Cognitive Science Major? - HELP!

<p>... so my parents don't want me to go into cognitive science because they think it's a useless major and that I won't make any money if I graduate with "those useless skill sets". I think cognitive science would be a good fit for me because I am very interested in the concentrations they have to offer--computer science, psychology, etc. I'm hoping to double major in business and cog sci with a minor in computer science but I really don't know what my chances of getting into Haas are...so I need to seriously start thinking about my back-up major. </p>

<p>I did some research but I'm not sure if it's reliable. Berkeley's career website didn't have too too much information either... I have to build a case to support my cause so.. PLEASE HELP!</p>

<p>1) What "well paying" jobs are out there if I graduate with a degree in Cognitive Science?
2) Should I just try to get into the L&S computer science program like my parents want me to?
3) In the long run, is it worth it to major in Cognitive Science?</p>

<p><a href="https://career.berkeley.edu/major/major.stm%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://career.berkeley.edu/major/major.stm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>If you click on a major, it will tell you the average salary of those who got a job with that specific major (of the people that responded). </p>

<p>If you want to major in cognitive science, go for it. You're old enough to be making your own decisions. A double major + a minor will be very hard to complete in 8 semesters (although I don't know how many classes you can place out of). </p>

<p>If you want to be a cognitive science major because you enjoy both psychology and computer science, then rather than getting a cognitive science major and a computer science minor, you could just be a computer science major (for employment/enjoyment) and take classes in psychology (for fun). </p>

<p>If you want to go into a business and want to do Haas, then you (assuming you get in) can get the degree in business and take classes in psychology and computer science.</p>

<p>You don't have to shoot for 2 majors and a minor. In the end though, it all comes down to you. What you want to pursue, not what your parents what you to do.</p>

<p>Take my advice with slight skepticism though, I am only an incoming ffreshman.</p>