University of Idaho branches out with new degrees and online options

Some interesting info here. And if I were a parent, I’d be very careful of what the UI is selling. 

According to many sources (for example, the College Handbook; Kiplinger; Forbes), here are the most worthless college majors of 2017: 

  • Film, Video, and Photographic Arts
  • Graphic Design & Commercial Art
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • History

But there’s money to be made selling worthless degrees. 

Via the Spokesman Review, here is what the UI is offering: 

Degrees currently available include bachelor’s in general studies, history, psychology, sociology and criminology and master’s in public administration and psychology.

Another new development for the UI comes in the form of a degree program in film and television studies. Faculty member Russell Meeuf said it was created in response to “a huge increase in demand” for professional video content.

Although the first year of the major’s availability won’t begin until fall semester, Meeuf said it looks like it, too, will be in demand.

“We’re getting a lot of attention from students,” he said.