Does this look like a too easy UG major?

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barberiolisa
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Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby barberiolisa » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:49 am

I know that when people dont exactly have a stellar gpa in a given major, that generally people state that degrees with a BA are generally weak, but in the minds of admissions commitee, how is this degree viewed?

B.A. Economics?

Granted its not the B.S. in Economics, but you still take coursework consisting of:

Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Applied Ecometrics, 12 hours Economics Upper Division courses, Business Statistics, Analytic Geomety and Calc, Algebra for calculus.

Would this be viewed as a stronger major then BA in Psyc, Soc, Poli Sci OR the fact that its a BA it gets categorized as the others?

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:52 am

Literally no one at all gives or will ever give a shit about this.

LSAT, GPA, URM, military, Rhodes/Fulbright/Marshall.

That's it.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby Davidbentley » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:54 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Literally no one at all gives or will ever give a shit about this.

LSAT, GPA, URM, military, Rhodes/Fulbright/Marshall, whether or not your name is keith.

That's it.

+1 Entirely irrelevant.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby toothbrush » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:11 am

please stop making threads :(

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby huell » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:23 am

I would second all that stated above, but also add that picking your undergrad major based on the assumption you'll be going to law school is probably not the best idea. Treat the two as separate entities. I'm sure the state of the legal market is not lost on you, and if you are predisposed to want to pursue a practical degree but instead choose an "easy" major, you might regret that BA when 1L grades come in or you find out the thought of another day in law school makes you want to jab an ice pick into your neck.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:27 am

No one gives a damn if you're getting an undergrad degree in basket weaving. Just have a good GPA.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby mephistopheles » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:02 pm

get the b.s. and be a man.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby Big Dog » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:07 pm

Econ is one of the most rigorous of the social sciences.

Many colleges only offer a BA in Econ. Cal-Berkeley, for example.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby stillwater » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:22 pm

toothbrush wrote:please stop making threads

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby star fox » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:42 pm

Econ's not even that bad a major as far as law school applicants. I'd say it's a harder major than Political Science which is the most common major for pre-laws.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby kapital98 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:11 pm

toothbrush wrote:please stop making threads :(

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:37 am

OP, why do you feel the need to brag about degree choice? We get it, you're an Econ major. At my school, all the econ majors are the Business school rejects.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby Ave » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:47 am

As others have said, it doesn't matter although Economics majors are dime a dozen. But, to answer your question, yes: your curriculum doesn't look all that challenging. Try conforming even more and double major in mathematics, too.

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Re: Does this look like a too easy UG major?

Postby MarcusAurelius » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:52 am

barberiolisa wrote:I know that when people dont exactly have a stellar gpa in a given major, that generally people state that degrees with a BA are generally weak, but in the minds of admissions commitee, how is this degree viewed?

B.A. Economics?

Granted its not the B.S. in Economics, but you still take coursework consisting of:

Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Applied Ecometrics, 12 hours Economics Upper Division courses, Business Statistics, Analytic Geomety and Calc, Algebra for calculus.

Would this be viewed as a stronger major then BA in Psyc, Soc, Poli Sci OR the fact that its a BA it gets categorized as the others?


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