Even if you get a job as a physicist, it is unlikely that you'll be using
course material such as projectile motion. Why do we teach it? Why do
nursing programs, for example, require it? It's not the material itself,
it's the analytical skills learned in the process. Physics is more than
the course material, it's an approach to problem solving. That approach
is valuable to everyone - housewives, nurses, social scientists, bankers, and
restaurant chefs - everyone. This is why general physics satisfies
general education requirements.