I sat next to Dr. Dominique Keller, a veterinarian at Busch Gardens in Tampa, on the flight back to NYC. (She didn't tell me about the above-linked video, in fact never even told me her last name, but it wasn't hard to figure out.) She majored in biology in college, went on to get a PhD in something-or-other to do with endangered species -- her original goal in life was to help save them -- then went on to become a vet.
She was low key, intelligent, and gracious. I never expected the flight to be enjoyable, but it was.
I sometimes say that the two dead giveaways of sociopathy are if someone is either a pathological liar or a serial killer. Being a vet is pretty much a dead giveaway of the opposite: it means you're nice.
And I'd say the same for just about anybody who works at an animal shelter. Really, who would want to spend his or her life helping animals if they didn't have a soft heart?
(I've written about veterinarians twice before, here and here.)
A couple of my daughter's nicer friends went to college and majored in environmental studies. I'm not quite sure what they'll do with it later on, but that does seem to be what nice girls major in. Women whose parents loved them just seem to develop those Mother Earth-y kinds of instincts.
Other nice girl majors include English and Renaissance Literature.
I guess the not-quite-so-nice girls major in communications. And, future Wall Streeters major in economics.
If you want a rich wife, I suppose you should marry an econ major (though it's doubtful she'll marry you unless you have money).
But if you want a nice one, marry an environmental studies major.