Should a university education be about broadening cultural horizons, honing technical knowledge, or both? Although I later became a science, medical and health reporter, my major in college was decidedly not oriented towards the applied sciences. So far, the choice has not hindered my ability to fund my life, but writing this piece about the debate over liberal arts vs. S.T.E.M. did make me reflect on my choice.
If you had to do it all over again, which would you study? Or, perhaps more pressing, what do you want your children to study? (If they go to college at all… but that’s another piece.)