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21 / F / The Flying Pussyf...
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Posted 6/11/14
so i was wondering what people on here think would be a good major to major in college and get a degree with. I am thinking about being a comunication major, right now im undeclared. I am also curious about journalism, and what they do. So what are CR people majoring in right now or planning to major in?
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17 / M / Salt Lake City, Utah
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I'm planning to major in Computer Science and Physics, and possibly a minor in Art, if I'm ambitious enough and have enough time I guess.
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30 / M / Atlanta
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Posted 6/11/14
Do something that actually has a good return on investment. I see communication major and generally think "didn't know what they wanted to do in college".

Business
Math
Engineering
Physics
Computer Science (debatable since you can teach yourself everything you'd need to know without this and the degree is obsolete by the time you complete it).

Too many people have gone to college, taken on lots of debt, and then gotten majors that will make it quite hard to ever pay back their debt. If you want to write/get into journalism chances are you can make that happen without having a degree (plenty have done it at a nationally syndicated level).
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30 / M / Central KY.
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I'm an actual 5th Year Medical student on My way to an eventual MD in Psychiatry. In 2015, I'll be starting My Residency. I absolutely CANNOT wait for that Day to get here. <3
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Posted 6/11/14 , edited 6/11/14
Psychology for me, with Biology as a minor. In addition, I'm taking Pre-Med courses so after I get my Bachelors, it's med school.

I do not recommend you become a doctor. Lots o' math.
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Posted 6/11/14 , edited 6/11/14
Majored in Mechanical Engineering, got my English teaching certification later on and now can work anywhere in the world and now live happily abroad. Money is one thing, but what makes you happy is perhaps the most important. Since your sig says your from the US, whatever you do, DO NOT take on more than 30k in debt, I have seen too many people stuck living with their parents well into their 30s because they are stuck in dead-end jobs and are buried in debt. Look for scholarships, community college, summer courses, etc.

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25 / M / NYC Metro Area
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Posted 6/11/14
Just a warning on the Doctor route, I once dated a doctor, the girl was married to her job. It is a well respected, high paying career choice, but if you do go down that path it has to be the most important thing in the world for you. Your entire life will revolve around work, school, conferences, clinics, etc. Someone has to do it, but it requires countless sacrifices to make it work.
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Yo! I am a nursing student at my university. I knew what I wanted to major in college during junior year of high school after Googling what job had the most demand, and chose the first thing that came up. If you don't know what to major in in college, then that's ok because there will be A LOT of people like you who are also undecided. Feel around during your freshman year and go for whatever peaks your interest, but be realistic about what you major in and make sure that there is an occupational demand for it of some sorts.
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25 / M / NYC Metro Area
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Posted 6/11/14
You do have some leeway Freshman year. Many of the so called "core classes" are the same. I second Chopsuey's post.
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Posted 6/11/14
I majored in English Literature and Writing. All I have to say is if you love to read and write, DON'T do what I did. Major in something else entirely. That's if you don't want your passions to be ripped to shreds in front of your very eyes.
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Posted 6/11/14 , edited 6/12/14
I plan on majoring in architecture and interior designing at PSU~(Portland State University) for the next four years. And minor in Marketing ~(business administration) and physical education.
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Posted 6/11/14
well to be honest only 20-30% of people actually get jobs in their field of study. So i suggest majoring something that you're interested in , but also something that you can help you gain skills for the general workforce.
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22 / M / Honnouji academy
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Posted 6/11/14
I think it should be something you love doing rather than a trivial choice like picking food at the supermarket.
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20 / F / Australia
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Posted 6/11/14
I do have to say if you're interested in fields such as art/communications/journalism (generally the fields in which creativity and skill is required and may not be something that everyone can learn unlike other fields) is that you really have to be passionate. It is not guaranteed you'll find a job, it's not guaranteed you'll have a steady income (especially as a writer) but if you love it, then go for it. You have all the time in the world to make mistakes and learn. If you don't like it, you can transfer and do something else. There's no rush. It might be worth checking out small courses (outside of University) that go for a few weeks or a month in which you can try your hand at several different areas and learn more about the processes in which you'll be undertaking.

As for me, I deferred my placement for University from 2014 to 2015, so I'm starting next year as opposed to this year like I was originally meant to. I'll be studying a Bachelor of Media, majoring in Journalism.
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