When I went to college 40 years ago I went took the opposite path of that proposed by the poster. I got an electrical engineering degree and a bachelor of arts in humanities as well in 5 years study. My career was in engineering but I firmly believe that it was the broader view of the world I had that set me apart and allowed me to excel. I worked primarily as an individual contributor but achieved a salary more commonly reserved for middle management. I am now retired from engineering and pursuing the other half of my education working in photography, video and web design. I have never regretted the extra work to get the arts degree.