Top 20 Most Useless College Majors


The Daily Beast posted an article recently titled, “20 Most Useless College Majors.” The journalists who wrote the story concluded that a B.A. in journalism is the most useless degree of all.

According to the report, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was reviewed to come up with the list, including starting- and mid-career salary levels, the expected change in the total number of jobs from 2008 to 2018 and the expected percentage change in available jobs from 2008 to 2018.

If someone goes into journalism today because he or she wants a high-paying job with lots of perks and long-term job security, he or she will be disappointed and his or her education will be, as the article declares, useless. But for those who want to provide a valuable service to a news-hungry public, their degree is of great value.




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19 comments on “Top 20 Most Useless College Majors
  1. ProudAmerican says:

    And dont forget number 21- the "we hate whitey" major taught in some schools AND condoned by the staff. I have a friend that goes to a local college to finish up her second masters degree and in that class that was exactly what the course was about. Essays were written and read aloud with that exact subject being the focus. She got up and walked out never to return.

  2. Adrian Vance says:

    When I majored in Physical Science ( chemistry and physics) we started with 30 in our class and six finished. Of the 24 that dropped out along the way nearly all went into journalism! Most of them wound up pumping gas or were back on the family farm.

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  3. Boletero says:

    You mean to tell that my Basket weaving degree ain't worth a hoot !!!

    Saludos del sombrero…..

  4. jb80538 says:

    So why didn't they put the list in the article?

    • Xman2 says:

      Good Point!! If you follow the link at the end of the above story, which goes to another link, you may end up with http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2843/1/ , a slide show of the 21 most usless College Majors. They sure did not make it easy. Just goes to show . . . . journalism may lack 'common sense' ! But then again, doesn't just about everthing in this age seems to lack a level of truth and 'common sense' ??!!

    • Just saying says:

      You have to really look for it, but an idiot made that list. Agriculture, chemistry, mechanical engineering, horticulture, are on it, but education is not? Yeah, a degree in education is waaay more valuable than one in mechanical engineering! Stupid.

  5. BobinPa. says:

    My Wine Tasting

    degree has served me Admirably.

  6. shakininnys says:

    i noticed how our msm never hypes anything. its straight foward news only. no emphemsis on certatin words, no untrue predction of doom if tea party, conservatives, real constitutionalist republicans do anything. no reports of muslims going nuts on airplaness in the air. no report of the backgrounds of the ground zero mosque builders backgrounds. ft hood massacre. cant talk about it. wtc disaster pictures/videos, not good for children to watch, cant talk about it. army recruiters executed in arkansas by a moslem, cant/wouldnt talk about it. cia agents executed in their cars, waiting on line to enter the pentagon by a moslem, cant talk about it. on and on, all the lies they can repeat on the air or internet is acceptable and not refuted by other members of msm, only praised. the first thing journalist are taught is they do not belong to any country, so you are an impartial reporter, that is a joke and a disgrace.

  7. BUZZARD says:

    THE EDUCATION DEGREE IS CLEARLY THE MOST WORTHLESS OF ALL. BECAUSE OF UNIONS THEY ARE HIGHLY REMUNERATED BUT THEIR EDUCATION MAKES THEM UNFIT TO TEACH ANYTHING!

    IN THE 50'S THE LITERACY RATE IN AMERICA WAS 90+%. TODAY IT IS LESS THAN 50%.

    THE COST OF EDUCATION, HOWEVER, HAS INCREASED SEVERAL HUNDRED PERCENT!

    THE WOULD BE TEACHERS ARE TAUGHT TO BE GOOD SOCIALIST ACTIVISTS AND TO DUMB DOWN THE CURRICULUM TO ASSURE THAT MOST OF THE STUDENTS WILL VOTE THE DEMOCRATIC (SOCIALIST) TICKET. AS YOU CAN SEE THAT'S WORKING REALLY WELL!

    ALL THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS THAT ARE DRIVEN IN VANS FROM ONE VOTING BOOTH TO ANOTHER ALSO ARE TOLD THAT THEIR UNEARNED WELFARE MONEY, HOUSING AND FOOD COMES FROM VOTING THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

    AS HITLER STATED WHEN HE FORMED THE 'HITLER JUGEN' MOVEMENT: FORGET THE OLD, GIVE ME THE YOUNG AND IN 20 YEARS I'LL CONTROL THE COUNTRY".

    IT WORKED THERE! IT'S WORKING HERE!

    OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

  8. liberty says:

    IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN A VOTE, EVERYDAY THEY BECOME MORE ENTRENCHED, LIKE A TICK OR A LEECH.

  9. duif100 says:

    As usual the journalists talking about themselves.

    Where is the stupid list?

    • Xman2 says:

      Good Point!! If you follow the link at the end of the above story, which goes to another link, you may end up with http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2843/1/ , a slide show of the 21 most usless College Majors. They sure did not make it easy. Just goes to show . . . . journalism may lack ‘common sense’ ! But then again, doesn’t just about everthing in this age seems to lack a level of truth and ‘common sense’ ??!!

  10. Larry says:

    I looked at all 20 of these and have to say that what they consider useless in many cases doesn't meet my requirements for uselessness. How about women's studies, black studies, or any other degree with a "studies" major? How about sociology unless one becomes an MSW of PhD, but still pretty worthless even then. History is equally worthless unless one gets a PhD in it to teach in a university or college. Lots of worthless crap being peddled to those who want to think that they're "educated" while not actually having to learn anything useful.

    • David USAF says:

      Another problem with history majors is that they are taught the liberal version. These people turn around and teach the progressive version of the liberal version. The original version of what really happened is lost. Political Science is a joke.

      In the list is agriculture, horticulture, and animal science. These are important for the simple fact that these are used by farmers and ranchers to produce food.

      However, I have heard many city people say, "what do farmers and ranchers have to do with food? I get my food from the store."

  11. Judy says:

    Even some teachers are saying that kids aren't being taught nearly all they should be. Seems as though college isn't worth the money anymore. Obama and the Nazis want kids 'dumbed' down so they won't know they are being had. They hate anyone smarter than they are. We are their biggest problem since we know what they are and how bad they are. The teachers belong to a union that is part of a Communist takeover. As long as they go by what the union wants they are ruining our kids. Even some of the school systems are corrupt in that way. As as the article says the kids are thinking that with this or that degree they can get top pay without working. Another thing the Nazis push. Don't work too hard and let the government take care of you.

  12. PISSED OFF PATRIOT says:

    I have a friend whos quite wealthy, he has a grandson id guess about 21 22, hes attending Harvard and his major is pol sci with a minor in fencing lol not building fences that after all would be constructive, no I mean sword fighting, approx 65 k a year plus another 10 to 15 k for incidentals. im sure he'll be the next Errol Flynn and star in all the new Pirate movies. INSANITY at high levels of society.

  13. Andi says:

    For the life of me….I just don't get it! This is the United States Of America…the greatest country in the world…So why in the world is our Own Government destroying us? Other countries are now laughing at us, we have lost face. When illegals leave their land to crash ours, and we treat them better though they break the law, then we treat our own who are tax paying citizens. We have a

    president who is helping these illegals stay here, because of campaign promises he made to those that financially supported him,such as Unions and those who want the illegals for cheap labor rather than pay an American for an honest days pay…Our country is sabotaging our own…and its

    disgraceful. and top it off, a president who smiles largely, as he lie's thru his teeth….He is a self absorbed sociopath who has caused this country great embarrassment.

  14. Virginia Connor says:

    An As in anything. Ever try to get a job with a jr. college degree? Even a BA isn't enough at times (though it's a good start). I have a BA in art at GSU and found it hard, but not impossible,to get a job in my field. No one acts like they want to hire her. "No disabled need apply;don't even ask" might as well be the new sign of the times. Illegal aliens and teens have an easier time with no degree than my friend who has a degree in Psychology, Home Teaching, and Early Childhood Education. Another friend had an AS in Interior Design and went into the Navy,went back to college and received a BA in that area. No job. To pay for a MA, she's going back into the Navy, but for what? So they can tell her she's over-educated? I think a degree in Afro-Centrism would be a bigger waste-a professor I had used it to teach hatred of whitey, Jews,and Asians.