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The practicality of the liberal arts

November 23, 2010


Zac Bissonnette's basic advice about picking a major is that there isn't really a wrong one, unless you've devoted yourself to studying a subject in which you have no interest. He's the author of Debt-Free U, and recently wrote about choosing a major in the New York Times' The Choice blog.

"There are at least four great reasons to pick a liberal arts major," Bissonnette writes. According to him, those reasons are as follows: 

-Most people will graduate with higher G.P.A.’s if they study something they are passionate about.

-There is a disconnect between students’ perceptions of what employers want and what employers actually want

-Transferability of skills.

-Most importantly, majoring in something that interests you is just the obvious thing to do.

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