Michael holds a BA in Biology with a minor in Philosophy. He likes to spend his free time hiking and defending science, though not usually at the same time. Contrary to popular (but not scientific) belief, the positive and appropriate perception of science is undermined by religion, alternative medicine, the U.S. education system, and most science journalists.
It astounds me the number of people who have four year degrees and seem to give an excessive, number of shits about them.
Having a four year degree myself, though I’m sure yours is quite magnificent, I don’t see the value*, especially when you see a generic requirement or preference for those with a BA or BS in, “whatever”. There are jobs where it is certainly a plus, but I will never subscribe to the notion that it is especially meaningful except in those jobs that require a certain amount of academic background in a particular field.
*You know what I mean. There are fields where it is needed, but than there are whole piles of fields where it has no measurable value whatsoever.