In this study, Philosophy was ranked #3. In this chart it is listed as #2, but there is an error since Mathematical Sciences ranked 1 point higher. It’s still a rather lower IQ than I expected. The only time I took an IQ test I was given a score of 155.
An excellent article appeared in the Washington Post about the dangers of focusing on
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as opposed to a broader liberal arts
education. Being a philosophy major, I agree that focusing too much on specific technical
disciplines rather than a more well-rounded education does not put future generations at
advantage in the world; students should be taught how to think creatively and critically
and not be limited to learning specific technical skills.