Which college majors are, on average, the smartest?
Philosophy majors, followed by physics and astronomy, economics and math majors, score the most standard deviations above the mean on the GRE.
Which college majors make the most money midcareer (who have not earned a graduate or professional degree)?
Economics, engineering and math majors rank highest, followed, yes, by philosophy majors.
Which college majors experience the fastest salary growth?
Philosophy majors, naturally, trailed by math, econ, poli sci and, believe it or not, art history majors.
As Matthew Yglesias, the widely read economics and policy blogger and journalist with a Harvard B.A. in philosophy, has observed, a philosophy degree signals intelligence, which is why leading tech firms like Google often hire philosophy majo...