Of course it is entirely self-serving of me to agree with Mark Cuban on this point - good liberal arts major that I am (anthropology). I agree, however, that liberal arts training teaches students how to think critically and how to express themselves in oral and written form. It also teaches us how to connect dots to see the relationships between seemingly disparate concepts and ideas. These are critical skills for success today and I suspect will be in even higher demand over time. That said, engineers are taught to problem solve and often are drawn to an engineering degree by virtue of an innate passion for tinkering and taking things apart to see how they work. These, too, are and will remain essential skills for career success.
"I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than for programming majors and maybe even engineering," Cuban said. He cited degrees such as English, philosophy, and foreign languages as being the most valuable. "Maybe not now," Cuban acquiesced. "They're gonna starve for awhile." Their day, though, is likely coming, he says.