College is only a (weak) approximate model of the real world. I feel for your fustration. If anything, I often sense that adademia eschews real world experience as "solved" issues - therefore the pragmatism of it all might taint you for academia. College is really a test of endurance, can you stay committed to one goal long enough to accomplish it? Oh, an by the way, you might as well learn some foundation information which may or may not be useful in your future endeavors.
When you re-enter the real world for a while, you'll find that it is much better suited for people who "get-it". It's not perfect, there are certainly patches of cluelessness aplenty, but people who know what they're doing get rewarded more often. And if you don't, move on to someplace that suits you. It's your choice.
Anyway, I should be getting back to my proposal now. Proofreading -- Ugh.