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16th Sep '17 6:02:32 AM gophergiggles
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* It's debatable if he has a degree in it or not, but it's uselessness can't be debated considering Jerry from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' majored in civics and it's gotten him absolutely nowhere.
--> '''Beth:''' Jerry, majoring in civics was your mistake. Don't punish us for it.
20th Aug '17 11:36:34 AM DaibhidC
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20th Aug '17 11:35:56 AM DaibhidC
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* The Unseen University degree available from the Literature/{{Discworld}} Emporium comes with a list of "Indefinite Studies" (essentially optional courses) that students must choose from to gain a well-rounded education. It specifically notes that UU does not consider sports, art, drama, or "medium studies" to be academic pursuits.
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5th Aug '17 4:57:06 PM Sugao
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Wow, you took ''that'' degree? Ha! [[FutureLoser Well, first your peers will laugh at you for partying instead of studying for a real degree, then you'll find it's completely worthless and work at]] BurgerFool for the rest of your life. Or [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]] rather than [[FateWorseThanDeath that]]. Of course, if you're lucky you can become a mad scientist's experiment or something and at least make a ''name'' for yourself there.

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Wow, you took ''that'' degree? Ha! [[FutureLoser Well, first your peers will laugh at you for partying instead of studying for a real degree, then you'll find it's completely worthless and work at]] BurgerFool for the rest of your life.life - [[EvenBeggarsWontChooseIt assuming the Burger Fool will hire you, that is]]. Or [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]] rather than [[FateWorseThanDeath that]]. Of course, if you're lucky you can become a mad scientist's experiment or something and at least make a ''name'' for yourself there.
1st Aug '17 12:19:32 AM Piterpicher
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* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] on ''TheBigBangTheory'' considers pretty much every degree that isnt in a hard science subject to be this, and even worse if you dont have a PhD on top of it.

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* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon]] on ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' considers pretty much every degree that isnt in a hard science subject to be this, and even worse if you dont have a PhD on top of it.
4th Jul '17 8:23:43 AM NateTheGreat
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* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon] on ''TheBigBangTheory'' considers pretty much every degree that isnt in a hard science subject to be this, and even worse if you dont have a PhD on top of it.

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* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon] Sheldon]] on ''TheBigBangTheory'' considers pretty much every degree that isnt in a hard science subject to be this, and even worse if you dont have a PhD on top of it.
28th Jun '17 9:25:59 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', when the Smiths are telling each other their ''real'' [[{{Backstory}} backstories]]:

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', when the Smiths are telling each other their ''real'' [[{{Backstory}} backstories]]:
4th Jun '17 7:41:56 PM SilentStranger
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* [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon] on ''TheBigBangTheory'' considers pretty much every degree that isnt in a hard science subject to be this, and even worse if you dont have a PhD on top of it.


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** An earlier strip had a convenience store that stocked Liberal Art Degrees next to Particularly Low Brand of Toilet Paper. They got a lot of complaints. From the toilet paper vendors.
** Subverted in one strip that points out the Nr 1 reason to get a degree in English: because Science is incredibly difficult and boring if you dont have the aptitude or interest for it.


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* Averted in ''TheCritic''. Jay Sherman has a PhD in Film, but is a fairly well-respected critic with two Pulitzer Prizes and several broadcasting awards to his name. However, while his work is high-quality, he doesnt rate very highly among the viewers, who dislike his superior tone and caustic treatment of beloved actors and movies.


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* Season 3 of ''Archer'' had a one-shot character named Noah who appeared in the season premiere two-parter, an anthropology doctorate candidate who had been captured and enslaved by a pirate crew when they hijacked his research vessel, and ends up becoming Archers interpreter. Both Archer and Riley (the freelance agent Malory hired to find Archer) make fun of him for his degree, with Archer confusing it for Arachnology and Archeology, and Riley pointing out that his only job prospect will be teaching other anthropology students.
10th Apr '17 10:34:27 PM PurrElise
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* Humourously referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Paradigm}}'' where the makers of [[DesignerBaby designer babies]] boast that their children will never waste their parents' money on liberal arts degrees.
21st Feb '17 6:21:17 PM iowaforever
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* Brought up in the ''FanFic/TheDresdenFillies'' story ''With Great Power''; the father of a missing person named Sean felt that the kid's music degree was not going to get him much in life, and had pressured him into going to college to pursue a more useful subject. Sean didn't listen, and ultimately his father cut him off when he continued to spend money living a lavish rockstar life despite not getting much in return and (as it turns out) not being very talented a musician.
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