"Not really," says Jeffrey L. Selingo, editor at large for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Selingo argues that the major does not really matter, as long as the student finds it interesting. Here is a taste:
These are many of the same qualities that employers say, in survey after
survey, they want in future workers. Hiring managers complain that they
often find today’s college graduates lacking in interpersonal skills,
problem solving, effective written and oral communication skills, the
ability to work in teams, and critical and analytical thinking.
Employers say that future workplaces need degree holders who can come up
with novel solutions to problems and better sort through information to
filter out the most critical pieces.
Selingo concludes that if a student focuses on the following activities, his or her major "will not matter as much":
1. Seek passionate faculty members
2. Dive deep into a research project
3. Go on a transformative global experience
4. Be creative. Take risks. Learn how to fail