ilovecalifornia - once you get to berkeley, you'll find that everyone has their own priorities and i don't think it's likely you'd run into students who are looking to put down your field of interest - different majors come together more than you would think. this is your college education we are talking about - why worry if your interests aren't aligned with an eng student's? they've got their goals and you have your own. from a practical standpoint, if you're going to go with a liberal arts major, i would consider choosing a solid stand-alone major in your area of interest - ie. poly sci, sociology, ir, etc rather than the mix-and-match interdisciplinary studies, simply because employers see more focus in the degree. you'll have plenty of room to explore in college without a make-your-own major. so basically, the only person who'll be judging the standards of your major is you. in the end, your choice will affect your employability and not anyone else's, so don't think in terms of what you think others may find 'easy,' but do think wisely in the context of career goals.