I never had much sympathy for the party degrees. Lack of sleep was always self-inflicted. Party, show up half the time and then the mad scramble at the end of the term.
The science and engineering degrees, on the other hand, were pretty brutal stuff. A person just had to do the work all term or you failed. Miss a class in something like structures and you had a serious problem, because the next class built on what you had learned the class period before. You didn’t miss class in things like reinforced concrete design or analysis of structures or thermodynamics even if you were sick. You had to learn that material or you were sunk.