My major was Sociology. I had an unofficial minor in Political Science. I did a lot of research and writing, and really developed these skills. I then became a career police officer. I'm sure that I was applying what I learned in school. However, beyond the basic report writing, I also did a lot of labor activities. I wrote the budget proposals for salary increases and specialty pays (degree pay, etc.). So in this way, I used it a lot. Sociology and Political Science also taught me to understand WHY people do the things they do, which helped me to be able to better relate to people who did not think the same way I do. Granted, I don't recall the last time I used the Pythagorean Theorem, but then, you just never know when you might end up on Jeopardy!