Frankly the whole topic seems like a pointless waste of time to me (like most dorm room conversations of which I was an avid participant), unless someone is trying to get some "I got the hardest degree" award. What you aren't considering is natural talents. I got a BSME. Yes it was hard, but I think it was harder for many of those that ended up dropping out. Then later I thought I wanted an MBA. My first accounting course convinced me otherwise. I've learned over the years that one reason I do not want a higher management position is that my eyes glaze over in a disinterested haze when the discussion starts focusing on just numbers. Mind numbing. I'm just glad there are people who LOVE that stuff. And I know from personal experience that they have as much interest in what I do as my interest in their work. Oh, and I'm confident that my interest level in nursing would have been about like it was in accounting - which would have made nursing A LOT HARDER for me!