http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...s-a-major-deal/2011/05/23/AF7r459G_story.html Some food for thought as you consider your college major. Reality is often kind of unpleasant to hear but you should anyway. It's a technical world getting more so every day. Everyone should be well read, and everyone should possess the ability to write clearly and concisely. But this echoes what I have thought for a long time (and what I told my son which he promptly ignored)- your marketability as a liberal arts major is significantly lower now and in the future than if you are an engineer. Sure- you get more rack time in college as a Liberal Arts major than you do as an ME; EE; CE etc... but as the old Fram Oil commercial goes: "you can pay me now or pay me later". I often times hear people give the advice to major in what you are interested in. True enough but counterbalancing that is that as an 18 year old you don't know that much about your options so what you are interested in is often the product of a fairly narrow life perspective. The other problem with that advice is that it's often a thin cover for sanctioned laziness- "I'm good at reading and writing so it won't be that hard to major in history, while it will be real work with lots of math if I become an engineer". Lest you think that I am an engineer reinforcing my opinion of myself- I can say all of this because I have both a Bachelor's and Masters in History- which I have had to overcome in my post military career. Bluntly- the only fields which value those degrees is academia and the law and in both cases they only value them as stepping stones to higher degrees. So while there may not be an absolute right and wrong answer to the question of what do I major in- but there are definitely some truths you should consider when making the decision.