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What Education SHOULD Teach Us

Thought Catalog | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Thought Catalog

Education should teach us more than the rules and regulations of becoming a productive worker.

The 5 Craziest College Majors

Her Campus | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Her Campus

In the past, Her Campus has given you the craziest college classes and some of the weirdest college majors. You may have been amazed at how many bizar...

The Liberal Arts: A Curriculum for the Start-Up Economy

Richard Greenwald | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Richard Greenwald

We need to stop bemoaning the decline of liberal arts and start connecting what we do to the world because we have a lot to offer.

The 'Wow,' 'Cool,' 'Really interesting' Factor in College Majors

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students will not show their true stuff unless they find what their "wow" factor is. They have to find the arena -- the discipline that engages them so that they do their best work -- because it interests them. Round pegs don't go in square holes.

Why English Majors Don't Have to Finish Last

Brazen Life | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Is that true? Are thousands of students getting painted into a corner by their degrees? The real truth is: It's not whether your degree is marketable. It's whether YOU market it!

Forbes' Best-Paying College Majors Revealed

Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

A new survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says STEM majors -- that’s science, technology, engineering and mathemat...

College Degrees With High Placement Rates

Scott Willyerd | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Scott Willyerd

As the costs of college rise, families are beginning to question the ROI of a college degree. But it's hard to argue with majors that offer students easy access to jobs post graduation.

The Real Cost of Gov. Rick Scott's Education Proposal

Pamela Newton | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Pamela Newton

Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida has floated the idea of charging lower tuition for state college students who major in so-called "business-friendly" disciplines.

My Goldilocks Story of College Majors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 02.16.2013 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Some students are lucky -- they know exactly what they want to do practically from the womb. As for the rest of us, it can be a very lengthy process of self-discovery before you realize what you're meant to do.

Now You Can Literally Major In Facebook And Twitter

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.12.2012 | College

Newberry College in Newberry, S.C. now offers both a major and minor in social media. The new major launches in fall 2013 and was designed by Tania...

Reading the Tea Leaves: Preparing Now for the Jobs That Don't Exist Yet

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Shouldn't students learn specific skill sets that will set them up to grab the jobs available right now -- especially where there are gaps in the STEM-related fields? When we make this case to drive students to these particular fields of endeavor we forget four key things.

The 10 Majors That Change The World

Posted 11.19.2012 | College

Think you want to change the world? You might want to change your major. Payscale, a salary website, recently compiled a list of the majors where...

Hitting a Home Run With Math During the World Series

Laura Overdeck | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Laura Overdeck

Parents all know to read bedtime stories to their kids to build an early foundation for literacy, but most parents do not make numbers a part of the daily home routine.

Following Your Passion as Career Advice for College Students

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students are told to be practical and find a major that will serve them in practical terms carrying them to a life in engineering or accounting. Or they are told to find a passion and follow that. Neither is quite right.

The Five Easiest College Majors

Uloop | Posted 12.23.2012 | College

If you're undecided about your major, and, at this point, you just want to get your degree and get out, what could be less stressful than choosing one of the five easiest majors?

Stress-Free Guide To Choosing A College Major

tv | Posted 10.26.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart There's a lot of importance placed on selecting a college major, but we're here to share good news: your degree isn't going to m...

Majors That Pay You Back

Posted 12.03.2012 | College

Want to be rich? Maybe go into engineering! Payscale, a salary website, recently compiled a list of the majors that pay you back. Engineering dom...

College for All? Forget College? Irreconcilable Extremes

Susan D. Blum | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Susan D. Blum

College for all? Forget college? It depends. And one of the things it depends on is that taboo U.S. topic: social class.

The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Christine Nasserghodsi

While having a background in philosophy may not be enough to start and manage a successful business, philosophy grads do bring a unique set of skills to new businesses.

PHOTOS: The Best-Paid Majors For Minority Students

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

For college freshmen and sophomores, August means plenty of shopping for dorm room decor and overpriced textbooks. Juniors, however, have a much more ...

10 Tips for Picking a Career Path in College

Perry Binder | Posted 10.07.2012 | College
Perry Binder

In the sage words of Yogi Berra, "if you don't know where you're going, you'll be lost when you get there." Picking a career path boils down to a cost benefit analysis and a gut check.

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Your Future Salary

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2012 | College

The Internet can function as a part time crystal ball thanks to sites like and, websites that deliver salary averages on almost every profession.

What Happened to the Astronauts-to-Be?

Hali Felt | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Hali Felt

The average American young person has grown up seeing the oh-aren't-you-precocious smile in response to her exuberant childhood career aspirations. Where does all of their childhood exuberance go?

Why a Sociology Major?

Daniel Little | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Daniel Little

A sociology education helps the student to think like a social scientist -- attentive to facts, probing with hypotheses, offering explanations, critical in offering and assessing arguments for conclusions.

The Strangest College Majors

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

Choosing a major can be a difficult process. We labor over which ones lead to true happiness, or highest paying entry level jobs. A major is another i...