7 most valuable college majors for the future

The most valuable college majors will prepare students for a world right out a science fiction novel.

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  • The future of work is going to require a range of skills learned that take into account cutting edge advancements in technology and science.
  • The most valuable college majors in the future will prepare students for new economies and areas of commerce.
  • Mathematics, engineering and science related educational majors will become an ubiqitous feature of the new job market.
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Why Philosophy Is so Important in Science Education

Why do scientists look down on philosophers? And are they right to do so?

Both Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson are known to have dismissed philosophy as rather useless. Here, they're shown attending the premiere of 'Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey' in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my courses to satisfy general education requirements, and most of them have never taken a philosophy class before. 

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