A College Major? Who Needs That?

Alamo Colleges recently removed majors from their graduation plans. The decision announced Sept. 19 affected thousands of students’ futures. Students will graduate now with a generic Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree instead of a degree in a specific major.

This applies to students who entered for the first time in the fall of 2014 or later and are majoring in anything that falls under an Associates Degree.

“This will give students more Academic flexibility,” Vice Chancellor for Academic Success Jo-Carol Fabianke told News4. She informed students in an email which said the change would better prepare students who plan to transfer to a four-year university.

Essentially this means majors won’t appear on student’s transcripts or degrees

. The Student Leadership Coalition, an organization led by currently enrolled students at Palo Alto College, will hold a rally on Monday to protest the removal of majors from degrees and transcripts.

“It’s ridiculous because it will ruin any opportunity  to get into a legitimate college,” said Quentin Molina who was intending to go to an Alamo College before moving on to another college.

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