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January 18, 2014

The 10 Most Worthless College Majors

4. Communications
A communications degree exists to let the world know that you spent four years in a young adult holding cell and managed to attend class at least 40% of the time despite all of the Call of Duty to be played and weed to be smoked. If you ever talk to a communications major, and you ask them what they study, they respond with, "I'm a communications major with a focus in [insert B.S. here]." Real majors don't require this additional information. You don't often hear, "Oh, I'm a law student with a focus on..." Communications | Complex

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Back when I did it, we learned how write scripts and produce them for film and TV. It was called "Communication Arts", altho I think my diploma actually says "Communications".

Over the intervening years, those skills actually helped me get and keep employment, even though I have never worked in the entertainment industry.

My cohorts at the Long Beach Airplane Factory discovered, in conversation, that out of the six of us only one actually had a degree on "computers". (Our Oracle guru was a nutritionist...)

As I told my students - "Show up. Do the work. Turn the work in." Just like Real Life. Back then, anyway.

Posted by: leelu at January 19, 2014 9:31 AM

Posted by: Morgan Michaels at January 19, 2014 5:38 PM

I got my degree in Broadcast Studies because I needed a major that could be finished quickly (because of limited scholarship monies) and I wanted to learn to use the equipment. The average class intelligence was a huge drop from engineering, where I had spent a year and a half. (Students actually cringed when the professor brought up the inverse-square law—not by name—in regards to lighting.) I like to think of my degree as a liberal arts degree with a heavy concentration in philosophy done the hard way (it was a Jesuit college, and they don't go easy on you with philosophy.)

And yes, I cringe when I put "Broadcast Studies" on my resume, unless it's when I'm applying for a job in a related field. It looks really bad.

Posted by: B. Durbin at January 19, 2014 9:25 PM

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