Texas A&M to have 25k Engineering majors by 2025?

  • That may be true for some majors ie biology or some other nondescript major. But a BS in an engineering degree, specifically one that requires work and intelligence can go a long way.

    This post was edited by RedAzz4Life 18 months ago

    "Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken"

  • In chemical engineering, it would appear that more than an MS, it helps to have your FE/EIT and PE license. With that and an MS, you're much more likely to land a good job with many EPC companies that do all the design work, and with governments (local, state, federal). A BS is good enough to land the entry-level jobs, and many engineers ride that all the way to management and C-suite positions.

    The chicks I date from time to time who're getting Ph.D.'s in psychology and masters in physical therapy can't fathom the amount of work and diligence it took for me simply to get my B.S. in chemical engineering, and of course they're blown away by what I make for "just" a B.S. while they can't find a decent job with theirs.

    Anyway, back to the topic of so many engineering degrees... it comes down to market. so many people are going into so much debt to get higher education degrees. not all of them figure out what that degree will be worth in the marketplace...

    really makes you wonder whether we're in an Education bubble... students keep taking out federally backed student loans, and universities keep building bigger and better "stuff" in an arms race to keep up with the joneses... eventually, someone will blow the whistle and this deck of cards might come tumbling down when enough people realize the asset-backed security (asset being the higher ed degree) isn't worth as much as they thought it would be. students might rebel at having to pay the loan debt, which can't be wiped clean even in a personal bankruptcy filing.

    This post was edited by AggieChemE 18 months ago