New Delhi: Meritorious students opt for higher studies before settling down in their chosen fields, but for most, a college degree is considered to be the stepping stone to a professional career.
But there are students who are not entirely satisfied with the subjects they chose at the end of their three or four-year courses.
Ironic as it may sound as India celebrates National Press Day on November 16, a recent survey found journalism to be the most regretted subject chosen for a college degree.
The survey by ZipRecruiter claims that as much as 44% of current job seekers with college degrees regret their college major choice.
More significantly, 87% of journalism degree holders said they would choose a different degree given a second chance.
The second-most regretted subject for college major is sociology and liberal arts/general studies (both 72%), followed by communications (64%) and education (61%).
The other ‘hated’ subjects are marketing management and research, medical/clinical assisting, political science and government, biology, English language and literature.
At the other end of the spectrum, 72% students with a degree in computer and information sciences, and criminology will be happy to opt for the same subjects, given a choice.
Graduates in engineering (71%), nursing (69%) and health (67%) are next on the list.
Other ‘regret-free’ college degrees are business administration and management (66%), finance (66%), psychology (65%), construction trades (65%) and human resource management (58%).