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Meyeke 
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We all have lives outside of this site and a big part of mine is University. I study Forensic Anthropology and I used to study theatre before this.

I switched to Forensic Anthropology because its absolutely fascinating, every new set of bones I look at I get a new story to discover from their bones. I love that. I also get to look at anthropology which is amazing because I learn so many interesting facts and it makes me so much more cultured than I would normally be!

I still miss theatre. I participate in our plays here even though I'm not a major.

What about you? Do you love it?
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I am studying Narrative Illustration. I would love to illustrate children's books. I am considering taking more English and writing classes so that I could eventually write and illustrate my own stories.
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I'm no longer in college and my major was Journalism.
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Business Finance with a degree in Computer Science because it fascinates me to see how human resource shifts around technology.
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Oh, thought this said job

Depends on whether or not I have time to go to MIT and study for a while, majoring in Engineering here at WP regardless
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i majored in microbiology and immunology at university. it was interesting because i get to learn about so many microorganisms and their pathogenicity and benefits to humans and other organisms.

In the major, it's not just microorganisms i learnt about, we have to do subjects like Molecular Biology, biochemistry and genetics... So I got a lot of exposure to many different scientific information. I was able to process that into a big picture and I've grown to appreciate my own body and what it can do; for example the memory cells in our immune system had memorized millions of antigen by the time we reach adulthood. Pretty interesting, right?

These cells have no brains of their own, yet they're able to do so much for us as a human being. You've got to give credits to viruses as well, they're able to kill so many humans at different time periods; smallpox, HIV and SARS. (And we're supposed to be at the top of the food chain, it's ironic isn't it?)


I've also minored in English literature. A minor is like the electives you can do in a science degree, you have to do at least 6 subjects in the whole degree to be considered a minor.

I really loved it. The lecturers really knew what they were saying. And idk, I loved discussing ideas in literature. Especially talking about Wordsworth, Walt Whitman and Shakespeare. So interesting.




I love science, fine art and literature, one of my lecturer called me a Renaissance man.


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I am currently majoring in Computer Science.

I absolutely love programming, so I am majoring in it. The idea that I could get paid for writing software is similar to the idea of getting paid for playing video games or watching anime to me. It is what I do in my free time (other than anime/VN/LN) for fun.
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Forensic anthropology is interesting.

I'm going for a degree in Business Administration (boring, I know) because I don't know what I want to do yet, and a business degree can be applied almost anywhere.

All the things I really love learning about, like history, literature, and classical studies, would only get me into teaching and I really dislike working with others.

The only thing I'm seriously considering is writing novels and screenplays, though I would never major in creative writing or go to film school. I need a degree under my belt that I can use as a back-up, in case becoming an author doesn't work out.
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I majored in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry. I went in majoring in entomology but switched out in my second year. Too many stupid science and math classes needed. I can handle things like psychology, biology, sociology but hard sciences like chemistry and physics....no.

I read and studied about insects fervently since I was 4 or 5 years old so I could handle myself in any entomology class or lab with minimal studying. Funny. The reason I'm a good reader and writer is that I used to read dozens of science books about insects and eventually branched out into other types of writing (particularly short horror stories and poetry, although I also had a novel now and then). I was reading 30 books every 2 weeks at the height of this madness and I enjoyed every second of it for about 8 years (I eventually got too busy in high school to continue this, although I do still read a lot compared to the average person). I read entire sections of the library dry and had to find a new one with new books. I won all the reading contests at school without even trying since I was doing it to further my own interests and not to compete. I was nominated for GATE but missed the mark by ONE POINT. Haha, I don't really regret not trying harder on that test now that I look back on it, though. I think it was just an IQ test. The cutoff was 130 and I got 129.

Anyway, entomology at the school seemed to center around biological pest control and nobody was interested in researching insect behavior for the sake of insect behavior like I was. I didn't want to just kill bugs for the rest of my life. I actually like them and appreciate their importance. I switched over to creative writing, much to the disappointment of my family.

I loved my new major. It really helped me improve my writing and open up my mind. Poetry is a great thing. I must admit that writing is now an undervalued skill that's overshadowed by the sciences but I never regretted the switch. I'm currently working on law school applications and did pretty decently on my LSAT, but I've been out of school for a year and a half so it's been tough securing letters of recommendation, seeing how 2 of my closest poetry professors retired.
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I don't really have a major. Or maybe it is a major, I have no clue. Anyway I took an EMT-B class and I'm about to start Firefighter1 and 2.
I chose this path since I've always had a hard time doing the same thing day after day after day. So I figured if I went into a career field that changes every day with every call it would all fall into place. Need to work on conversation skills but other than that things are going fine for me.
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In Biomedical Engineering for graduate school. Took Human Physiology for my undergraduate. I always loved studying about the human body, and wanted to become a MD initially, but the Biomedical Engineering field is blowing up now, and it's great bank.
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I'm currently a Chemistry major, though it's not what I would call a passion. While I do love the awareness and intuitive skills the sciences offer, I'm not the one-tracker type who excels at any math and science I'm exposed to. In fact I practically despise mathematics in and of itself. I find myself empathizing with some of the others on this thread and lean more towards the generally analytical mindset. I love analyzing the characters and themes in a story, or the subtext and allegory found in literature. I enjoy contemplation of art, philosophy, science...anything really. I don't mind writing either, though I have issues with structure and general coherence.

My issue is that I'm not particularly talented at anything. Or rather, I don't put much effort into anything I do. I know I could excel at anything with enough effort, but I've yet to find a passion. I'm rather lost, actually.

I'd say I'm majoring in lethargy. Yeah, that sounds better.
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currently majoring in computer engineering
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25 / M / Long Island
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I'm about to graduate with a B.S. in Science Technology & Society with a concentration in Psychology and Sociology. Afterwards I plan on going to graduate school to get an MSW, I chose this because I find psychology interesting and I want to be able to help people.
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I major in Computer Science. It's always been my life long dream to work for .

In a perfect world, I'll be making the next Final Fantasy and/or Kingdom Hearts. <3
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