General Education Degrees

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When I entered university, I wanted to become a clinical psychologist. However by taking an arts degree, I am subjected into taking general education classes that will not benefit my degree. As well, it poses the risk of me not entering graduate studies, and therefore hindering me from having a successful career. It is shown by the Higher Education Statistics Agency that only 62% of students were employed into work after graduation in 2010 (Warwicker). Universities should focus less on broad spectrum thinking and more on job training, because students are supporting their institutions and are only prolonging their spending if they do not receive a job. Universities show insufficiency in regards to potential careers of university students. …show more content…
If students are subjected to take general education classes, it will only prolong their degree, and their spending on tuition as well. Even though general education classes provide you with what some say is a ‘well rounded education’, it only distracts you from your main goal. For example, engineers are subjected to taking electives that produce no absolute value to their degree. It only creates a situation where many either take summer classes or they prolong their degree to six years instead of four. This poses a problem for many students who get money through student loans. The more money they take from the government, the more they have to pay back at the end of their degree. If students are posed with the risk of not being able to get a successful career after university, they are left working minimum wage trying to pay back their student loan or getting another degree. In hindsight, it becomes a domino effect. Many students have families and themselves to look out for. It costs money to have food, water, energy and heat. if students are subjected to staying in their university longer or having to work at minimum wage, there is no way they can support themselves or their families. Which poses a risk on the government and the institution. If more students are unable to receive jobs due to the lack of training by institutions, it causes for job shortages in vital careers. For …show more content…
With increasing worry over the economy, as a student I want to know that my institution is concerned over the career success of their students. If students are paying to attend a university they should not be worried about receiving a job after there studies. As well, prolonging a degree by adding unnecessary general education courses only prolongs more spending and debt for the student. If more students are able to move into careers, it not only benefits the economy but the institution as well by increasing its academic

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