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What's your major?

Postby mypsychoticself » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:45 pm UTC

Just curious :D

I'm an English/Spanish double major.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Ahrim » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:44 am UTC

B.S. Physics with minors in Math and Biomedical Engineering

Also taking up to Orgo chem so I'll be about 2 upper level classes away from a chem minor.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby TheKrikkitWars » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:42 am UTC

As a brit, I'm on an RSC approved MChem, meaning at the same time as earning my masters, I work towards the developmental aspect of gaining chartered status. I'm using my one hour of elective study to study welsh.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby CrazyPirateNinja » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:30 am UTC

Electrical Engineering with a Materials Science and Engineering Minor.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Ninjew » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:30 am UTC

I'm a Music Education major. Fun times ahead, what with observation and Student Teaching for the final semester of my B.A.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Cathode Ray Sunshine » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:48 am UTC

Industrial Engineering (yeah yeah I know, I'm not a "real" engineer).

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Pit » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:56 am UTC

I'm a triple major:

Economics (Concentration: International Economics)
Computer Science
English

with a minor:

Math.

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EDIT: The reason why I have a random English major is because I like doing literary analysis, and it's something I can turn into a journalism concentration.

Economics is simply the love of my life, and Computer Science is a very engaging hobby. Math just came with both.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Tofer » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:37 am UTC

How can so many of you have the flexibility to complete two or three majors? For my Civil Engineering program there are 42 required courses (~150 credit hours), and only four electives, three of which must be chosen from senior level Civil Engineering courses. That leaves us with one measly little course to do whatever we want. The most I've heard of anyone squeezing into their engineering program here is a minor.

Maybe it's just a Canadian thing...

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Rilian » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:22 am UTC

Math with a support area of Engineering Physics.

http://www.tarleton.edu/~engineering/enph/
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Adacore » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:58 am UTC

Different system here in the UK, really, you don't have majors and minors, you just have a single course with the option for some non-subject related electives in the last couple of years (such as languages, humanities, ethics, etc). I did Chemical Engineering.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby qinwamascot » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:05 am UTC

I'm Math/Physics with minor in Japanese. I'll add another major (most likely Computer Science) later. For my school, there are usually 2 options: a standard degree with around 30-40 hours of relevant classes, and a professional one with ~50, with about 50ish hours of Gen-ed. The standard ones are intended for getting a minor in addition, while the professional ones are not. Doing 2 standard majors is relatively easy (maybe 5% do it) but doing 2 professionals is extremely hard. (Btw both my physics and math are professional, and my CS would probably also be as well).

It's a pretty good system, because most people get minors, which indicates to employers a useful skill. The problem is that a standard degree isn't usually enough to get into a good grad school, so you need to do the professional one in that case.

As for how I'd manage 3 professional majors and a minor, there's a lot of overlap, which makes it easier, and I came in with 37 hours of GenEd out of the way, in addition to being 2 years ahead in math and a year ahead in physics, and I've averaged 20 hours per semester so far. So it's doable.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby mathangelist » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:36 pm UTC

I am a mathematics major! (technically I am Computer Science also, but I am thinking I will probably not be for long...)

Tofer wrote:How can so many of you have the flexibility to complete two or three majors? For my Civil Engineering program there are 42 required courses (~150 credit hours), and only four electives, three of which must be chosen from senior level Civil Engineering courses. That leaves us with one measly little course to do whatever we want. The most I've heard of anyone squeezing into their engineering program here is a minor.

Maybe it's just a Canadian thing...


I don't think it is just Canada, I think it is engineering in general-- at least it seems that most engineers I know don't have a lot of freedom. For example, at this point (Sophomore) I have almost total freedom to choose my classes (just a few gen ed and similar), where as my roommate(Engineering and also a sophomore) pretty much has every class he is going to take till he graduates carved in stone-- maybe one elective per semester, thanks to summer classes.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Myles.ONeill » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:23 pm UTC

Genetics/Neuroscience/Microbiology!

Ok to be fair I don't technically get to have a major ( :cry: ) in my degree. But the focus is in the above.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Busdriver » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:45 pm UTC

Math and Physics. I'm also considering throwing astronomy on top.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby CrazyPirateNinja » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:07 pm UTC

Tofer wrote:How can so many of you have the flexibility to complete two or three majors? For my Civil Engineering program there are 42 required courses (~150 credit hours), and only four electives, three of which must be chosen from senior level Civil Engineering courses. That leaves us with one measly little course to do whatever we want. The most I've heard of anyone squeezing into their engineering program here is a minor.

Maybe it's just a Canadian thing...


Nah, it's just engineering. I have room for a minor because a few of the classes which are required are things like "science electives" or "technical electives", so some of the required classes for an MSE minor can share a slot with those electives for my EE major. In any case, we have a big workload.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Rilian » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:24 pm UTC

The Engineering Physics degree at my school is 136 credit hours with no electives. But I'm only using it as a support area, so I don't have to do all that.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Donatello » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:01 am UTC

Biomedical Sciences.

It's basically a prep for medical school,but I'm leaning more towards primary care, however. At first I wanted to become a surgeon, but now I realize I would rather be relatively proficient in all areas rather than be a prodigy in one.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Why Two Kay » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:12 am UTC

Undeclared Business. I have to remain that way until I complete a certain number of hours. I'll be Economics/Finance after that.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:05 am UTC

Philosophy. I know that is what I want to study, even if it may not be lucrative. I plan on minoring or double majoring in something else, though. Maybe economics.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby seridos » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:07 am UTC

BSc
Major in Physics
minor in History

Afterdegree will be BEd Major Physics/Minor social studies

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Re: What's your major?

Postby mypsychoticself » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:25 pm UTC

Philosophy. I know that is what I want to study, even if it may not be lucrative. I plan on minoring or double majoring in something else, though. Maybe economics.


Yeah, I'm having that problem with my English major. I know that a Spanish major will be useful, but I'm not going to college to learn useful things. A lot of people I know are just going to college to learn what they need to know in order to get a job and earn x amount of money.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby krilitor » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:26 am UTC

Double BS major in Applied Mathematics (concentrations in applied math and computational math) and Computer Science with a minor in Physics.
The great thing is with the overlap I get both concentrations for only 6 extra credit hours, and about a third of the math major is covered under the CS major.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby mrcheesypants » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:29 am UTC

Computer Science and perhaps a minor in math. Funny thing is I'm only a sophmore and I'm taking more CS classes this semester than I will my entire senior year.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby lemmings » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:32 am UTC

I am doing computer science and physics majors and planning to continue on to graduate study for some combination of those two subjects (robotics or computational physics).

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Isotope_238 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

Double major: computer science and either physics or chemistry. My parents and all the college students I know tell me chemistry is awesome, but I have the most unmitigatedly terrible chemistry teacher imaginable. She's almost as bad as this one English teacher who hated it when her students read books. As much as I try, I can't see anything fun in chemistry. I guess I'll decide when I get to college.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Fuzzypickles » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:41 am UTC

Chemical Engineering. Considering minors in math or physics, or maybe double majoring in specialized chemistry if that's an option.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Generic Protoplasm » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:08 am UTC

Electrical Engineering. I hope to minor in math, also, as math was my second-choice major. I want to design robot subsystems in the future.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby CaseyThr » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:57 am UTC

Computer Engineering and Fine Art (weird combo I know) dual degree.
I don't intend to finish in 4 years, maybe 4 years and summer courses, plus what I'm taking in high school...I also don't intend to have a life apparently...

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Generic Protoplasm » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:58 am UTC

Does that perhaps imply you will be making awesome case mods?
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Re: What's your major?

Postby CaseyThr » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:03 am UTC

It implies that I would love to learn! But as of yet have only built my own computer and modded a few store-bought mods to make it glow pink.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Antimatter Spork » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:27 pm UTC

Doubling in music performance and music theory.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby lesliesage » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:52 pm UTC

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Re: What's your major?

Postby Rilian » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:16 am UTC

Antimatter Spork wrote:Doubling in music performance and music theory.

What does a person do with such degrees?
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Re: What's your major?

Postby sje46 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:30 am UTC

Christian Apologetics, with a minor in Physical Education Pedagogy.
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Hit3k » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:47 am UTC

Physics. I've been thinking about changing to maths though....
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Antimatter Spork » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:34 pm UTC

Rilian wrote:
Antimatter Spork wrote:Doubling in music performance and music theory.

What does a person do with such degrees?

Be a tremendous nerd. What else?

(also probably grad school but maybe something completely different. My school never shuts up about how we're getting a LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION that we can then go on and do WHATEVER WE WANT even if it's not music.)

(most likely grad school though)
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Jarmel_Davis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:01 am UTC

Creative writing with a concentration in fiction.

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Re: What's your major?

Postby sje46 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:09 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Christian Apologetics, with a minor in Physical Education Pedagogy.

So no one is going to call me out on this, huh?

Psychology, possible minor in Latin.
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Postby Antimatter Spork » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:52 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
sje46 wrote:Christian Apologetics, with a minor in Physical Education Pedagogy.

So no one is going to call me out on this, huh?

Psychology, possible minor in Latin.

I thought about it, but there are all kinds of people in the world (and some of them post on the fora).
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Re: What's your major?

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:08 am UTC

B.Sc Geography. I'm avoiding working on essential assignments to tell you all of this.
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