Look how Journalism ranks
I’m the most useless one: a music degree lol.
Someone continually writes that the master's in library and information science is useless and/or that the profession is dying. My favorite was the one that said instead of being a librarian you should be a food scientist. I quite like being a librarian and think we'll be around awhile yet...
Cold calling, not letting your ego get in the way, learning to take rejection, and not taking things personally are great skills to possess. It was a B2B telemarketing job for me. Selling truckloads of new GM cars between dealers.
I literally have a “B.S.” degree in Theatre.
English degree pending. Future employment in the fast food industry likely.
I have a BS in biology.
I went for a BS in anthropology, to get a better understanding of how people work. It did give me a broad set of theories and ideas that have continued to be inspiring. I tried a few different things for a second major (bio, criminal justice, psych) before settling on a BS in computer science, and now I'm working on a Master's in Secondary Education, with a math/physics specialization (required to teach high school here in Sweden). If you want to teach programming here, you have to train to be a math teacher first (the physics is just for fun).
We must be relatively close to the same age -- Woodward and Bernstein were huge influences. As was Don Bolles for me (if you remember that story). I lived in Phoenix and he was a reporter for the Arizona Republic. He was doing some investigative stories on the big liquor distributor for the state, then one day started his car and it exploded. He hung on for a few days before he finally died. That happened in the summer after my freshman year of college. The newspaper put an entire team of investigative reporters from around the country on the case after that.
I went to college as an English major, then made one of the few good decisions I ever made as a teenager. After the Bolles murder, I added journalism as a double major. I figured a journalism degree would get me a job where I could earn a living and pay the rent until I wrote the Great American Novel. Two years ago, I retired after a 40-year newspaper career, so it definitely paid off both as a career and in teaching me how to write.
"What's your major?" they asked.
"Religion," he said.
Squinting. "What are you gonna do with that?"
I'm surprised not more people regret having an English Degree.
Why I chose to study a language I already speak I will never be able to explain to my dad.
B.S. in Graphic Design
English. Then graduate work in Medieval Studies -- a degree made even more useless by my leaving the program 6 hours shy of a degree. I'll say, though, that my journalism experience, sans J-school, was a boost to my writing skill set. Brevity.
I have an AS in Drafting Technology 🤓
Seeing everyone here holds degrees, I kinda feel embarrassed to say I have none. Only some college. I felt my soul was getting sucked out of my body everyday I sat down at class, since a very early age. Maybe, the discipline I learned most from is Poker. Patience, some resilience, and it rewired my brain to accept new ideas ( as its a game in early development, it is evolving constantly). but still no degree. Its downside however, you play long enough you become so dead inside. And writing gives me that balance to fight turning into an emotionless robot. A struggle of modern poker players rarely talked about in movies or anywhere... ( maybe the Card Counter got it right).