A lot of grad programs are like that though (heck, law school is like that). It's not about what you study so much as supposedly preparing you for the intensity of graduate level coursework and whatnot. College is so ridiculous anymore. It gets more doom and gloom, 'you have to have a degree to get a job!' and pressures people into going who shouldn't or don't need to, and then tuition rates get to skyrocket as demand goes up and... ugh. Yeah. We need a lot more emphasis on technical/trade skills training in this country.