So today, in high school, my Econ teacher told us that a few reputable economists are forecasting 20% unemployment by 2012. And I was wondering which engineering degree would be the safest or least vulnerable to such a rise in unemployment. The engineering degrees available at the college (University of Pittsburgh) i'll be attending this Fall are: Bioengineering Chemical and Petroleum engineering Civil and environmental engineering Electrical engineering Computer eng. Industrial eng. Mechanical eng. and Materials science *the ones that look most interesting to me are highlighted. thanks!