Five Degrees of Little “Use”

Yes, you guessed it … my field is one of them!

What are they?

Do you want to go back to school to earn a degree that could help you impress employers?

If your goals include job offers upon graduation, you’ll want to choose your major carefully, says Vicki Lynn, senior vice president of Universum, a global talent recruiting company that works with many Fortune 500 companies.

To help navigate the numerous options available today, we took a closer look at five degrees you may want to avoid, and five more employer-friendly options to consider instead.

1.  Architecture.

2. Philosophy and Religious Studies.

3. Anthropology or Archaeology

4. Area Ethnic or Civilization studies

5. Information systems

Instead, go for:

Business Admin, Elementary Ed., Criminal Justice, Psychology and Computer Science.

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  • http://thekingsfellowship.com Steve, Winnipeg, Canada

    I’m surprised my Fine Arts degree isn’t on that list.

    We used to joke that a BFA stood for Big F__ All.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    I took a look and found that the article illustrates the sorts of bogus and self-contradictory claims one expects from those who ignore the importance of the liberal arts… :-)

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2012/12/is-religious-studies-a-useless-degree.html

  • John Duffy

    I got a BA in Psychology almost thirty years ago. I wish that I’d opted for Literature (my love at the time) or History (what I now teach). Not only would I have enjoyed these courses more but they would have also been more useful to me today in my field of education.

    I think that you should consider practicalities but that you should also be open to pursuing a field that you really enjoy. One’s enjoyment may lead to greater academic achievement and, therefore, greater utility.

  • Matt Edwards

    Ironically, the article was probably written by someone who majored in English or Journalism.