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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glitched
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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby glitched » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:23 pm

at what point do you think this is a fair representation of majors for an application cycle? any statistics majors here? the sample size seems good enough to me. i understand this is a self-selecting group but there doesn't seem to be any indication that TLS attracts a certain type of student. the one class of applicants that might not go on a forum like this would maybe be bankers or pHD graduates/candidates only because they are swamped with time (but that's just pure speculation with no evidence whatsoever - in fact... all of this is loll).

but again for all the business/econ people - my bad.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby hdivschool » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:30 pm

International Relations (Foreign Policy Analysis)
Classics (Greek Antiquity)

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby kkklick » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:32 pm

Law and Justice. Pretty cool in that I go a little taste of every type of law, finally taking a shine to health care law.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby beachbum » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:37 pm

Economics

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby pbutta123 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:43 am

Great Books Program! A dying breed!!!!!!!!!! But we stay strong and live on haha. Look us up. Saint Mary's Integral Program, Saint John's in Annapolis, Thomas Aquinas college.....

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:44 am

pbutta123 wrote:Great Books Program! A dying breed!!!!!!!!!! But we stay strong and live on haha. Look us up. Saint Mary's Integral Program, Saint John's in Annapolis, Thomas Aquinas college.....


Kudos to you for getting through that. I would have been bored to death.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby bringbackfirefly » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:12 am

balenciagar wrote:Math? anyone?


Yep, lots of math, most of which I've forgotten.

Ended up taking some religion/econ/music courses, too, to balance things out.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby framboozer » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:28 am

zcmyers wrote:
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.


Thanks! I didn't have much trouble with history until my thesis paper. I had a really difficult subject that my teacher really wanted me to research and I had absolutely no background knowledge on the subject. I read sooo many books for it, half of which I never ended up using, and even after I understood the information, I struggled with putting together a coherent paper. But I rallied and worked my butt off and did end up with that A I sought after. The price was I had to give up studying for the LSAT and I didn't take it in December. I guess it's for the best, because I decided that I really should wait a year.

And as far as my history courses go, I mainly focus on subject areas and time periods that I have the least knowledge about or experience with, so that I'll have a well-rounded understanding of history when I'm done. Next semester I'm taking a course on the history of Latin American relations (which I have a bit of a background in, but not nearly enough) and 20th Century Middle Eastern history, which I have embarrassingly little knowledge about. As much as I would have liked to study the French Rev and Elizabethan England, I tried to focus on more practical things.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:31 am

No Social Science? I choose Humanities because it seemed like the closest option, but it isn't really accurate. Social Science can include Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology etc. My major was psych.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby nfggcaar » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:37 am

Biomedical Engineering

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:38 am

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby nathan. » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:43 am

santisuk wrote:Journalism and Sociology (both in the "other" category).


same. gonna miss the perks of journalism.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby krad » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:01 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?


NZA, I focused on environmental science/conservation as well as remote sensing and GIS. I took all the engineering pre-req physics/chem/calcs while I was a bio major (GPA fail?) so remote sensing was an awesome combo of things. I ended up using RS in conservation/environmental sci applications at NASA before coming to my current job at a software company.

Geog was TCR for me! Almost no one knows that you can pretty much study anything under it's umbrella :)

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:12 am

I have majored in Math, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science and finished with Computer Science. Ended up a couple courses short of Poli Sci and Math, didn't see the point of taking extra time to finish.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 062914123 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:50 pm

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:52 pm

bee wrote:Double in Philosophy and English with a minor in Economics. I specialized in Symbolic Logic (yeah, yeah).

It actually surprised me how many phil majors responded on the polls, it rarely gets mentioned on TLS or (ime) irl. My department in UG had like, 30 people in it.

Phil pride :D


Disproportionate amount of phil majors apply to law school, I think. :)

Symbolic Logic? Like, Frege? I did continental phil, so we rarely had to worry about that sort of thing but I find it pretty interesting.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby YankeesFan » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:54 pm

BA International Affairs (Conflict and Security Concentration)

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 2011Law » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:32 pm

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


something that people who are proficient at neither math nor reading major in.

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:28 pm

2011Law wrote:
ahduth wrote:What the hell is economics anyhow? I've never heard of it.


something that people who are proficient at neither math nor reading major in.


LMAO.

What's geography? Someone who can become proficient in (or at least has departmental permission to study) everything!

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby Cmoss » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:55 pm

business

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby 062914123 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:56 am

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby McDeere » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:38 pm

Biology...

Nice to see there are actually others out there haha

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby krad » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:40 pm

DCLaw11 wrote:
2011Law wrote:
ahduth wrote:What the hell is economics anyhow? I've never heard of it.


something that people who are proficient at neither math nor reading major in.


LMAO.

What's geography? Someone who can become proficient in (or at least has departmental permission to study) everything!


Damn right!

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby jazz17 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:52 pm

I'm advertising/public relations....glad to see the journalism ppl!!

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Re: Curiosity Poll - What was your undergraduate major?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:54 pm

jazz17 wrote:I'm advertising/public relations....glad to see the journalism ppl!!


There is good future in ad/pr, no so great for journalism, you made a better choice :D




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