Originally Posted by Sally Struthers
Yes. Majoring in the humanities is like majoring in poverty unless you want to teach. Pick something with more practical applications like business, computers, etc ... or the sciences, but only if you want to get a PhD or go to med school.
It's true though,
I dabbled in a bit of english at University.
To be honest, Job prospects looked alot less appealing, humanities students were the butt of all jokes in regards to getting a "proper" career, heckled about librarians, bankers, clerks.
It turned me off from majoring in English, so I switched it to a double major with a commerce degree, which complemented it nicely.
Alot of older students studied it, Mothers, middle aged woman, I guess to obtain that degree that they never got, Alot of retired people, because they see it is an Interest to them. People studying it for interest.
Infact, the people I knew who were studying it were because they enjoyed the subject, much rather than locating a career with it. they were studying it for interest.
Unfortunately when money's a little tight, and the student loan gets bigger and bigger, studying something just for shits and giggles isn't going to cut the mustard in the job hunt, especially if you know what you may want to do.
Unless you specifically want to go teaching english, doing journalism or something in that realm, it might be a good idea.
Anyway you can double major in it?
My advice is perhaps go speak to a careers advisor, or someone in the english department to voice your concerns, take a deep look at your prospectus and see what else is of interest, see if you are able to double major/ or have it as a minor, that way atleast you retain an interest in it, and it supplements your other degree.
Easier said than done, by saying this on the net, but I've casted a few lines out for you, so hopefully it helps.