Most of us have had the 'what are you studying?' conversation, so much so that it has become a rehearsed dance where you get the same responses over and over again. Twitter user @hannahleidazle decided to poke fun at these groan-worthy conversations with the "what's your major" thread which has since evolved into "what's your degree in." In the viral hashtag thread, people have sarcastic fake conversations that answer questions about their college degrees, however, if you read some of them you'll see there is a little too much truth so you know some of them are based on real interactions. Scroll down to read these hilarious back-and-forths and maybe you'll even see a relateable convo about your major. Don't forget to upvote your favs!
The old college track of four years seems to be an outdated mindset. According to Pew Research only about 56% of students ear degrees within six years. The completion rate showed that students who started at a four-year, private, non-profit school had the highest completion rates at (72.9% and students who started at two-year public institutions had the lowest completion rates at only 39.9%.
Choosing what you want to study can be a difficult choice but it turns out that business degrees are the most common major, according to research. Business has managed to hold on to this title since 1980 and before that education majors held the lead. The other most popular majors are health profession programs, social sciences and history, Psychology and Biological and biomedical sciences. On the flip side the least common bachelor degree was in library science.
While there is overwhelming proof that college graduates have better job prospects, not all majors are created equal when it comes to securing a degree after graduation. According to U.S news outlet the degrees with the best job prospects are mechatronics engineering, business, computer science, data science, cognitive science, nursing. pharmaceutical sciences and human resources. Four in five undergraduates choose their major based on its job outlook.
You might be shocked to find out that one study showed some of the highest-paying post grad majors reported some of the highest amounts of relaxation time in college. In the survey the researchers measured computer time as down time which might explain why software engineering and computer science held the top two spots. The other most relaxing majors included astronomy, public relations and advertising, economics, marketing, zoology, materials engineering and physics.
Physics and astronomy may be the majors with the most downtime but they still made the list of the most difficult majors you could choose for your college career. The hardest majors in order are architecture, chemical engineering, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, physics, astronomy, biochemistry, bio-engineering and petroleum engineering.