Desert Fox wrote:When people say business majors they mean business admin. And it is fairly easy. But almost every liberal arts degree is even easier.
Liberal arts is easy when you're taking crap like film studies and experimental music.
People mean two different things by liberal a liberal arts education: a degree from a "liberal arts college" or a "classical" liberal arts education. Very few schools offer a program that approachs a "classical" liberal arts education: St. John's--Annapolis; Kenyon; U. Chicago; (I think) Yale. A classical liberal arts education includes: grammar, dialectic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. So basically you learn to read, write, argue, philosophize. But you also learn mathematics, science, and a fine art. The original purpose of a liberal arts education wasn't to make you an expert in any one things or to teach you a trade, but to put you in a position where, upon graduation, you could do anything you wanted. You would know enough to be able to teach yourself
whatever trade you decide to pursue (financial work, writer, professor, business, lawyer, doctor, philosopher, research scientist, trash man, whatever).
Sometimes people say "liberal arts" when they mean "humanities," this further adds to the conclusion. Liberal arts college has basically come to mean "not a research university."