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Don't Bother Earning These Five Degrees

Dec 13 '12 6 Last Comment
oneLOSTarchitect
Dec 13, 12 10:44 am
 

geezertect
Dec 13, 12 11:41 am

This "study" is of dubious credibility.  I'd be the first one to tell a high school kid today NOT to go into architecture as a profession, but to lump an architecture degree in with religious or ethnic studies on the uselessness scale is a gross overstatement.  The dire condition of the profession today has a lot to do with the horrible economy.  If and when things improve, there will be more job openings for architects, although maybe not enough to soak up the oversupply.  In addition, architecture does lay a good foundation for a possible career in construction or real estate related areas.

wurdan freo
Dec 13, 12 12:10 pm

I would argue that it does not lay a good foundation for a career in construction or real estate related areas. Both of those fields require a solid understanding of the costs of construction and real estate, subjects which are typically glossed over by Architectural Programs in my experience.

LITS4FormZ
Dec 13, 12 12:29 pm

Yes because a business degree is so valuable today...

http://archinect.com/forum/thread/59826990/unwanted-degree-1-architecture

Dec 13, 12 12:48 pm

What's particularly dumb about that report is that they are referring to undergrad, bachelor degrees.  Those are not nearly as limiting or focused as professional degrees.

An ambitious, talented young person can take a bachelor's degree in just about anything, combine it with their other interests & pursuits and then leverage that into any number of potential scenarios (whether postgrad education, professional work, volunteer/charity, etc)

Yo!

toasteroven
Dec 13, 12 3:05 pm

I read the title as John Boehner Eating These Five Decrees

 

then I realized I was mostly just hoping for one of those non-architecture-related political threads where everyone tries to out-stupid each other.

snail
Dec 13, 12 10:57 pm

So philosophy is equated with finding the meaning of life, and anthropology is equated with "digging for the truth?" I can't believe that someone could be that uninformed. I wish I hadn't read that article, because now I need to go wash my eyes out.

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