Spotted, a recent college grad wearing this shirt: "I have a degree in Liberal Arts. Do you want fries with that?"
For those graduating with liberal arts degrees, and a lot of other degrees for that matter, complete financial security might feel like a distant dream far into the future.
Last spring, the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported the average salary offers to 2010 bachelor's degree candidates were down 1.7 percent from 2009. Each year the cost of college increases -- rising over 30 percent for public colleges and 23 percent for private institutions since 1997. No one likes to hear they are paying more money for an education that will eventually provide them with less.
But not every major will force its students to spend the rest of their lives paying back student loans and "in the red." Some majors have the potential to provide their students with high-paying jobs and long-term financial security. Her Campus breaks down Newsweek's list of the best majors for big paychecks and what it takes to be a student and professional in each field.