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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:07 PM
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What is your major?
Edited on Sat Apr-17-04 11:28 PM by LostInAnomie
Mine is Sociology (one of the most enlightening, yet useless majors ever created).

Minors: Psychology, & Criminal Justice
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:09 PM
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1. History and International relations.
I may also pursue a minor in either economics or French.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:15 PM
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2. Mine was philosophy
and my minor was religious studies.

I now work for an insurance company.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:19 PM
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3. Sociology/English
the two useless majors that are majorly useless together
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:20 PM
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4. Television Production
A small field but one that is of great importance in western society. Believe it!
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Kathleen04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:17 AM
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18. Are you still going to school..
or are you working in the field now?

I haven't started college yet, but that's going to be one of my majors..
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:26 AM
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27. math-class of '65 nt
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:20 PM
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5. PoliSci/Public Policy
word.
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:22 PM
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6. Communications
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gyopsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:23 PM
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7. Communication
PLEASE note that it is NOT a plural word. :grr: Argh! And you call yourself a comm major! :)
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:27 PM
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10. Okay
Been a long day. I was up at 7:00 furthering my career in Communication by shelving books at a library. Maybe if I get lucky I can ascend to working at the Jupiter Courier. :)
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:32 PM
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11. Mass Communication and Media Arts was mine.
Graduated.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:24 PM
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8. History
Edited on Sat Apr-17-04 11:24 PM by chair094
I want to become one of those eeeeeevul librul anti-'Murkin history teachers! :evilgrin: :bounce:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:24 PM
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9. Information Technology
I have an associates in Liberal arts.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:48 PM
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12. Your future job has been outsourced to India
Sorry. :shrug:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:40 AM
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21. That's OK
The degree is more important than the content of the degree. People tend to cross through fields. Also there is plenty of IT work left in this country. People need problems solved.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:51 PM
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13. Was Russian/German/Library Science...

...what a long strange trip it was.

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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:52 PM
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14. Oh Pshaw, it gets to be a lot more fun at the upper levels...
and really, how many professions can you name that allow you to torture students all day and get paid for it too? Remember what Weber said about teachers: "...it is the primary task of the teacher to presnt the students with inconvenient facts". Seriously, if you are planning to pursue Crim., then your major is very well chosen. Of course, it could be argued that I am a bit biased.
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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-04 11:54 PM
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15. Biology/ PoliSci double major
I know, I know, I'm going to kill myself with work, but I love this stuff.
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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:01 AM
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16. Elementary Education
I may minor in Spanish also.
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dumpster_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:16 AM
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17. computer science & english/technical writing -eom
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:13 AM
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19. English
And let me tell you I'm hating it this quarter. I have four, five page papers to do for one class and a nine page paper to do for another. Plus all the tests. All the writing has got me seriously considering another major.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:20 PM
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37. that is the beauty of sci/math majors...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:20 PM by Endangered Specie
I have not had 1 paper this semester... (dont worry, Ive had ALOT of other things: HW up the wazoo, engineering HW has to be done 'professionaly, ah yes, and I almost forgot about the Webassigns which is really bad when you have the professor who CREATED it!). </rant>
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absolutezero Donating Member (879 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:15 AM
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20. Chemistry
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:44 AM
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22. Mine was Biology
Sometimes I wish that I would have majored in something that I was a little better at or liked better since the major hasn't turned out to provide the best career path. I would have majored in English, Government, History, Anthropology, International Relations, or a double major in two of these.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:48 AM
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23. History and a poli science minor
I concentrated on modern Europe in my studies. I was thinking of academia until I met a social sciences professor the other night who's been an adjunct now for over 5 years. I'm not going to work for a PhD so I can make under $25k/ year. Now I'm thinking of going law, which was my first choice at one point.
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kitkatrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:02 AM
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24. Biology.
I :loveya: science. Except chemisty. And physics. :(
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:05 AM
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25. Molecular Biology
That was a few years back now!
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 AM
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26. English & Poly Sci
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:37 AM
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28. Math/Physics undergrad; CompSci grad.
:shrug:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:59 AM
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29. I majored in psychology. We are a dime a dozen
I minored in theatre and literature. :shrug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:19 PM
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33. Rhi Ive considered minoring in psych
I love psych so far.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 01:26 AM
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43. It's a good option
The only thing is that my Dad expected that I would follow this with medical school and become a psychiatrist, a step I just wasn't willing to take. But it is a great major. I recommend it highly; you learn a lot. :D
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:08 AM
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30. Economics.... and Biology

I have a degree in Economics (back when I was a right winger) and have since gone back to school to attain my BS in Biology before pursuing graduate work in the same with a track on population genetics.

Right now I do financial and data analysis for a company in Northern Va while working with endangered animals through the zoo and am waiting on a potential research opportunity to work with Cheetah's studying reproduction and genetics.

I have dedicated my life to my family but also to my calling to help the animal kingdom any way I can. The only frustrating thing about it now is I really am not where I can do a lot yet, but the passion drives me to work, then go to school, study, work with animals on my day off and then do it all over again.


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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 11:18 AM
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31. I was an English major.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 11:19 AM by southpaw
On the last day of classes before graduation,I and all the other liberal arts majors at Auburn University were required to attend a three hour seminar where we were taught to say "would you like fries with that?" as if we really cared!
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:19 PM
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32. Studio Art
emphasis on Graphic Design. I will also be taking a minor in history.
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cedahlia Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:34 PM
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34. Humanities
Yes, it sounds useless, but it's a good major for my chosen career field, which is library science. I'm off to library school for my MLS once I get my Bachelor's...hopefully about a year and a half from now! I'll tell ya, school is really kicking my ass...I enjoy learning very much, and the subject matter of my classes is very interesting, but I'm hating not having much of a life outside of cyberspace. (I take my classes online, so I am married to the computer even more so than the average student.) It really sucks sometimes...okay, a lot of the time. The mounds of writing never end, and group projects suck!!! Baaaaaaaaah!!

(OK, end of my little rant...I'm wasting precious time when I need to be doing schoolwork!) :crazy:
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Waverley_Hills_Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:15 PM
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35. Architecture...minor:
urban and regional geogrpahy.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:17 PM
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36. Civil Engineering...
with Structures concectration and a minor in physics

(First year sophmore).
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:20 PM
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38. English/Classical Languages ... 10 years ago!
Now I'm getting an advanced degree in Educational Administration.

When my dad saw my first semester sophomore grade report he actually said, "'Greek and Roman Comedy'? What are you going to do with that?" :)
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:27 PM
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39. C
C-major is the mother key.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:28 PM
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40. mad science
with a minor in chemistry.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:38 PM
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41. "Sexual techniques, how to achieve them without laughing."
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:39 PM by Zinfandel
I'm in the advance stages of my six year course...
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betty_booop Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:11 PM
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42. Architecture
only one year left!
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neverborn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 01:41 AM
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44. Not in college yet -- next year it will be PoliSci... and minor...
Sociology or Public Administration
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 01:49 AM
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45. Economics - with accounting track
Edited on Mon Apr-19-04 01:49 AM by mvd
I have been much more focused on computers since college, however.
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 02:00 AM
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46. I majored in econ..
Did the Teach for America thing afterwards. I didn't plan on so much math. I need to go back and get a masters. We just have to see how the Canada thing works out :)
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 04:17 AM
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47. I could tell by your screen name that ...
you are a sociology major.

"Anomie" comes straight out of Durkheim.

I was a soc major, too. But I don't find it useless at all, as I'm working in journalism.
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