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These arguments are also really confusing and concerning for me because what exactly do people think will happen when every college student becomes a STEM engineer/doctor/physicist? Not only will those jobs be over- saturated and dry up as we are already seeing in some “sure thing” fields but who will write/educate/doalltheorhernecessarythingsweneedtohavedonebutarenrSTEMrelatedatall ?
What about the fact that a lot of students end up in jobs that have nothing to do with our majors? I majored in a social science but now work in finance. Had I been denied student loans because of my major choice I never would have wound up at the job I have now.
The obvious way around this is that everyone would wait as long as possible to declare a major if they knew it was going to effect their student loans. Or declare something that let them take the classes they want and switch as late as possible to what they wanted to study.
I don’t think student loan debt would be as big of a problem if there were limits placed on how much colleges were allowed to charge and of course, more funding given to state schools in general. We shouldn’t fight against humanities, we need to fight to fix the system.