What was your college major?

five year masters program in chemical engineering with a minor in spanish. Def should have been a spanish major, best 6 weeks of my life was "studying" abroad in spain
 
major: journalism; minor: education

I'm a news reporter for a local newspaper. I figure once I get burned out by the hectic lifestyle, I'll become a journalism advisor at a high school or college.
 

drhopz

Semi-Pro
five year masters program in chemical engineering with a minor in spanish. Def should have been a spanish major, best 6 weeks of my life was "studying" abroad in spain
I'm a biochem major right now, and all the intense engineers are in my class. Kinda scary. I'm thinking about switching my major to biology and finish the req's i need for pharmacy school.
 

WBF

Hall of Fame
Psychology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Both would require further education... So now I'm getting a M.S. in Networking, Security, and Systems Administration (concentration on the former two).
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Undergrad IS, Graduate CS.

I had jobs as a programmer/analyst and informations systems consultant before moving into software engineering.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I'd be careful of criticizing the difficulty of someone else's major. I can drop you a math problem from one of my son's math classes (CS/Math double major) if you'd like.
 

skiracer55

Hall of Fame
I got a B. A. in English...

...decided I did not want to be a college professor, and took a winter off to be a ski bum. 11 years later...just before my liver fell out...I got a Masters in Technical Writing and got into the Words 'R' Us Racket (a. k. a., "Software Technical Documentation").

However...while I was off in la-la land (we actually used to call Breckenridge "Happy Valley" back in the 70s...), I did a bunch of free lancing. I sold articles to Powder Magazine and Ski Racing, among others. I still write Goofy Stuff, just not for money. Want some samples? Here, try this:

http://www.rmmskiracing.org/snownews/SnowNews-2002Mar.pdf


http://www.rmmskiracing.org/articles/RMalm-2006-03-Goals.pdf

http://www.rmmskiracing.org/articles/RMalm-2006-03-Hotbox.pdf

http://www.rmmskiracing.org/articles/RMalm-2001-10-DayJob.pdf
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
i'm majoring in industrial engineering with a minor in business. i'm thinking of getting my MBA after i graduate but i'm not sure yet
 

Lakoste

Professional
Have I proved a point that most college tennis players do not take a "serious" major?
You do know that just because someone posted in this thread it doesn't mean they played college tennis, right?

BTW I majored in Computer Engineering with a minor in IPE. Neither of them are being put to use in my current occupation, unemployed:lol:
 
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steveq81

Rookie
Here's one for our UK friend, danielpreston:

BS in math. I teach high school math and also coach our tennis teams.

Also, BS in journalism. Spent eight years on the sports staff at a daily paper here in Wisconsin before switching to teaching math fulltime.

How's that for an odd career combo?

By the way, danielpreston, I'm also a big English football fan. I'd be lost without my Fox Soccer Channel.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
Bachelor's of Fine ARt, with two minors in graphic design.
Eyeing a Master's degree at the Chicago Institute of Art in the next 10-20 years or so.
 

tricky

Hall of Fame
How would you know what a serious major is, high school puke.
Indeed. Very condescending and naive view to look at majors as "serious" or "not." Also considering that there's a very good chance to whatever major you pick will not match the career you end up taking.
 
My major was in Criminal Justice. I worked in it for a short time right from uni, but decided I wished a different direction in life because I didn't want to keep my hair cut :)
 

Kirko

Hall of Fame
What was your college major and what did you end up doing with it?
history went to to wash out u. (wasington university in st. louis,mo) under-grad. then on to columbia u. & cornell u. I ended up a super b*****sh***t artist for a cell phone co.
 

Court_Jester

Hall of Fame
BS (Physics)
Ph.D.(Physics)
field of specialty: experimental condensed matter physics (high-Tc superconductivity) with a bit of materials science on the side
 

dima

Banned
BS (Physics)
Ph.D.(Physics)
field of specialty: experimental condensed matter physics (high-Tc superconductivity) with a bit of materials science on the side
You have a Ph.D and you have an anime icon? Lol I find that hard to believe for some reason.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
BS (Physics)
Ph.D.(Physics)
field of specialty: experimental condensed matter physics (high-Tc superconductivity) with a bit of materials science on the side
Court_Jester, when are they going to start building that space-elevator? Are the nano-tube materials & technology up-to-date-yet? I can't wait!

http://www.blog.speculist.com/archives/06_SpaceElevator.jpeg

Forget all the schooling I've done... I'll give it up all for a space elevator operator/doorman job!

What floor please? Or rather, what elevation please ... That would be 25 min!
 

Bundey

Professional
five year masters program in chemical engineering with a minor in spanish. Def should have been a spanish major, best 6 weeks of my life was "studying" abroad in spain
Hopefully you didn't study her too closely. I've gotten slapped in the face that way before. :-(
 
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