now as far as fashion and theater, I can't imagine trying to crack that job market.
    Probably ~ 60% of the Occupiers.


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Probably ~ 60% of the Occupiers.
    ..and apparently they represent 99% of the populations


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Is that suppose to be a joke?


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    As a recruiter for manufacturer and distributors of crop inputs this is laughable. Ag is THE strongest sector of the whole US economy. Given world population growth and life stlye changes in developing countries AG will be strong for a long, long time.



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    what's your major?
    Sanskrit.
    You're majoring in a 5000 year old dead language?
    Yeah.


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    In the immortal words or Judge Smails, "Well, the world needs ditch diggers too!"

    Seriously though, not everyone looks for the "job" when choosing a career or an area of study. Some people do it because it's what they are intersted in. You could make a case that Journalism could be the next one on that list. With social media everywhere now and supposed journalists not checking facts or backing anything up with any kind of references, but instead interjecting their opinion into everything, does anyone pay for "real" journalists any more?



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Psychology didn't hit this list? are you kidding me?


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    All majors are useless without proper networking and skill sets



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Psychology didn't hit this list? are you kidding me?
    Right on. Is there a more useless and overpopulated major?


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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    It seems like the writer of the article assumes everyone who gets an Ag degree will just be doing grunt work for some big operation.

    When in all reality some of the most lucrative, high dollar corporations are Ag-based, and are run by people with Ag degrees.



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    Re: Useless Majors? Link

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Right on. Is there a more useless and overpopulated major?
    Communications?



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