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Video: Yes, you can major in social media now

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Hey, kids, how'd you like some Internet with that diploma? South Carolina's Newberry College has added a social media major, because of the apparent skyrocketing number of jobs in that field — a bubble that surely won't pop by the time any of said kids graduate. Students who want to learn how to do professionally what most of us do while bored at work should head to Newberry's Department of Arts and Communications for the interdisciplinary major, which combines classes from the Graphic Design, Communications, Business Administration, Psychology and Statistics departments, per this press release. (Statistics!)

But perhaps we are being too short-sighted. The WACH FOX 57 investigation below kind of makes even one generation older seem a little 20th century, like when one of the anchors who ask, "Who would have thought, getting paid to be on the Internet?" In any case, Newberry is confident in the coursework, which begins next August. "Newberry has something that very few colleges have to offer, an exciting major that will prepare graduates to be pioneers in a cutting edge industry that will create critical thinkers and innovators," said Tania Sosiak, the founder of the new program. For more on the program, watch this local-news clip:

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