Major regret? See how these Americans feel about their college degrees after graduating

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Americans in New York City and Philadelphia had mixed feelings on whether they regretted their college major.

“I was a criminal justice major and I regret it,” one woman said through laughter. “I really don’t like it. I would have probably done art.”

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But another graduate said: “I majored in computer science, and I would keep the same major.” 

Nearly 40% of college graduates regret their majors, a Washington Post analysis found earlier this year. Among arts and humanities majors, nearly half wished they’d studied something else, while STEM graduates tended to feel they made the right choice.

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“I realized that my major wasn’t very specific,” an international business major told Fox News. “I don’t entirely regret it, but when I started applying for jobs, I realized it wasn’t like a specific field.”

A college graduate said she hates her criminal justice major.
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“Most of the jobs were looking for a specific field like data analysis or like software or like accounting majors,” he continued.

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Some suggested alternative paths.

“I think going to a trade school would probably be better off,” one man said in Philadelphia. “I think right now the opportunities in that field are probably outstanding.”

A musical theater graduate loves her degree choice. She says it led to her career as a Broadway actor.

A musical theater graduate loves her degree choice. She says it led to her career as a Broadway actor.
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A few in the arts told Fox News they found their passion.

“I got a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater and I don’t regret it because that’s my job,” one woman said. “I live here in New York. I’m a Broadway actor.”

To see what the rest of the college graduates said, click here.

Source: Fox News


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