Is College A True Purpose? A College Education? Essay

755 Words Oct 14th, 2015 4 Pages
There has always been a debate about whether or not there is a true purpose in a college education. There are some people who think that college is only meant to pursue what they are majoring in. The idea of having to take classes that have nothing to do with their specialized area makes many people not want to go to college, and they find it a waste of time. For others though that college is not only a necessity for a career but also to go farther in life. Not only does a college prepare many people for a career it also allows them to figure out who they are, and to also come out as a well rounded person who knows more about what is going on in the world, and have life skills that might be necessary. Many people who go to college only want to take the specialized classes that are needed and demanded by their career choice, but many are forced to take classes such as psychology, math, english, and sciences that may not be required for their major. "Students certainly should have opportunity to pursue their interests in depth, and this pursuit can begin as early as the first year of college. But while doing so, they should also be working to develop strong intellectual and practical skills that can be transferred to new settings when the students or their fields move, as they surely will, in new and unexpected directions. Students should develop the ability to communicate clearly; to think through the ethical, civic, and intercultural issues relevant to their interests; and…

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