What is your Major?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mbtalle, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. mbtalle macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2008
    So I'm currently a Communications major (looking to become a sports journalist), and I'm looking to minor in Graphic Design. Any other journalists out there? English majors? Graphic Design? If so, how you do you like it?

    If not, what are you majoring in? Like? Dislike?


  2. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Was majoring in BioChemistry... got burnt out. Now doing nursing and love it. I am obviously attracted to the medical part of it (biosciences and A&P) but I also enjoy the psychology of it.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Undergrad: Mechanical Engineering

    Grad Degree (about to start): Atmospheric Science
  4. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    Accounting major and I enjoy it. I'll be moving on to a Master's degree in accounting (likely with tax emphasis) in the next six months or so.
  5. Kenzembo1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    Youngstown, OH
    Graduated in December

    My undergraduate Bachelor's degree includes a major in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science. I'm looking into law school and some JD programs at the moment...need to take the dreaded LSAT! :eek:
  6. sauced macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    O Canada...
    I majored in computer science (graduated in 2008!)
  7. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    San Jose
    BS in Software Engineering will graduate this year.
  8. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    I was attempting a triple major in college when I went I was going for a Doctorate in education. Art, Science, and Education....wound up with an associates degree in general studies before my funding ran out and wound up with more education in Psychology and Business than anything else.
  9. partyBoy macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2009
    I started college alittle late due to me being a dumbass and only thinking about partying and girls but my major is Advertising. My goal is to finish college (half way done) and work at a fancy design agency in NYC.
  10. lag1090 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2007
  11. MacBackpacker macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Electrical Engineering. Very fun stuff and can become confusing if you loose track of an acronym or lesson.
  13. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    Started in Computer Science. Hated the programming teachers, and was a little immature at the time. I was too busy watching world premiere Def Leppard videos and Olympic hockey to go to class.

    Just went back and finished my BS in Business Admin/Finance. I went to the coolest school out there. Ask Dukebound. It's not Duke. :D

    I would like to recommend one thing though. I am not trying to be a downer here, but have you taken a look at what sports journalism prospects are like in an UP economy, much less this one? I would seriously consider a business degree as it's so generic it might get you into some opportunities that you might not have otherwise.

    I got a business degree because it's generic enough, and the finance is my hobby. Computer Science is very easily outsourced, and can be very repetitive at the early stages of a career. With every major media site taking free submissions of stories from readers, you might be facing some long odds of getting a decent paying journalism spot for a while.

    Good luck though. Enjoy your time in school, and get as robust an education as you can. It's really rare to have the chance to go back later since most people are buried under a mortgage or something, so they can't take the time to go back full time.

    I would also recommend taking an interesting class outside of your major, just to get a different viewpoint and group of students.

    Have fun!
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    Currently a CompSci major, though I might pick up a PoliSci minor or perhaps double major if I can get my act together.
  15. jtmx29 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2010
    I'm currently doing Computer Networking Technology.
  16. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    agreed I took philosophy outside my course studies as an elective for shitzngiggles
  17. kawixsiyu macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Ventura, CA
    I want to major in ether Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy or Biology. I have just been taking the standard classes until I figure out what I really want to do. Hard Choices...:D
  18. macbook yes macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2009
    Majoring in Developmental Biology and minoring in Biophysics.

    The only part I don't like is the chemistry. There are so many dang chem classes, and they are killing my GPA.
  19. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I was home schooled 100% (with no diploma or accreditation), but if I can call it a "major" it was Graphic Art & Advertising - that was my dominant study thingie.
  20. timerollson macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2005
    Marketing concentration (what's considered a major in the undergrad business school). Graduated last May. It was great.

    Took plenty of classes outside of my major. BC is notorious for their undergrad core.
  21. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007

    Love finance can't get enough. Accounting on the other hand not so much. Just doing it because it will look good to future employers :) and it was only 12 more credits for the minor.

    Graduate next spring and very excited.
  22. mbtalle thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2008
    I have a good friend who is in her first year at nursing school and she loves it. Also, my aunt was working on her masters in Biology (or something along those lines) and ultimately dropped it to go into nursing.

    I understand what you're saying with trying to find a decent paying job in journalism. I actually read a piece the other day and they were saying that since newspaper/magazine sales were at an all-time low, if the government didn't get involved and provide some sort of bailout, then industry would go under.

    With that said, I'm now trying to decide if I should go web design with a minor in english or journalism. My wife has a friend who did english with a minor in web design because everything in today's media is online, so it pays to have that extra experience.

    My wife is a PoliSci major at UMBC and she loves it. If you have a thing for politics, I'd say go for it.

    And there are tons of engineers out there. I'm surprised to see so many. I had actually thought of going software engineering, but I HATE math so I couldn't imagine doing all that Calculus and calculus-based Physics and Linear Algebra. Thinking about it makes my head spin...
  23. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Took me forever to settle into something, but I'm now double majoring in Health Promotion and Education (that's one program), and also Biology.

    Not too keen on Biology major, but I absolutely love the Health Promotion and Education major. And have found a ton of opportunity to work in the field, even as an undergrad!

  24. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Graduated in August with a CS degree. I liked it until I had my first internship. Then I realized that I'd already learned all I was going to in the classroom. The last two years were pure torture. I love my work, though, so it all worked out.

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