Majors (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-26 13:42 ID:kVYLbxKR

I recently finished 11th grade and will be starting the 12th one soon. After this, I will have to choose a university and a major to follow.

The current subjects that I have that are somewhat similar to what Advance Profiling is in the states would be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math.

Judging by these options and my grades, I can choose to specialize myself in any Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Math related area.

What choices would be the most wise from both the perspective of interestingness as the subject itself and that of actual use.

The choices I currently have in consideration the most would be those of Bio Chemistry and Bio Engineering, are these good choices?

2 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2008-07-26 16:51 ID:Heaven

You're going to have to take some subjects in all of these fields at university. Why not wait until then to decide?

At least where I live there's quite a difference between what's taught in high-school and university. We were treated us like idiots in high-school; the material was simplistic, outdated and boring.

3 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-26 16:58 ID:kVYLbxKR

When I will be in University, I won't have a choice anymore without severe draw backs. I cannot allow myself to make the choice at that point.

4 Name: !!wB+a/Rot : 2008-07-26 20:36 ID:L49so0fA

Pure physics and mathematics are extremely interesting, but not useful in the sense that you could convince your grandparents of how useful it is.

Engineering is useful in the traditional sense, and still moderately interesting.

I advise you pick what is most interesting to you, as a 'use' for it will always exist in some aspect.

5 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-26 21:28 ID:loM3Z99E

Mathematics graduates are highly sought-after by employers.

6 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2008-07-26 23:13 ID:Heaven

> I won't have a choice anymore without severe draw backs.

Okay, this is a complete derailment, but lol wut?

Let's see here... I've studied at no less than seven different universities in three different countries; I have a major -- two, actually, but I perfer to ignore the second as an undeserved fluke -- and two minors, which ignores myriad other things I dabbled in but didn't pursue.

It's worth noting I came from a family below the poverty line, and I'm no genius either. So if I could make it work, you bloody well can too.

Just remember, this is a decision that'll affect you for the rest of your life. Don't be too hasty, especially when you're deciding in ignorance.

7 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-26 23:56 ID:kVYLbxKR

I currently am a part-time military officer and will be until my 12th grade graduation ceremony. By doing this I will be compensated of any and all schooling costs in my desired field up to the academic level of a Ph.D, provided that I can suply information that the money is going towards it, problem is, its a single choice option and is unchangeable.

That being said, I don't want to waste the opportunity I gained after a shitload of work that I spent in.

I'll take that into consideration. Thanks.

8 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2008-07-27 02:30 ID:Heaven

> its a single choice option and is unchangeable.

That's pretty crappy. Are you sure you can't change it? :/

Also, what kind of option? Is it strictly biology/physics/chemistry/mathematics, or can you write down multidisciplinary fields?

9 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-27 10:57 ID:kVYLbxKR

After the academic year starts, there is no going back.

I am allowed to choose whatever form of studies I have a wish for. I just personally want something that is based on biology/physics/chemistry/mathematics.

10 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2008-07-27 17:44 ID:Heaven

Then seriously consider a multidisciplinary field.

You'll be required to dabble in most of them, and later on you can emphasize the one(s) you like the most in your electives.

11 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-28 15:49 ID:JKyWvcOM

It really depeneds on what it is you like doing. If you want to make money and you LOVE physics, go into nuclear engineering. Nuclear energy is where we are going anyways. An there are never enough nuclear physicists. Or be an organic chemist. Learn to make lsd....

12 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-30 08:49 ID:Pn8qvz8V

linguistics is a major that's often underrated. Businesses look for people with bilingual and even multi-linguistic skills. plus, why fret over what major you want to be in in your freshmen year? lol

13 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-07-30 11:38 ID:kVYLbxKR


Either way, I'm already fluent in 6 languages. Linguistics would be a waste of time in most cases.

14 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-08-05 05:53 ID:mOH3h8xG


He isn't in freshman year... he is going into senior.

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