Giving College Students Freedom to Choose Courses

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With graduation still fresh in mind, the typical high school graduate looks forward to the next few years of college. When they get to college though, some are rather dissapointed with their courses. Why does a student who wants to major in Computer Engineering have to have to take Principles of Economics or a literature course? Why should a Biology major take a business or English course? Why should a math major take history classes? Why not give college students a little more freedom in their course selection? If a student doesn't need a certain course, letting them drop or replace it would lighten some stress on students. It's not that these classes are a waste of the student's time or money. These courses are great for expanding their general knowlegde and understanding, but for a college student who's in a rush to get through college and eagerly begin their career, having to take uneccesary classes is flat out annoying. It's unfourtunate that once their major is choosen their college career is set in stone. With the only possibility of changes being a total change in their major.
Well, giving students a little more control over what they choose to take could help them dodge the skyrocketing tuition rates. By removing irrelevant courses, a student can easily save a good chunk of money. Money that could be used for other needs like: food, rent, or to get an early start on paying off that student loan. The average tuition rates for a typical engineering program can range from around $35,000 to $40,000; these are averages from typical colleges that require some basic classes (English, history, biologo, etc.) to be taken regardless of the major. These next numbers come from a university that focuses only on their engineering p...

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...e a student who's majoring in Computer Engineering but has a passion for art and want's to enroll in the class, but due to some schedule and course issues, the student can't take part of the art class they want. Having the ability to drop a course they don't need or have no interest in such as, Principles of Economics, would allow him to that the class.
By the time students get to college, they're typically over the age of eighteen, meaning they're legally considered adults. So why not let them have a little more freedom over what they want to take? Why are students pressured into these hard-set frames with hardly any choice to what they do and don't want in their schedule? College is supposed to be a fun, and unforgetable learning expierence. Imposing unnecessary classes that only disinterest the student takse up valuable time, and takes away from the experience.
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