I'm hoping that this becomes more of a discussion than a rant on my part, because I really am curious to hear your opinions. In my opinion, the whole concept of "general education" has gone a little too far. I go to a state university (not liberal arts), but the classes I have taken in order to get my bachelor's degree in physics is a little insane. Now, just like I think that all liberal arts majors should have to take at least a base-level science class, I also feel like science majors can definitely benefit from taking a history or music class, you know? However, today I was preparing my transcript to apply to internships, when I realized that half of the courses I've taken so far (as a senior in college) aren't even remotely related to my major. In addition to physics, I've taken: Art History I and II 20th Century European history Spanish III Communications Civic Engagement Helping the Environment World Economics Black Music (yes, seriously) Some of these I understand. Communications and learning how to write a speech is definitely useful. I also think everyone should learn a second language. But black music? "Civic engagement"?