Not Such a Major Decision


The thought of spending more than $100,000 on a college education is scary enough, but what can really send parents over the edge is when their child wants to major in history or philosophy. Sure, it’s fun to learn about the Russian Revolution, but what can you do with that in the real world?
Keep in mind, though, that even if you manage to push a child onto a more practical path, it can backfire. As a sociology major at the University of Pennsylvania, I reluctantly agree...

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