My View on Major Ranking
In recent years, it is very popular to rank majors. Major ranking lists based on a variety of criteria can be found on some educational websites or newspapers. These lists have great influence onstudents and many of them have come to rely on these lists to make their major-choice decisions.
To this phenomenon, people’s opinions vary from each other. Some think that the results of the ranking are helpful for high school students to choose a major field of study, e.g., some lists tell people what majors will lead to decent jobs after graduation. Some people, however, believe that many lists are actually useless. Rankings are only about numbers and they do not tell you anything about the distinct nature of the major. Besides, some majors may be listed as hot majors when students enter colleges, but will be unpopular when they graduate.
As far as I’m concerned,we should not over-stress major ranking. It should be remembered that rankings can play a big role in the selection of a major but it should not bethe only criterion. Many factors including your own perception of the major should matter inyour final choice.