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3 Year Bachelor Degrees in US? - July 24th 2014, 06:36 PM

I was having a debate recently about whether it would be better to go towards a system with less general education credits to eliminate the fourth year and instead have college students specialize earlier in their education career.

I know a lot of people do not know what they want to do right out of college and I was one of them. I was 21 when I decided to become a nurse.

I also support moving towards a European style of education in high school too but I don't know much about the high school.

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Re: 3 Year Bachelor Degrees in US? - July 27th 2014, 03:27 PM

I think that should be an option to those who go into college knowing what they want to do. I always though general university requirements are a little silly because it just feels like being in high school all over again. I think having general major requirements is a good idea however, for example I had to take statistics for my psychology major because of the research aspect of it. However the history class I took last year was useless because I learned exactly what I had learned back in high school. Felt like a complete waste of time.
I guess I just feel like high school is supposed to be general "knowledge" that we need to complete in order to be able to live "successfully" as adults. Some people go straight into the workforce after, so why make those of us hoping to study one particular subject more intensely repeat classes they may have already taken in the past?

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Re: 3 Year Bachelor Degrees in US? - July 27th 2014, 04:27 PM

We never did general stuff in my degree. Like I know people who talked about needing to be taking English courses even though they were in chemistry or something. I thought it was dumb and a waste of time. But I never did that. My courses were all related to the field. Some things like archaeology would have language requirements (ex Greek Latin or Babylonian) but it was because it was relevant. So my school wasn't like that. I think people should just get to the point in university and if you don't like it get a new degree

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