ROCK'S BLOG: Useless College Majors

January 10, 2017

Here's the TOP 10 USELESS COLLEGE MAJORS list we were talking about on today's show.  Use this as a guide.  ALWAYS talk to someone in the field you are thinking of pursuing to see about the job market.

And if your major DOES make this list, don't feel bad.  Two of my majors are on it!!


Psychology is a major where only the people with the highest psychology degrees get paid well. The vast majority of psychology majors end up making very little and usually end up switching careers, hence they do nothing with their diploma


Communications degrees have always been the easiest to get, however there is a reason for that. The requirements to get a communications degree are by far the lightest of all degrees, so the job field for someone with such degree is limited and not exactly lucrative. This degree is nearly worthless in that it won’t be of much use to you after college.


 With a degree like this, you’ll be knowledgable in art history, but you won’t have a job relating to your degree at all! That is why getting a degree in art history is essentially pointless.


Students who graduate with a degree in music are notorious for having an unemployment rate that is sky-high. Why is this you ask? Well, this can be attributed to the fact that a degree in music won’t help one become a popular artist or musician. In fact, a degree isn’t even necessary


As kids, we all want to be a famous Hollywood actor or actress when we grow up, right? I think so, however pursuing a degree in theater isn’t the best idea at all. The vast majority of people making a good living off of a theater degree are in the top 1% of the job field. The bottom line: your odds aren’t good.


A journalism degree is easily obtainable, but when you have that degree it will be tough to make something big out of it. Unemployment rates right after earning this degree are some of the highest of any major. Sure, some people make the big bucks that work for ESPN or The New York Times, but that likely won’t be you.


An anthropology degree is about as useless as they come. It is something that should be done for leisure instead of as a degree. This is the type of class that everyone takes in college to boost their GPA and make their college degree look better.


A liberal arts degree is one of the most useless degrees of all time. There’s not much you can do with this degree at all. If you are paying a lot of money to go to a liberal arts school, you might as well get your money’s worth and major in something that will have a larger return on investment.


Religious studies is a degree that you pursue if you wan’t to become a professor. Other than that, the job market for this degree is tight, and there aren’t many jobs in this field.



We’ve all thought about how cool it would be to earn a philosophy degree. There’s only one problem: you won’t make a living with this degree. Unless you plan to write the next Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, you may want to switch majors and pursue a different degree.