The Daily Beast, that rather useless piece of journalistic tripe, has come out with a list of useless college majors. The list is based on beginning salary, median salary, and job availability. Are these really the criteria upon which to judge learning and what one does with a college degree?
According to the Beast, a journalism major is the most useless. Gee, I think that most journalism students can write, which is something few other people in society today can do properly.
Nos.2 and 3: Horticulture and agriculture. I guess we don’t need to grow things anymore. We will just import them?
No. 4: Advertising. I guess the Beast plans on running its operation for free without pay!
No. 5: Fashion design. I guess we don’t need clothes because we won’t have enough to eat and no one will be trained in advertising.
No. 6: Child and family studies. F*** the kids and families. No problems there.
No. 7: Music. Don’t need culture.
No. 8: Mechanical engineering. We can just get an app for that.
No. 9: Chemistry. No one needs chemists to develop drugs to cure diseases.
No. 10: Nutrition. Nobody will be fat anymore because we won’t have people trained in producing food.
No. 11: Human resources. Everyone is happy at work!
No. 12: Theater. See No. 7. If we don’t need music, we don’t need plays.
No. 13: Art History. See Nos. 7 and 12. If we don’t need music and theater, we certainly don’t need people who know about art.
No. 14: Photography. Everyone can take good photos with an iPhone.
No. 15: Literature. Since we don’t need music, theater, and art, why do we need to read?
No. 16: Art. Since we won’t have anyone to talk about art, why have art?
No. 17: Fine Arts. And who needs this one after we crossed out every other endeavor known to the Greeks.
No. 18: Psychology. No one is having any problems these days. We all feel good!
No. 19: English. We don’t need to talk either.
No. 20: Animal science. We won’t need any future vets because we will have to eat our dogs and cats because no one will be producing food.
So what are the good majors? The Beast’s list might include accounting, business, finance, marketing. Maybe app creation, Facebook future, and any other way to make money rather than learn stuff. I look forward to the list.
You get to find the URL since I am too disgusted to link it. I really am happy to see who’s running the magazine I use to work for. Blather below: