When I went to college they offered a special program where you could design your own major if you knew what you wanted to do after college. I was interested in communications from broadcasting to marketing. I contacted an advertising executive, and with the help of my advisor tied radio, television, journalism, advertising, marketing, politics and believe it or not home economics into one study. This qualified me for entry level positions at a radio or TV station, newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies or reps, public relations firms, and more. After college I interviewed at 84 companies over four months. I was a wreck. I landed a trainee position at a major L. A. national advertising agency. The pay was $650 a month for the first six months. I could not cover rent, but fortunately had savings. They wanted me to struggle, and I did, but within two years I was over six digits. My broad general knowledge paid off, and the one course in home economics got me on a packaged food account.
You see the dietitians in that home economics class hated big business and the processed food products. I listened to them, and was able to explain to agency management that experts do not think products like Hamburger Helper are good for people. Research was initiated to find out why, and how we could reach these experts by changing the ingredients in products. Later, Hamburger Helper came out in whole grain. It was a win for the agency, and me personally. I agree with you completely. Designing a college major should be encouraged.