As picky and ruthless as those online applications are, we’re no longer in the days of choosing a major because you like it (said the Spanish/Portuguese and Painting major). In my current job search, I see many, many listings that require specific majors (unnecessarily so, IMHO. I happen to think that a humanities degree is quite versatile, but I guess employers don’t anymore). I have a friend who specifically majored in Biochem (rather than Lab Technology) because he wanted a broad major that would give him more options. But when he applied to Lab Tech jobs, he was told repeatedly that there are so many qualified Lab Tech majors that they won’t look outside of that pool–even to Biochem, which is totally relevant. He ended up going back to school for dentistry. I have so many friends who have been in that boat. I plan to tell my kids to think about what they want to do, and to work backwards to find the major that will help them get there–which is the opposite of the conventional wisdom when I was choosing a major.