When colleges require students, who may be spending tens of thousands of dollars per year on tuition, to take courses outside their majors in order that they become "well-rounded". Wonderful if your last name is Rockefeller. Hard to justify if your poor mother is scrubbing floors to put you through college.
Breadth requirements are things such as Physics majors being required to take classes in Medieval Literature, or Art majors being required to take Calculus.
by College Grad July 29, 2011