Skip to comments.The Most Laid-Back College Majors
Posted on 06/23/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT by 7thson
I thought this was interesting and Freepers might get a kick/laugh out of it. Look at number 1 major requiring the least amount of study and number 5.
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When the starting players for the NCAA teams are announced, there are a lot of communications majors.
Communication, Social Services, Social Sciences . . .
If you let your kid major in any of these, don’t turn his room into a guest room because he will be back and living with you when he can’t find a job.
yeah did you hear there is no more J school now it is all “communications”
When Terry Bradshaw was mockingly asked by a reporter if he was a phys ed. major in college he replied, “No, I found a much easier major to coast on, I was a journalism major.”
“Laid back” certainly wouldn’t include “women’s studies”,particularly given the percentage of such students who are...ahem...
Of course, there is a skew to the survey .I’m sure the education, social sciences and so on attract a lower caliber of student - meaning they would find some ez courses as “challenging”
My ex wasn’t an overly intelligent person .... she started in business school. That was too hard. She then majored in communications. That was too hard. She then majored in education.
Early childhood education at my university was filled with girls mostly there seeking their MRS degrees. I saw my ex’s classwork. It was like going through the 3rd grade again.
Economics is not a science, even by the substandard measure of “social sciences.”
#5 should be the most demanding of the bunch, but sadly, it does draw far too many “laid back” types. I have several good teachers in my family, and I dealt with a number of education majors when I taught survey-level courses in grad school. We all agree that there are far too many “coasters” in education programs (especially elementary ed) who don’t push themselves in college and don’t push themselves as teachers.
Not saying all education majors are like that, of course. Some of the brightest students I taught were Elementary Ed types. I’m just saying a lot of these programs could do with a “weed out” course or two.
Well, yes. Yes it does. In fact, any major you choose will take dedication, late nights, and a lot of coffee. But some might take a lot less than others.
Dedication? My son gave up a ten year career and a nice home to spend four years in a cramped grad apartment while raising two infants to get his PhD in engineering. That takes, like, work.
I can’t believe education is tougher than business. Perhaps that’s because many education majors have low average intelligence to begin with and as a result, they struggle with subject matter.
There is some math, I hope.
There is abolutely no excuse for wasting hard earned dollars on a course of study that you cannot use after graduation. Especially if it is not YOUR money.
Economics is considered a social science and can include a fair number of rigorous courses that actually require the use of geometry, basic calculus, and statistics.
A fair number of her students are marginally literate. She's remarked that they need to be in remedial math and english, not her 300- and 400- level classes.
I asked "Why do you continue to pass them?". She said that she couldn't fail everyone who deserves it, because so few would actually get through. So, she looks for other things to grade on - classroom participation, projects (think, fancy coloring books, or 4th-grade-level science projects), reports on children's books, and so on.
Speaking as an engineering major, I can't imagine any of my former profs reading, let alone grading, my book report on "Green Eggs and Ham" with a straight face.
What truly surprised me was the number of her students that can't tell time. Who think that the 8-12 shift at a daycare counts for 5 hours. Now, I know how they arrive at that figure (count on your fingers - 8 o'clock, 9, 10, 11, 12) but to me, that's pretty inexcusable.
As a matter of ROUTINE, he spent 3 hours every school night on his studies, and more on the weekend.
That said, his freshmen classes were difficult because he took a good deal of dual enrollment classes in high school to knock out a lot of the core curriculum (English Comp, Sociology,Psychology, etc.). There wasn't a lot of room for "coasting" in his freshman schedule, because he had already earned the "easy" credits.
He had been told that the freshman engineering, programming, and calculus classes were always packed at the beginning of the semester, but that the herd would thin quickly. Whoever told him that was right.
It took my ex four tries to make a 16 on her ACT so that she could student teach. She went some junior college route to get into the state university from which we graduated. I am still not sure how she did that.
She was a senior in college and I was still trying to teach her basic math. She never could grasp fractions. I would say “a quarter to noon” and she would think it meant 25 minutes until noon. There was no way should could do anything complex with factions — multiply, divide, etc.
I might be the simple one because I married her. She was attractive and had big boobs. I learned a lot from that. I could never again be married to someone that simple minded.
You need to read Thomas Sowell’s book concerning education. One thing he states and backs up at the beginning of the book is that the education major is not only the weakest in colleges, but is look down upon by all in colleges.
My degree is in Bus Ad with a concentration in accounting. I got to choose my job. I was a headhunter for faculty for a large private university. Loved it!