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progressivedem22
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4/12/2014 3:22:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This seems like an interesting topic, since many people on this site are either planning to attend college, are attending college (like myself), or have attended college. So, what did/are/are you planning to major in?

I'll start: Double Major in Finance and Economics, and a minor in Math.
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4/12/2014 3:50:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Dual major: Communications & Philosophy.
Minor: Environmental Studies.

**To the guy above me, how is pursuing four degrees relevant to what you wish to do upon graduation?
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4/12/2014 3:54:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Majored in biology, specialized in botany, and minored in psychology.
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4/12/2014 4:04:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2014 3:50:25 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Dual major: Communications & Philosophy.
Minor: Environmental Studies.

**To the guy above me, how is pursuing four degrees relevant to what you wish to do upon graduation?

Eh. I don't think that's quite the right way to look at university. If I wanted to instrumentalize myself for better employment prospects, I'd grind my way through four years of engineering and an MBA. I just like making my brain feel good, and having access to a big bunch of educational resources lets me cultivate that gratification on my own terms.
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4/12/2014 4:30:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2014 4:04:30 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 4/12/2014 3:50:25 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Dual major: Communications & Philosophy.
Minor: Environmental Studies.

**To the guy above me, how is pursuing four degrees relevant to what you wish to do upon graduation?

Eh. I don't think that's quite the right way to look at university. If I wanted to instrumentalize myself for better employment prospects, I'd grind my way through four years of engineering and an MBA. I just like making my brain feel good, and having access to a big bunch of educational resources lets me cultivate that gratification on my own terms.

Gotcha!
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4/12/2014 4:34:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2014 4:04:30 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 4/12/2014 3:50:25 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
Dual major: Communications & Philosophy.
Minor: Environmental Studies.

**To the guy above me, how is pursuing four degrees relevant to what you wish to do upon graduation?

Eh. I don't think that's quite the right way to look at university. If I wanted to instrumentalize myself for better employment prospects, I'd grind my way through four years of engineering and an MBA. I just like making my brain feel good, and having access to a big bunch of educational resources lets me cultivate that gratification on my own terms.

This is a fascinating way to approach it. I don't think I could do it myself, since I have a boatload of requirements to fulfill at my business university..but I wish I could haha. I've dabbled in philosophy myself, and because of it, I'll graduate with more than the required amount of credits, but I do think it's worth it sometimes to take courses outside of our comfort zones: that's largely what college is for.
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4/13/2014 9:24:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I've spent time as a General Studies major taking anthropology courses, as a Chemistry major at a huge research university, and now I'm finally going to get a degree already. It's going to be in Clinical Laboratory Technology.
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4/13/2014 2:47:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm majoring in physics, but I want to pick up at least a math minor, and most likely a math major (depends on if I can squeeze it into my schedule). I also want to minor in philosophy, but that would just mean taking one philosophy class a semester, which would be a nice break from all the math and science.
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4/13/2014 3:25:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2014 3:22:27 PM, progressivedem22 wrote:
This seems like an interesting topic, since many people on this site are either planning to attend college, are attending college (like myself), or have attended college. So, what did/are/are you planning to major in?

I'll start: Double Major in Finance and Economics, and a minor in Math.

Probably mechanical engineering
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4/13/2014 9:18:14 PM
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As of now, I'll be majoring in computer science with dual minors in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Law) and behavioral neuroscience.
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4/14/2014 1:39:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I am currently a pre-med student. But as of lately I have found myself more and more interested in other things. I still plan on remaining pre-med and eventually become a doctor, but I can't help but to admire Philosophy, Political Science, even some Sociology or Religious Studies.
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4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM
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I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.
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4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.
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4/14/2014 3:32:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.

I was just thinking. My statement might not apply to people with a ton of money to burn or a full scholarship. So those people should and probably will ignore me.
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4/14/2014 3:34:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:32:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.

I was just thinking. My statement might not apply to people with a ton of money to burn or a full scholarship. So those people should and probably will ignore me.

I get paid to do my PhD, lol. But I still agree with your statement to at least some extent.
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4/14/2014 3:53:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:34:48 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:32:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.

I was just thinking. My statement might not apply to people with a ton of money to burn or a full scholarship. So those people should and probably will ignore me.

I get paid to do my PhD, lol. But I still agree with your statement to at least some extent.

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4/14/2014 3:56:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:53:34 PM, invisibledeity wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:34:48 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:32:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.

I was just thinking. My statement might not apply to people with a ton of money to burn or a full scholarship. So those people should and probably will ignore me.

I get paid to do my PhD, lol. But I still agree with your statement to at least some extent.

I get paid by drug dealerst o test out the new drugs they get. LOL! my job is bettter than yours!!

I get paid (with crack), to suck off dudes. In your face!!!!!!
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4/14/2014 3:57:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:56:58 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:53:34 PM, invisibledeity wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:34:48 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:32:57 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:28:26 PM, Sswdwm wrote:
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

I am soon to finish a Chemistry PhD and I agree with what you said :-p. Definitely would not have started it if I knew what I knew now. Was fun though.

I was just thinking. My statement might not apply to people with a ton of money to burn or a full scholarship. So those people should and probably will ignore me.

I get paid to do my PhD, lol. But I still agree with your statement to at least some extent.

I get paid by drug dealerst o test out the new drugs they get. LOL! my job is bettter than yours!!

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4/14/2014 9:42:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'd like to major in philosophy and computer science with a minor in physics
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4/14/2014 9:46:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

To me, I'd like to major in philosophy because I like the subject. I know it sounds silly and is probably not rational. But you could still make it as a philosophy author or professor.
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4/14/2014 10:32:30 PM
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At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

Absolutely my Bachelor's degree was a waste of time. It's more like a new high school diploma---everyone needs it as a prerequisite but nobody really needs it, you know?

The only reason it was worth it for me is because I'm doing a PhD in it (Social Psychology). If I had stopped at the undergraduate level, I would have wished someone had told me not to bother.
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4/16/2014 11:50:23 PM
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Major in Web Design and Development/Major in Theology Minor in business and management Minor in Hebrew linguistics
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4/18/2014 3:17:51 PM
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I did my undergrad in economics and applied math, and am working on my PhD in econ currently.
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4/20/2014 8:40:12 PM
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At 4/14/2014 3:26:11 PM, Wylted wrote:
I'm a high school drop out, and judging by what many if you are choosing to major in. You would have been wise to do the same. I get access to lectures by professors on YouTube. I'm not sure why someone would major in something like psychology or philosophy when it won't likely lead to something you'll make money at and the same thing can be learned for free.

I know I've seen studies that show income and college education are correlated, but it's probably only due to the IQ and work ethic. Anyone with a high IQ, good philosophy and work ethic will do pretty good for themselves regardless of education level.

I just don't understand spending a ton of money learning philosophy or psychology.

Exactly this. This is why I didn't end up in anthropology or chemistry. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would still have taken a lot of the courses I took because I have no regrets about paying for math courses (I love the subject, but can't learn math from youtube for sh!t) and science labs (so much fun!!), but I could have moved on to the degree I'm in now that is 100% applicable to a career and necessary for that career a lot sooner and been just as happy, with less debt. Don't go into college because people tell you you need to, go to college when you actually need to.