What was your major in college?

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  1. br.avery macrumors regular

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    What was your major in college and if you could go back, would you change your major and if so, what would you change it to?
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Finance and Accounting. Hasn't been helpful as of yet-still can't find a job :cool:
     
  3. wdaleherring macrumors member

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    Healthcare Administration.

    I'm only 21 so as of now I only have my Business AA but the Bach is in the works. ;)
     
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  5. br.avery thread starter macrumors regular

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    How long has it been since you've graduated?
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Just this last May, but I have been applying for jobs since at least April and nothing as of now.

    If i were to go back I would get an Information System minor. Those are the hot jobs
     
  7. timerollson macrumors 65816

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    Marketing.

    I work in finance now.

    I wouldn't change my major. If anything, my ideal career combines what I do now with a bit of branding/marketing. I honestly like both.
     
  8. Shrink macrumors G3

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    College Major - Psychology

    Graduate School - Clinical Psychology

    No, I wouldn't change it if I could go back.

    Graduated college 1967

    Graduated Grad School 1978 (Took some time off, and took forever to finish my Doctoral Dissertation.)

    And, yes, I am horrendously ******g old :eek:
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Major: Computer science with a focus in game development.

    Would I change it if I could? Surprisingly yes. Although I love making games as a hobby I simply have more fun with 3D modeling, compositing, etc and thing I would enjoy working in the special effects industry more.
     
  10. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    My major is currently Manufacturing Engineering...

    Would never change it and too deep into it now, but the jobs around here that this applies for really suck as for what they work on(big powdered metal presses). I would rather be doing prototype work, medical or something like design instead of working on the big press pieces.
     
  11. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    HBA in music and a bachelor of education, concurrently. Going into my 4th or 5 years.

    If I could go back, I'd still stick with this. Also wouldn't mind studying computer science.
     
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Journalism, Mass Communication and Film Studies with a minor in Political Science. Had a job in my field my freshmen year and it just got better from there.
     
  13. aaronchow macrumors regular

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    I major in Psychology, but I am stuck working as a Bookkeeper ever since my first job. LOL
     
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    Double majored in chemical engineering and chemistry from the University of Minnesota (consistently top 3 chemE with Berkeley/MIT).

    I wouldn't change it now that it's over, but my one gripe is that the locations for chemE jobs are more often than not in the utter armpits of all possible places to be.
     
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    4JNA macrumors 68000

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    which time?!?

    several attempts. keep getting interrupted by life, good job offers, military, etc. i was working towards and EE degree, but got an offer to work on medical imaging equipment (CT, MRI). my billable rate was $280 p/hour. weekends and holidays were much more. hard to care about books other that repair manuals at that point... :D

    hoping the next go at the community college followed by distance classes to finish at the U is the last go. got to get done before my kids do.

    still don't know what that course of study might be though... :eek:

    EDIT: just pulled 8 different transcripts out of the filling cabinet. sad, very (lots of fees) sad.
     
  17. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502

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    Chem Rules Everything Around Me

    C.R.E.A.M.

    Fara-Faraday y'all!
     
  18. skittles90623 macrumors regular

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    English Literature

    If you want to read some good books and hone your critical thinking skills, English Literature is one of many good ways to go. But honestly, I think all majors in college will help you in the critical thinking department. I guess a major is to channel that into a topic which interests you. If I have to say one thing though, the major you choose in college doesn't dictate what you're going to do afterwards. That's up to you! :)
     
  19. ForeverG5 macrumors newbie

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    I major in Broadcasting which is basically video journalism these days :)
     
  20. avflinsch macrumors member

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    Sounds familiar -

    Started in EE, mathematics, history, business admin, then CS before finally quitting 23 years ago to follow a career. A total of 5 majors, 9 years, 4 different schools.

    I eventually ended up working for a major university, and decided to go back about 4 years ago.

    Currently in a race to finish before my daughter does -- different school within same university. Me Info Tech & History - her Marine Sciences.
     
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  22. prodavid macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently studying Computer Engineering w/ Business Management
     
  23. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Major: Intercourse 101
    Change: Intercourse 201

    And because of that I did not do as well as I should have in college. My real major was History and a minor in Russian. I wouldn't change a thing.
     

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