Major regret? See how these Americans feel about their college degrees after they graduate

Americans in New York City and Philadelphia expressed mixed feelings on whether they regret their college major.

“I was a criminal justice major and I regret it,” one woman said through laughter. “I don’t really like it. I’d probably do art.”

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But another graduate said: “I majored in computer science, and I’ll keep that major.”

Nearly 40% of college graduates regret their major, a Washington Post analysis from earlier this year found. Among arts and humanities majors, nearly half wished they’d studied something else, while STEM graduates felt they made the right choice.

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One international business major told Fox News, “I felt that my topic was not specific enough.” “I don’t regret it a whole lot, but when I started applying for jobs, I realized it didn’t sound like a typical field.”

A college graduate said she hated her criminal justice major.

A college graduate said she hated her criminal justice major.
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“Most jobs were looking for a specific area like data analysis or software or accounting majors,” he continued.

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Some suggested alternative routes.

“I think going to a trade school would probably be better,” said one man in Philadelphia. “I think the opportunities in that area right now are probably outstanding.”

A musical theater graduate loves his degree choice.  She says it propelled her career as a Broadway actor.

A musical theater graduate loves his degree choice. She says it propelled her career as a Broadway actor.
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Some people involved with the arts told Fox News that they have found their passion.

One woman said, “I got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater and I don’t regret it because it’s my job.” “I live here in New York. I’m a Broadway actor.”

Click here to see what the rest of the college graduates said.

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