November 5, 2012
Should Science Majors Pay Less for College Than Art Majors?

Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state’s public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studying topics thought to be in high demand among Florida employers. Those would likely include science, technology, engineering, and math (aka, the STEM fields), among others. 
But Art History? Gender Studies? Classics? Sorry, but the fates are cruel. Unless a university could show that local companies were clamoring to hire humanities students, those undergrads would have to pay more for their diploma. 

Read more. [Image: Edudemic]

Should Science Majors Pay Less for College Than Art Majors?

Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state’s public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studying topics thought to be in high demand among Florida employers. Those would likely include science, technology, engineering, and math (aka, the STEM fields), among others. 

But Art History? Gender Studies? Classics? Sorry, but the fates are cruel. Unless a university could show that local companies were clamoring to hire humanities students, those undergrads would have to pay more for their diploma. 

Read more. [Image: Edudemic]

  1. theoccasionalitalic reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Why does Florida suck so bad.
  2. tellmeilovedyou-likearenegade reblogged this from stellar-klutz and added:
    Exactly! A philosopher, or artist, or historian will have just as much impact on the world as an engineer, or scientist,...
  3. mazesprinter reblogged this from oldfashionedmoderngirl
  4. snowbird2 reblogged this from stellar-klutz and added:
    I just want to know why the college of Arts and Sciences charges me for taking math courses….. PS. Engineering fees...
  5. stellar-klutz reblogged this from tellmeilovedyou-likearenegade and added:
    It pisses me off that we’re effectively financially punishing people for wanting to go into a field that reflects their...
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  10. senoritapita reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Well now that’s absolute bullshit.
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  17. additionalprogeny reblogged this from theonlykyle and added:
    This is a bad proposal. The whole point of college is to allow you to study stuff you’re actually interested in and get...
  18. theonlykyle reblogged this from inputmismatchexception and added:
    Wow interesting, should u-grads receive benefits for picking more practical majors?
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  21. aniseshaw reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    This is pretty much the logic when you have a society that is run by the philosophy of money rather than social...
  22. inputmismatchexception reblogged this from controlstatenormal and added:
    Interesting article. The writer discusses unemployment rates between various majors - although I’m curious what the...
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  28. nothingbutanswers reblogged this from antigovernmentextremist and added:
    The article explains the pros and cons very well, and frankly I don’t think this would suit the students. “This is why...
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