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Why do colleges make you take classes that have nothing to do with your degree? example: american history class for an accounting degree?

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  • Pat
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
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    Educational institutions will sometimes speak with companies and organizations. Those companies and groups provide information they feel would make perspective employees more valuable.  Your American History example falls in to the "General Education" segment that will required for your accounting degree.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because college aren't trade schools.

  • Neil
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Because college aren't trade schools.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A Liberal Arts program includes core courses designed to make you a well-rounded person.  If you don't want that, go to a trade school.

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  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Keep in mind that you can't predict what will be important to you over the next 10, or 20, or 50 years of your life.

    I'm age 70, and I am surprised what is important to me now, that was not at age 18.

  • 1 month ago

    If more people had paid attention in American history class, we never would have elected Trump! Colleges are trying to prepare you to be intelligent, knowledgable voters and citizens. 

  • 1 month ago

    If you study the origins of money and the creation of the Federal Reserve you acquire a huge advantage towards understanding forensic accounting.

  • April
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It's part of the program. You could do an AAS Accounting degree through a community college, where everything will be related to your major. This would be sufficient training to land entry-level positions, banking jobs, etc.

    However, if your dream is to become a self employed accountant someday, a bachelor's is a must.

  • John
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    If all you want is to learn a job skill, rather than get an education, there is an easy option available to you.  You can go to vocational school and learn bookkeeping in just a year or two.  You won't have to take any general education classes or electives.  Any office job you get will have a very limited career path, though, as business employers want people in professional positions to have a 4 year college degree.  Still, you won't have to bother with learning things you feel are unnecessary.  

  • 1 month ago

    please see your college or university's mission statement.  look for the phrases such as "well rounded"

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