When you go to a university everyone is exposed to the arts, the evolution of our civilization, religions, culture, the humanities, social sciences, and literature are taught by teachers to all students during the first two years. It also gives you the basic math and communication skills to interact with your peers.

When you are pursuing a specific discipline, you study what is needed to provide you with the skill set you decided to acquire from that college.

As we learned in an introduction to psychology the first rung of Maslow's hierarchy is food, shelter and clothing, without subsidization from parents.

To me the bottom line is, where is my time and money best spent to prepare me to obtain the first rung.