Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

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Your undergraduate major

English
48
7%
Political Science
162
24%
Philosophy
84
12%
History
70
10%
Other (Humanities)
184
27%
Engineering
46
7%
Computer Science
13
2%
Biological Science
26
4%
Physical Science
14
2%
Other (Hard Science)
36
5%
 
Total votes: 683

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:01 pm

lee12 wrote:Will Criminal Justice undergrad major be accepted into law schools? I heard it's not a good major but I am not sure. Can someone enlighten me please?


Yea. At least one poster here is at a T14 with a CJ degree.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby mez06 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:07 pm

LOL @ the plethora of English and Humanities majors. I guess that's obviously a smart decision GPA wise. While yall were studying the concepts and differences of philosphies, I was taking calculus my freshmen year.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The pits > Business or Engineering

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:09 pm

mez06 wrote:LOL @ the plethora of English and Humanities majors. I guess that's obviously a smart decision GPA wise. While yall were studying the concepts and differences of philosphies, I was taking calculus my freshmen year.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The pits > Business or Engineering


LOL at an engineer going to law school. I say that as an engineer going to law school.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:27 pm

mez06 wrote:LOL @ the plethora of English and Humanities majors. I guess that's obviously a smart decision GPA wise. While yall were studying the concepts and differences of philosphies, I was taking calculus my freshmen year.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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I took calculus in 10th grade. I can't believe you can get a college degree without taking it. But it's nice that people get to pick majors. Where/when I came from, they decide it for you.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby serdog » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:45 pm

a double major in History and Political science

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:46 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mez06 wrote:LOL @ the plethora of English and Humanities majors. I guess that's obviously a smart decision GPA wise. While yall were studying the concepts and differences of philosphies, I was taking calculus my freshmen year.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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I took calculus in 10th grade. I can't believe you can get a college degree without taking it. But it's nice that people get to pick majors. Where/when I came from, they decide it for you.


I don't think calc should be required, but several courses of algebra and statistics definitely should be required. Most people never need to know calc but everyone should understand stats and probability.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:47 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mez06 wrote:LOL @ the plethora of English and Humanities majors. I guess that's obviously a smart decision GPA wise. While yall were studying the concepts and differences of philosphies, I was taking calculus my freshmen year.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The pits > Business or Engineering


I took calculus in 10th grade. I can't believe you can get a college degree without taking it. But it's nice that people get to pick majors. Where/when I came from, they decide it for you.


Calculus is irrelevant to 99% of the working population. Why would anyone care if someone has taken it or not? (this coming from someone who has taken calculus in high school and college)

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:48 pm

sundevil77 wrote:
Calculus Everything is irrelevant to 99% of the working population. Why would anyone care if someone has taken it gone to college or not?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby serdog » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:49 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
lee12 wrote:Will Criminal Justice undergrad major be accepted into law schools? I heard it's not a good major but I am not sure. Can someone enlighten me please?


Yea. At least one poster here is at a T14 with a CJ degree.

I think part of the reason its seen as a poor major is that CJ major have the lowest LSAT average of any Major 146 (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1430654) thus due to lower LSAT scores fewer CJ major will be in Law school. However if you have a strong GPA and LSAT CJ major shouldn't hurt you

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:58 pm

r6_philly wrote:
sundevil77 wrote:
Calculus Everything is irrelevant to 99% of the working population. Why would anyone care if someone has taken it gone to college or not?


Hey, I'm all about trade schools and vocational learning. Forget this comprehensive, renaissance education BS. It's just an excuse for kids to delay finding a job/figuring out what they want to do with themselves for 4 years while they blow their parents' money. People should seek training in what they want to do; everything else taught in college can be read in a book anyway.

BTW, I thoroughly enjoyed my college experience.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:17 pm

serdog wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
lee12 wrote:Will Criminal Justice undergrad major be accepted into law schools? I heard it's not a good major but I am not sure. Can someone enlighten me please?


Yea. At least one poster here is at a T14 with a CJ degree.

I think part of the reason its seen as a poor major is that CJ major have the lowest LSAT average of any Major 146 (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1430654) thus due to lower LSAT scores fewer CJ major will be in Law school. However if you have a strong GPA and LSAT CJ major shouldn't hurt you


I think there is just a stigma that CJ is for retards. Which tbf it is. LSAT will wash away that shame though.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby mmcrowle » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 am

Dual Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences/Law & Society

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby chem » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:02 am

Triple of of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

Easily handled until this year (senior year) with 2 theses that can't be the same and my senior design project. Yet I'm still on TLS

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby annyong » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:10 am

chem wrote:Triple of of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

Easily handled until this year (senior year) with 2 theses that can't be the same and my senior design project. Yet I'm still on TLS

Good. grief.

I imagine your major(s) would be what the pit of hell is like for me...

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby chem » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:27 am

annyong wrote:
chem wrote:Triple of of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

Easily handled until this year (senior year) with 2 theses that can't be the same and my senior design project. Yet I'm still on TLS

Good. grief.

I imagine your major(s) would be what the pit of hell is like for me...


I get that all the time. I'm hoping that the three will make me as IPSecure as a more advanced degree would. I also wish major choice was a bigger soft :(

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Maye » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:17 pm

Anthropology/Religious Studies

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby American_in_China » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:18 am

Econ Psych double

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby rotaxkarter » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:39 am

Elec Eng

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:03 am

Why isn't CJ listed?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby YourCaptain » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:17 am

Languages (Korean & Chinese) and Finance double-major.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby ggibelli » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:19 am

Inglese

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby camwon » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:04 pm

where my anthropologists at?!
i checked both other (humanities) and other (hard science), which is something i suspect only other students of anthro will understand.
i also vehemently point out that i have a (basically worthless) minor in italian, since thats what all of my actual work went towards during undergrad.




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