Using GSS data, I calculated the mean IQ for people who graduated with degrees in popular majors (sample = 855)
Political Science 107.9
General Sciences 106.6
Overall average 104.3
Liberal Arts 104.0
Law Enforcement 103.8
Social Work 103.6
Business Administration 102.4
Computer Science 102.2
General Studies 101.1
Keep in mind that IQ is measured with a vocabulary test which favors verbal intelligence. Notice how the smartest students tend to major in the least practical fields.
I divided majors into practical and not practical, and found a difference:
Not practical 106.5
Smart people tend to choose majors which are least likely to translate into a job. This is another indication of how smart people are not necessarily the most rational.
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