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 zcmyers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:39 pm

NZA wrote:
T6Hopeful wrote:Neither of my majors are up here... one is Urban Planning/Public Policy which is distinctly NOT political science, and a foreign language (European).


...you majored in European? :P



haha. i wish this forumn had a "like" function.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby zcmyers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:42 pm

framboozer wrote:Primary major in History, but I do have full-on additional majors in International Relations (do not like the major at all), Spanish (because I love studying languages and couldn't stop), and International Studies (essentially compensation for doing two difficult language-intensive education abroad programs), and a minor in French plus a few extra French courses, but not enough for the major (once again, because I love languages and couldn't stop). I chose my classes very carefully and came into college with a lot of credits, so I was able to do all of them. I really wish I had chosen Economics or something completely different instead of International Relations. I enjoy my poli sci classes by far the least.

What can I say? I love school. They're not the most difficult majors, but I definitely feel like I've learned a lot and challenged the way I think. Hopefully they prepare me for law school.

NZA, your major does sound really appealing.


that's impressive dude. and history can be a very difficult major, depending on the person.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby zcmyers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:46 pm

artichoke wrote:
jgloster wrote:
artichoke wrote:
jgloster wrote:Hate to harp on what others have brought up already, but where the fuck is econ? One of the top 5 majors for people applying to law school, and falls into neither the hard science or humanities category...


woah buddy


YEA IM PISSED he left off my major


heh heh


heh heh is right.

don't add econ. this forum is more funny without it.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Shooter » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:48 pm

Business/Economics...

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby zcmyers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:51 pm

i did polisci. but at my school we had a degree within polisci called Law and Constitutional studies. so i did that in the hopes that it might look a little bit better to law schools than just regular polisci.

waddya think?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby pokerlaw » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:54 pm

International Politics/Economics

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby ksimon2007 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:58 pm

Government...with a liberal arts foundation, of course.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Other Humanities guy checking in: Film

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby jgloster » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:01 pm

zcmyers wrote:i did polisci. but at my school we had a degree within polisci called Law and Constitutional studies. so i did that in the hopes that it might look a little bit better to law schools than just regular polisci.

waddya think?


Law schools don't care what you major in unless it's economics related

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:02 pm

ahduth wrote:
T6Hopeful wrote:Neither of my majors are up here... one is Urban Planning/Public Policy which is distinctly NOT political science, and a foreign language (European).


Noice, a close friend of mine was an Urban Planning major. She's now taking scalps as an anti-trust litigator with big NYC firm.

Hopefully I'll be following in the same path!

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:28 pm

No music or arts? I'm BM in Music

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:06 pm

Poli sci / creative writing

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby mbusch22 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:24 pm

finance & econ

Why would you not put any business majors in the choices?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby vissidarte27 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:10 pm

Wade LeBosh wrote:No music or arts? I'm BM in Music


Me too!!

Do you sing or play?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby pwyoung » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:12 pm

Double BA in Political Science and History.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby NZA » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:14 pm

framboozer wrote:Primary major in History, but I do have full-on additional majors in International Relations (do not like the major at all), Spanish (because I love studying languages and couldn't stop), and International Studies (essentially compensation for doing two difficult language-intensive education abroad programs), and a minor in French plus a few extra French courses, but not enough for the major (once again, because I love languages and couldn't stop). I chose my classes very carefully and came into college with a lot of credits, so I was able to do all of them. I really wish I had chosen Economics or something completely different instead of International Relations. I enjoy my poli sci classes by far the least.

What can I say? I love school. They're not the most difficult majors, but I definitely feel like I've learned a lot and challenged the way I think. Hopefully they prepare me for law school.

NZA, your major does sound really appealing.


:) It was the best, to be honest. For a long time I contemplated switching to Philosophy (I was two classes away from double majoring, actually), but in the end, I'm glad I stuck with EVST.

I got to go hiking all the time, have interesting policy conversations, but I also got to explore how people relate to Nature. It was, and I hate using this word but I have no alternative, truly holistic. I wouldn't trade it for the world! :D

No one else in the environmental field?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby ryanshep » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:17 pm

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby ahduth » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:32 pm

What the hell is economics anyhow? I've never heard of it.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby DeeCee » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:16 am

krad wrote:Completed half of a Biology major, Environmental Studies minor (NZA oh heyyyy), then switched my major to Geography 8)


Awesome that is EXACTLY what I did, in the exact same order! I graduated in Physical Geography (my school had concentrations).

EDIT: Now I'm in a Geography grad program, but I realized once I TA-ed that my dreams of becoming a geography professor were the wrong dreams and I was bored with teaching. So I got into environmentalism and such topics in my thesis and I love it; which made me decide law would be a better career path since I've been delving into water rights and things.
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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby NZA » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:20 am

DCLaw11 wrote:
krad wrote:Completed half of a Biology major, Environmental Studies minor (NZA oh heyyyy), then switched my major to Geography 8)


Awesome that is EXACTLY what I did, in the exact same order! I graduated in Physical Geography (my school had concentrations).


Awesome! I don't know if this counts, but we had to take a cartography/GIS class and it was on point. :)

krad and DCLaw, what kind of classes exactly did you take for Geography?

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby DeeCee » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:26 am

NZA wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
krad wrote:Completed half of a Biology major, Environmental Studies minor (NZA oh heyyyy), then switched my major to Geography 8)


Awesome that is EXACTLY what I did, in the exact same order! I graduated in Physical Geography (my school had concentrations).


Awesome! I don't know if this counts, but we had to take a cartography/GIS class and it was on point. :)

krad and DCLaw, what kind of classes exactly did you take for Geography?


I edited my above post about Geography grad school, which I'm currently attending.....I am really into the physical aspect so I took hydrology, geomorphology, ecology, biogeography, and soil science. Cartography was required for us, and I've had many GIS classes and those are by far my least favorite. I did take Natural resources mgmt during EVS and I loved it.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 2plus2muchMath » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:28 am

thegor1987 wrote:Do you have a good understanding about the contradiction between general relativity and quantum theory? I.e. They cannot both be right


Its purely mathematical. If you solve a problem using both the quantum mechanics framework and general relativity framework at the same time, you get unphysical answeres (div/0's, infinities, negative probabilties, etc). It is not - by any neccessity - that they cannot both be right, only that in their current form they do not work together.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby isaiahnielsen » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:28 am

vissidarte27 wrote:BM - Vocal performance


me too!

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby dcpolitico » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:07 am

Math
Computer Science
Computer Eng'g

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby merichard87 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:43 pm

Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
minors: Computer Science, Mathematics




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