According to Casting Out Nines, a college math professor, the secret to getting a job is a major students enjoy.
So… the degree is essential but the major can be varied.
I think itâ€™s right to tell students to first study what they love, and then worry about the career part a little later. Iâ€™m certainly advising my own students to that effect. And given that most jobs are going to require new employees to learn on the fly the things they need to know anyway, it makes sense to develop studentsâ€™ passions for learning and abilities to learn on their own, which is IMO one of the major things a liberal arts education is good for.
He has a lot of good stuff. Go read it.