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Would it help me to double major?

Postby JimCarrey728 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:29 pm

Im finishing my BA in Political Science degree. Please dont say economics, as I am no good at math. I am also not too fond of science for right now. I had too much science in my undergraduate work, want to take a break. I was thinking of going to law school. I want to do something in environmental or healthcare law. I want to get MS in Ecology or a Masters in Public Health. I want to possibly adding a second major in.....

Philosophy
History
Sociology

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FunkyJD
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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby FunkyJD » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:35 pm

Study whatever it is that you like, and keep your ugrad GPA high as a motherf-----. That's all. Don't need a double major. Keep your grade points high.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:13 am

If you would enjoy one of those other majors, then go ahead, especially if you have good reason to believe your GPA will not suffer as a result. I double majored because two subjects fascinated me. Even if I could have somehow known that I would graduate with a 4.0 if I had only one major, I still would have chosen two. That's how valuable I found my classes.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:30 am

if your gpa is low and you need extra classes to boost then yes. if your gpa is fine then only double if you'd like. it will have an almost nonexistent influence on your cycle.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby legalease9 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:11 am

Yeah, GPA GPA GPA! And LSAT is twice as important as that! I double-majored (because I enjoyed both subjects), but didn't find that it helped my cycle any more than my LSAT and GPA numbers made me expect. Just study what interests you, as that is a great way to increase your GPA!

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby romothesavior » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:14 am

PO+PH FTW

But yeah, GPA should be your main concern. I recommend philsophy though, just cause its bad ass.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby Xnegd » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:25 am

FunkyJD wrote:Study whatever it is that you like, and keep your ugrad GPA high as a motherf-----. That's all. Don't need a double major. Keep your grade points high.


+100

Think of admissions like this:

High LSAT > High GPA > Son/Daughter of Sitting Senator > Cured Cancer > Like the Color Blue > Double Major > Softs

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby Grizz » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:16 am

If you like it, and it doesn't bring your GPA down, knock yourself out. Don't expect it to help at all for law school admissions though.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby AllBusiness » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:04 pm

Major in philosophy. If you have a good department at your school, studying philosophy will make you a worldly, intelligent, and interesting person.

Not by itself, of course. It couldn't hurt though. Jokes aside, philosophy is cool.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby Cactus » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:50 pm

AllBusiness wrote:Major in philosophy. If you have a good department at your school, studying philosophy will make you a worldly, intelligent, and interesting person.

Not by itself, of course. It couldn't hurt though. Jokes aside, philosophy is cool.


Studying philosophy will make you think of yourself as a more wordly, intelligent, and interesting person. Take economics.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:11 am

Cactus wrote:
AllBusiness wrote:Major in philosophy. If you have a good department at your school, studying philosophy will make you a worldly, intelligent, and interesting person.

Not by itself, of course. It couldn't hurt though. Jokes aside, philosophy is cool.


Studying philosophy will make you think of yourself as a more wordly, intelligent, and interesting person.

+1 for humor.

Cactus wrote:Take economics.

-1000 for GPA suicide.

Cactus wrote:Take economics pass/fail for credit.

Fixt; better.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:12 am

No, it will not help you.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby hellokitty » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:14 am

No, sadly law school admissions is basically LSAT, GPA, URM status. It won't help sorry.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:01 pm

JimCarrey728 wrote:Im finishing my BA in Political Science degree. Please dont say economics, as I am no good at math. I am also not too fond of science for right now. I had too much science in my undergraduate work, want to take a break. I was thinking of going to law school. I want to do something in environmental or healthcare law. I want to get MS in Ecology or a Masters in Public Health. I want to possibly adding a second major in.....

Philosophy
History
Sociology


I took a concentration in philosophy and am all the different for it. That isn't to say you would enjoy it (only you would know), but personally... I'd go philosphy.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby icydash » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:04 pm

I'm not going to read the entire thread, but just answer the question in the title: absolutely not. in fact, it will most likely hurt you, since your grades will suffer. Do whatever it takes to get above a 3.7 GPA (single major, double major, tripple major, give BJs, WHATEVER IT TAKES).

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:07 pm

icydash wrote:I'm not going to read the entire thread, but just answer the question in the title: absolutely not. in fact, it will most likely hurt you, since your grades will suffer. Do whatever it takes to get above a 3.7 GPA (single major, double major, tripple major, give BJs, WHATEVER IT TAKES).


Your grades will not suffer in the slightest. At many schools (including my own), it is very easy to pick up a second major. In fact, I personally find it a little lazy when people only have one major and no minor. I'm sure adcomms don't care how many majors you have, though.

TCR: If you want a second major, get a second major that you enjoy and will help (or at least not hurt) your GPA.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby MTal » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:11 pm

JimCarrey728 wrote:Im finishing my BA in Political Science degree. Please dont say economics, as I am no good at math. I am also not too fond of science for right now. I had too much science in my undergraduate work, want to take a break. I was thinking of going to law school. I want to do something in environmental or healthcare law. I want to get MS in Ecology or a Masters in Public Health. I want to possibly adding a second major in.....

Philosophy
History
Sociology


You're the poster child for what's wrong with our educational system. Instead of learning useful real-world skills which will actually help you find a job after graduation, you choose to drop who knows how many thousands of $$ to major in complete bullshit...subjects which require little more than a pulse in order to ace, let alone pass. Grow a pair and major in something which other people will find useful, otherwise you will end up with little more than a piece of toilet paper in your hands and bill collectors at your door. Employers have absolutely NO use for those subjects. Think of your future and use what precious little time you have left to actually learn some SKILLS as opposed to writing 10 page papers on why Democrats would be better off controlling congress or why every black person in the U.S. should be paid 10k's of $$ in reparations.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby redsox » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:13 pm

romothesavior wrote:In fact, I personally find it a little lazy when people only have one major and no minor.


How is choosing to get an in-depth education in one particular discipline lazy?

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:00 am

MTal wrote:You're the poster child for what's wrong with our educational system. Instead of learning useful real-world skills which will actually help you find a job after graduation, you choose to drop who knows how many thousands of $$ to major in complete bullshit...subjects which require little more than a pulse in order to ace, let alone pass. Grow a pair and major in something which other people will find useful, otherwise you will end up with little more than a piece of toilet paper in your hands and bill collectors at your door. Employers have absolutely NO use for those subjects. Think of your future and use what precious little time you have left to actually learn some SKILLS as opposed to writing 10 page papers on why Democrats would be better off controlling congress or why every black person in the U.S. should be paid 10k's of $$ in reparations.

... does FunkyJD take the troll bait?
... does he? Does he?

Screw it, hockey's on. Will collect his reparations later -- by force, if necessary, like Michael Jordan, or Tracy Morgan, or Barack Obama.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:11 am

No, a double major in those degrees is essentially useless. Law firms don't care about that.

Majoring in two distinct hard-sciences would be another story (for those going the IP route).

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:27 am

Double-major in political science and nuclear engineering FTW.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby jms1987 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:28 am

I'm a poli sci major and will most likely be adding a history major to my classes.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby wildcats2008 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:08 am

"In fact, I personally find it a little lazy when people only have one major and no minor."

unless that major is engineering or math or some other type of science. some majors have so many requirements, it's tough to even
do a minor.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby applytherightway » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:01 pm

A double major is not needed. You should only pursue a double major if 1) your gpa is low, or 2) you have a genuine interest in the subject. Law school admission counselors, want to see a strong academic profile. One major with a cumulative gpa of 3.5 is better than two majors with a 3.25.

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Re: Would it help me to double major?

Postby redsox » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:59 pm

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