arism87 wrote:I've complained about this before but I will again: why do we (TLS) always assume that a major that is easy in one school is easy at another? I will go ahead and preface this by saying I was lazy as shit in college and mostly just drank 5 nights a week, and still I ended up with a 3.8, so no REAL complaints here.
That said, my poli sci classes were pretty hard. Maybe I just have nothing "hard" to compare them to, but calc was 10x easier for me.
Which brings me to my next point- what's hard for one person might not be hard for another. It's not hard to imagine an engineer struggling in an English lit class.
That said, it would be your own damn fault for studying something you're bad at, but still. Perhaps the difficulty in comparing majors across schools/between people is exactly why law schools don't seem to do much of it.
I also think there were certain classes that were challenging in the course material--naturally if they were THAT easy, I'd be able to coast by with a better GPA regardless of how much I partied. But I DO know that someone who was a NPB (neuro-physical biology) major would NOT have pulled a 2.9 with my study habits. They probably wouldn't have made it through college at all. It's not a matter of the subject being harder, per se, but rather simply more time-intensive.
It's possible a NPB major with a 3.8 might have bombed certain PS/Philo classes I took because of their writing skills, but they still would have found it overall 'easier' in the sense that it involved less rote memorization/labs/technical reading and more interpretation of events/facts.