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What's your MAJOR??

Posted: Dec 9th, '05, 23:56
by xKiMix
After going to one of the post, i thought of this thread idea. Also, i need some ideas on what major i should take, i keep on switching from medical to computer to undecided. So please grace me with what major you are taking or will be taking or took. and if its not too much to ask a little description of it as well if its not that well known. Onegai?! :-)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 00:45
by archs13
im gonna take nursing as major he he... typical filipino major ha ha!!! its not really what i wanna do but i figured that i can travel someday to some countries besides US that need nurses so yeah...

besides nursing.. i want to do an automechanic or a computer major... but i dont think im gonna do those though :-(

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 00:48
by dochira
I took Computer Science in both undergrad and grad school.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 00:49
by xKiMix
archs13 wrote:im gonna take nursing as major he he... typical filipino major ha ha!!! its not really what i wanna do but i figured that i can travel someday to some countries besides US that need nurses so yeah...

besides nursing.. i want to do an automechanic or a computer major... but i dont think im gonna do those though :-(
:lol That was my first major too, but I don't really want to do it either :-(

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 00:51
by pokute
I was an art major and dropped out after 3 years... then I was an engineering major and dropped out after 3 more years... since then I have worked as an engineer of one kind or another, mostly at universities ;^)

Getting a degree is better than not getting one, but it doesn't matter a whole lot what you get it in, as long as you don't get it in law. Given any sort of degree you can pick and choose some range of jobs, whereas without a degree you will spend about twice as long as it would have taken to get the degree to get a proper job.

Currently I am paid to hack Linux by Caltech, which is a pretty good job ;^)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 00:56
by milleu87
hurm i am chem eng major. it's fun i supposed. i kinda like it

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 01:02
by archs13
xKiMix wrote:
archs13 wrote:im gonna take nursing as major he he... typical filipino major ha ha!!! its not really what i wanna do but i figured that i can travel someday to some countries besides US that need nurses so yeah...

besides nursing.. i want to do an automechanic or a computer major... but i dont think im gonna do those though :-(
:lol That was my first major too, but I don't really want to do it either :-(
ha ha yeah... i think im just gonna do it cause it's good money and id travel to like some countries in asia or somewhere else and just show my nursing degree and prolly id get a job again... could be wrong though he he..

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 01:02
by nytifagurl
ah.. im a chemical engineering & management science major >_< decided to add the management sci major because i realized that i kinda sorta hate chemE... -_-;;

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 01:07
by Childhoodless
Film Studies. It's not as cracked up as it sounds. You're almost guaranteed to not have a job or enough money for about 10 years.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 02:43
by neonkinpatsu
pokute wrote:Getting a degree is better than not getting one, but it doesn't matter a whole lot what you get it in, as long as you don't get it in law. Given any sort of degree you can pick and choose some range of jobs, whereas without a degree you will spend about twice as long as it would have taken to get the degree to get a proper job.
Yeah, that's what they say nowadays. Here it seems like a B.A. is like a high school diploma was 5-10 years ago >_< Many receptionist jobs now require a B.A. in something...lol.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:18
by kkcream
Hehe, this is when I can tell that d-addicts is an Asian oriented forum ... there are so many computer/engineering majors!

I will be majoring in biomedical engineering, which is a combination of subjects like tissue engineering and bio-technology.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:21
by cereza
I'm doing a specialist in economics, minor in math and east asian language (japanese) at the moment

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:24
by aya
kkcream wrote:Hehe, this is when I can tell that d-addicts is an Asian oriented forum ... there are so many computer/engineering majors!

I will be majoring in biomedical engineering, which is a combination of subjects like tissue engineering and bio-technology.
Wow that sounds tough...

I'm an Early-Education and English Lit. major. In order to become a teacher in the U.S. you have to have a double major.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:25
by EMTQueen
Psychology major here. Six more classes and that bachelor's is mine.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:28
by kookieazn
right now i am just a pharmacy tech. but am planning to go back for my doctor of pharmacy degree. wish me luck :salut:

Re: What's your MAJOR??

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:36
by mizune
xKiMix wrote:Also, i need some ideas on what major i should take, i keep on switching from medical to computer to undecided.
Ever consider medical or bioinformatics? There's usually a lot of data mining and statistics trying to establish patterns among seemingly unrelated data a la group threory and stuff.

If you want to do something in the medical industry, electrical engineering is actually not a bad path. Medical imaging in particular (e.g. CT, MRI, ultrasound) are very heavily algorithm based, and programming skills can be useful. For medical devices, electrical engineering can be useful for any number of devices, ranging from support and diagnostic equipment to actual therapeutic devices (e.g. pacemakers, neural treatments for epilepsy, neurostimulation therapies, etc...)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:37
by flynvballer
architectural and building engineering

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:41
by evosantin
I'm taking Finance here, though Japan may not be the best place to study social sciences.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 03:44
by Kakashi-sensei
Don't think my major would help.
I did majored in Information Technology in Computer Science. :-(

Re: What's your MAJOR??

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 04:25
by xKiMix
mizune wrote:
xKiMix wrote:Also, i need some ideas on what major i should take, i keep on switching from medical to computer to undecided.
Ever consider medical or bioinformatics? There's usually a lot of data mining and statistics trying to establish patterns among seemingly unrelated data a la group threory and stuff.

If you want to do something in the medical industry, electrical engineering is actually not a bad path. Medical imaging in particular (e.g. CT, MRI, ultrasound) are very heavily algorithm based, and programming skills can be useful. For medical devices, electrical engineering can be useful for any number of devices, ranging from support and diagnostic equipment to actual therapeutic devices (e.g. pacemakers, neural treatments for epilepsy, neurostimulation therapies, etc...)
hmmm this is a good idea, actually i'm quite interested. Thank you too everyone who has posted!! You guys are truly helping me out, I've been stressed about this issue for quite a while, and now i'm slowly starting to see what path i should take. Thank you sooo Much!!!!!!!! :D

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 04:31
by alexb7
cereza wrote:I'm doing a specialist in economics, minor in math and east asian language (japanese) at the moment
I'm doing econ too. Which part in Canada are you from? :cheers:

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 04:45
by suzibunny82
I have 1 more course to go to completing my Computer Science -- Software Engineering degree and currently working as a programmer :) I noticed that very few girls become programmers, not sure why..its fun

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 04:51
by neonkinpatsu
EMTQueen wrote:Psychology major here. Six more classes and that bachelor's is mine.
LOL, there's no money in this field, I wish I hadn't gone through w/ that major. Now I'm stuck nearly penniless and dealing w/ whacks all day XD I like the work but I feel we deserve at least double the salary....

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 04:59
by mizune
^ Yeah, a friend of mine got her MS in it too, but still wasn't satisfied... Low pay and huge case loads of ppl who really wouldn't lift a finger to help themselves... Now she owns a restaurant... ^_^;;;;

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 05:09
by Felguard
Don't know =/. Still lost..

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 05:15
by twenty197
First, you have to consider what you would like to prioritize - financial gain or your interest? Then check out the local market for the next couple of years. Ask around what would be in demand for the following years. You are only 18 right? so be sure to think about this thing and listen to other people's advise but be sure to follow your gut feeling or instinct.
It took me around 12 years to finish college...no kidding. I studied 3 majors, I shifted and cannot decide on what to do. Made my decisions based on other people's comments and suggestions and not of my own. My first course was Masscomm at UP then shifted to Tourism then took up Education units. I stopped school 2 to 3 times but kept coming back cuz I wanted to finish college cuz we Filipinos stressed the importance of having a diploma. Now that I look back on it - no regrets but it wasn't great either. Lets just say that I would not let my son do the same thing or "mistakes" I did.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 05:24
by Hitsugaya Toushirou
Nursing Major here. Switched out from Computer Science a year and a half ago.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 05:32
by Lipsofpoison
I am currently working on my Geophysics degree. I dont know whether I want to go towards Seismology (earthquake studies) or Volcanology (volcano studies) yet, but I enjoy both equally and I will have graduate school to make the final decision.

Just take your time and think over what you do. It's a tough decision that you will have to stick with. Make a list of pro's and con's and then take into consideration what you desire most. I have known that I wanted to be a geologist ever since grade school and I know it is definately where I want to go with my life. Just make sure you will have no regrets and good luck with whatever path you choose.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 05:34
by ddrimike
Finance here :) gonna be a big CFO :) then I can have situations like in the dramas :)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 06:01
by mizune
kkcream wrote: I will be majoring in biomedical engineering, which is a combination of subjects like tissue engineering and bio-technology.
I forgot to mention that you should be extra careful when picking out schools b/c a lot of the curriculums out ther are still relatively young and can be somewhat in flux. There are also subtle differences in what schools will call their programs (e.g. bioengineering vs. biomedical engineering vs. biomechanical engineering) and schools may skew slightly in favor of a particular engineering discipline based on the history of the department's conception. Most of the older biomedical engineering schools that I know of kind of sprouted off of electrical engineering, so much of their curriculums tend to lean towards work that benefit diagnostics technology (unless they have revamped something that I'm not aware of, which is very possible). I think Bioengineering curriculums are trying to be more focused towards cell and tissue systems from a more fundamental biological/chemical point of view.

Anyhow, my point is that you'll need to really look at what they are doing, and not just what they call it...

Do you have an idea of what you want to do in terms of a job? Research? Applications/medical devices?

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 06:37
by Sadden_One
last year in mechanical engineering, and i'll prolly take another semester if needed

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 06:58
by jdmitus
I'm majoring in Graphic Design. I really enjoy being creative with work.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 07:46
by xKiMix
mizune wrote: Do you have an idea of what you want to do in terms of a job? Research? Applications/medical devices?
At this moment i'm sort of leaning towards application/medical devices. Although if ever i do persure this major and see how i like it i might also do research. Right now i'm actually researching online regarding schools that offer this major, as well as information about it. Thanks again to all of you!! :D Please continue to give me ideas since this isnt final yet. :-)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 08:40
by EMTQueen
neonkinpatsu wrote:
EMTQueen wrote:Psychology major here. Six more classes and that bachelor's is mine.
LOL, there's no money in this field, I wish I hadn't gone through w/ that major. Now I'm stuck nearly penniless and dealing w/ whacks all day XD I like the work but I feel we deserve at least double the salary....

Yeah, I don't even know if I want to continue with psychology after undergrad studies. I'm seriously considering running my own bakery and being a writer. That's what I really want to do now.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 08:48
by xKiMix
EMTQueen wrote:
neonkinpatsu wrote:
EMTQueen wrote:Psychology major here. Six more classes and that bachelor's is mine.
LOL, there's no money in this field, I wish I hadn't gone through w/ that major. Now I'm stuck nearly penniless and dealing w/ whacks all day XD I like the work but I feel we deserve at least double the salary....

Yeah, I don't even know if I want to continue with psychology after undergrad studies. I'm seriously considering running my own bakery and being a writer. That's what I really want to do now.
Hmmm...I would have thought Psychology would make alot of money, but i guess i'm wrong. Running your own bakery and being a writer would be great! at least its something you want to do. Right now i'm trying to make a decision that is fulfilling as well as financially rewarding :|

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 13:50
by Karo
... hmm.. I didn't know what to do too... ^^
So I looked through the stuff that was available... and took the one that was most interesting. So now my major is ancient orientalistics... ^^
It's fun.. hahaha... ^^

Hopefully you'll find something that you like to do... ^-^

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 14:38
by Corona
I'm doing Art and Technology, it mostly involves Media and media engineering but also involves moviemaking and sounddesign.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 14:55
by NaTsUmE_MaYa
i just attended my graduation ceremony last monday in bachelor of economics majoring in international trade and finance.. :thumleft:

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 15:22
by Kathleen
I'm a media studies major which can be very interesting but you have to do a lot of crap too, such as studies about Dogma movies (which I absolutely dislike) and watching boring western movies that are like 50 years old and discuss them over and over and OVER again (over weeks or even months). All in all it can be very boring as you rarely do anything that's really useful or helping others or anything.

My minors are computer science and economics. Both cool even though there's quite a lot of maths.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 15:49
by acidkung
Childhoodless wrote:Film Studies. It's not as cracked up as it sounds. You're almost guaranteed to not have a job or enough money for about 10 years.
yep. that's true :roll i'm a junior in faculty of communication arts majoring film and photography. i'm try to figure out what can i do after graduate since it's hard to find a job on this area.

but it's very fun. i really like studying on it (not much study though :P )

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 15:51
by wbadger
Economics and Asian Studies double major. I graduate next Spring, three years for me. I think I'd kill myself if I had to stay any longer ^^;;

I recommend doing an internship. You could see what the job is actually like and it would help a lot in getting a job later on.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 15:57
by pockiiee
I majoured in Education studies(language specialization) and English literature and did a B. Ed. in Teaching English to speakers of other Languages -
quite different from a lot of the others on here but I love my job, I can live anywhere.

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 16:06
by kwon
My major is Law & Economics, totally different from everyone else's major here... Does this mean I will certainly get a job in my section haha...

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 16:11
by gsr_raver
I'm a Double Major:

Computer Science and Computer Information System

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 18:27
by apinseattle
Business Administration

I am suprised to see so many Economics type majors!

Of course I do have a minor in Computer & Software Systems :)

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 19:14
by Mattman
International Business Administration

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 19:28
by sin
Im a fourth year senior bout to finish with a BS in Human Biology.. F**kin sux!

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 19:35
by ichaBuNni
computer science. i hate it. and i'm like one of the five girls in there

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 19:37
by cees
iam planning 2 study 'International Business Administration' coz i think its the easiest thing 2 study and asures u 2 have a good job with a good salary

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 19:45
by archaicknite
I'm a 2nd year chemistry major but I'm planning to switch over to Bio. Too lazy to do the chemistry major on top of prereqs to health schools. Prereqs end up covering most of the bio major so it works out nicely. Also, I want to pick up a minor in either management or history but my GPA isn't looking too competitive for a pharmacy school or another health school so.. :scratch:

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 20:53
by angelemei
Got a B.S. in biology...
Now in majoring in medicine--currently in the middle of my 3rd year of medical school... :sweat:

My suggestion is:
If you want to make lots and manage lots of money... go into business/finance
If you like hands-on work with materials and enjoy knowing about why and how inanimate objects work.... go into engineering
If you like to have summers off and still have a fulfilling/challenging job of being the educational building block of society... be a teacher/professor.
If you like learning, discovering and creating new things and ideas and are not afraid of the unexplored frontiers go into something with a research emphasis.
If you like to be argumentative and always believe and debate that your opinion is right, maybe consider a career as a lawyer or politician.
If you are interested in being someone responsible for and who cares about the day-to-day healthy well-being of other people, then go into healthcare (lots of different career options here, so you can choose any that would fit your lifestyle and personality the best).

Good luck!

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 21:59
by xKiMix
:notworthy: :notworthy: Thank You all so much again and again. You all are trully helping me out right now. And wow alot of people here are taking econ and media majors. I still trying to sort out my opinions, hopefully before the spring sem starts, i have a major that i am confident in. Still choosing between money and personal interest, hopefully i can get both! :|

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 22:07
by hmm_yeh
Majoring in complete opposite subjects... Nursing and Accounting

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 22:16
by Cartoon Oni
Two finals, and I'll be done (finally...) with my Humanities degree. I went from entomology (forensic...and should have stuck with) for one year, to criminology for one year, to fine art (graphic design?!? should have chosen illustration) for 3 years, to the major that would accept what I was left with. Oh yeah, my Japanese minor was sucked into my major...bummer. Oh well. I'll be done with school...until I stupidly enroll in graduate school (hopefully in the far future).
Yeah, obviously I have a lot of pride in my choice...ehheh... :whistling:
But, yay! I'm graduating!!! :w00t:

Posted: Dec 10th, '05, 23:56
by gsr_raver
apinseattle wrote:Business Administration

I am suprised to see so many Economics type majors!

Of course I do have a minor in Computer & Software Systems :)
hey i minor in Business Adminstration! we are like Inverse of each other! :P

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 00:08
by jaeterius
Business Administration with a minor in Psychology.

On a side note, I despise Economics :glare:

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 00:25
by Hika.chan
My major is German and Geographic. It`s fun so I gonna continue. :lol

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 00:25
by groink
I've already done the school thing. My degrees are:

B.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Education Technology
M.S. in Electrical Engineering

I also have dozens of information technology related certifications, including CCIE, MSCE, etc. As for money management, as Joe Walsh would say, "I have accountants who pay for it all."

--- groink

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 00:27
by Kathleen
xKiMix wrote:Thank You all so much again and again. You all are trully helping me out right now. And wow alot of people here are taking econ and media majors. I still trying to sort out my opinions, hopefully before the spring sem starts, i have a major that i am confident in. Still choosing between money and personal interest, hopefully i can get both!
As I already wrote in an earlier post my major is media studies and my minors are computer science and economics. I think I made a quite good choice as it combines the fun work (in my major) with the useful stuff (especially economics, but of course computer science too).
Also media science has a wide field of options. You can lay your main focus on journalistic studies, film studies, design, sound production and all kinds of other stuff. If you're not satisfied with the one you can change to another easily without starting all over again. It's really useful for me as I'm often a rather indecisive person. :roll

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 09:49
by aibakaneko
I plan to be Graphic Designer.

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 12:27
by redsea
cees wrote:iam planning 2 study 'International Business Administration' coz i think its the easiest thing 2 study and asures u 2 have a good job with a good salary
ayyy, Darling, wake up!!!! It's not wat it seems. Lot of people jobless out there. Everyone want to be the Boss, then who will be your employee then :-) Nothing sure you will have good job and good salary. Believe me, my major is management and minor is marketing and I want to do my business as a consultant. But I sitll wonder what I can really do after graduate which is soon. What you are studying in school now is so vague.

Think of what you really really want to do, have inspiration and enthusiastic for what you are studying. It will keep you alive during the long years of studying. It's a pity because I want to follow art major...but you know...You not always get wat you want.

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 12:39
by Mattman
Actually, I think IBA is just a bunch of bull. It's a very basic bachelor, and your salary and job will pretty much depend on what you do next to it. I think IBA is nice for a bachelor, but i think i'll continue with Project Management after this

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 13:20
by pinkapple
next year is my last year of high school,i still dont noe wat i want to do when i finnish school.>___________________<"
im intrested in doing a course in fashion design but then my parents says it stupid,
you wont make much money and that i will never be able to find a job doing this course.
so im stuck. any advice anyone? should i do a course in which my parents wants me to do?

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 13:49
by redsea
pinkapple wrote:next year is my last year of high school,i still dont noe wat i want to do when i finnish school.>___________________<"
im intrested in doing a course in fashion design but then my parents says it stupid,
you wont make much money and that i will never be able to find a job doing this course.
so im stuck. any advice anyone? should i do a course in which my parents wants me to do?
I know how you feel. I had the same situation when I want to follow art. Well, when you want to do something, it's good that you have the love for it. But don't forget your capability. Reality is tough !....that's all I can say ....

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 14:03
by myuu321
Doing my PhD in Computer Visual Effect & CG :-)

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 14:06
by theloststarling
BA in History with a concentration on Eastern Asian History. Hopefully will continue on to grad school!!

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 14:15
by pinkapple
yerh fashion design is very hard to get into, its very competitive.
" reality is tough.." hrms...i finally relised how hard life is.
im quite sure now that i wont choose this course when i finnish school, i do it as a hobby instead. thanks redsea.
i post some of my fashion drawings one day and you can tell me wat u think. ^________________^"

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 14:24
by redsea
@pinkapple: sure, It's my pleasure. Pls post them when you're ready :) Im looking forward to seeing them.

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 18:36
by akagi
next year will be my last year of undergrad....damn, time flies fast...i'm in biopharmaceutical, medicinal chem...hope i can make it to med school....very competitive program tho...^_^

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 19:16
by gsr_raver
ichaBuNni wrote:computer science. i hate it. and i'm like one of the five girls in there
HAHAHAHA, ATLEAST there are Girls in there, I haven't seem any girls in my class ever since i took Computer Science 1(because they need for Math Major). Computer Science 2 and UP, there are only guys and AZN people(mostly India)!!!!! IT sucks, because i can't mack on girls!!!!!! :cussing: I wish i was taking with you girls!!! ahahhah

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 21:46
by baggypantgpa
Major is Business Administration: Emphasis on Information and Decision Systems... Calculus class is holding me back.

Minor: Planning to at least minor in Japanese, will probably double major in it though since the major is just a few more classes :D

San Diego State University is the best!

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 21:56
by xKiMix
pinkapple wrote:next year is my last year of high school,i still dont noe wat i want to do when i finnish school.>___________________<"
im intrested in doing a course in fashion design but then my parents says it stupid,
you wont make much money and that i will never be able to find a job doing this course.
so im stuck. any advice anyone? should i do a course in which my parents wants me to do?
I know what you mean. I'm really into computers and i wanted to take computer science and engineering, but my parents want me to be a nurse. I fought for my side, and now they will allow me to choose any major i want, except that now i became even more confused since they will support me in which ever path i choose except that they said in computer science i wont get as far as i dreamt i would :-(

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 22:32
by pinkapple
xKiMix wrote: I know what you mean. I'm really into computers and i wanted to take computer science and engineering, but my parents want me to be a nurse. I fought for my side, and now they will allow me to choose any major i want, except that now i became even more confused since they will support me in which ever path i choose except that they said in computer science i wont get as far as i dreamt i would :-(
yerh, we're both in the same situation, worried that the course/ major we choose isnt gonna get us as far.
but hey! its good that you fought for wat you wanted and its good that ur parents allowed you to choose any major.
i think that if you really enjoy computer science then you should go for it, go kim!~

Posted: Dec 11th, '05, 23:00
by baggypantgpa
With a Computer Science major you can still be really successful! There's a lot of hot jobs out there. Maybe if you can get into information security or database administration. You can make a lot of money with a degree in Computer Science. Computers are always going to be around, so best of luck to you!

Posted: Dec 12th, '05, 02:53
by Nyanko
my major is cell biol and genetics.
I wish i majored in nutrition...