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Thoughts on CIS major? (Computer Information Systems)

Is CIS a reliable major for future careers in NY? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jul 11, 2014 - 5 answers

The deadline for re-admission is soon, but...

I still have absolutely no clue what I want to do. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban_Painter on Jun 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Best college major for addressing climate change?

What kind of skill sets does one need to be of best help to addressing climate change? It would seem like the most obvious choice is to major in environmental science. Otherwise, maybe political science to deal with legislators and capital hill? Or "who cares what you study undergrad" and go to law school?
posted by defmute on Jun 18, 2014 - 26 answers

Help Building a Gameplan For a Career In Market Research Analysis

So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to land a career in market research analysis. Below are the steps I’ve laid out for myself. Could you tell me if this is a good game plan to get where I want to go? [more inside]
posted by ggp88 on Jun 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me Meta Kenobi.

Can you reassure me that majoring in computer science and trying to find a job in technology and software as a woman isn't going to be terrible? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on May 13, 2014 - 44 answers

What Major and Career Should I Look At If I Enjoy Math?

In studying for my Behavioral Statistics final (it’s a statistics class dealing with psychology research methods) I’ve realized something. I actually kind of enjoy math. As long as I don’t have to memorize formulas (as long as they are right there as I’m going through the work) it’s actually kind of comforting and fun. In fact, every math class I’ve taken in college (I’ve taken two remedial algebras, college algebra, and regular statistics before this class) I’ve enjoyed and made an A in. I’m really struggling about what I want to major in (I’m in psychology but I don’t have it in the gas tank to get a PhD), but I know that a lot of people don’t like math. They don’t get it. I do, so I’ve got something there, right? The only problem is, I don’t know what to do with it. These are the parameters… maybe you can think of something that fits? [more inside]
posted by ggp88 on May 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Masters in comp sci?

I started my undergraduate career as a math/comp sci major, and did that for two years at two different schools (transferred to a better school after my first year). At my second school, I went through some rough emotional times, and changed my major for several reasons... [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Apr 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Is a double-major in Spanish and philosophy viable and fruitful?

Is a major in Spanish a good investment? If I buckle down and commit myself to daily study and practice (and spend one semester abroad), can I attain a decent fluency in the language? What kind of career paths could I expect? More details and questions follow. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Mar 26, 2014 - 20 answers

he doesn't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything ... or sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed...

What kinds of careers/fields of study should my music- and animal-loving STEM-student son consider? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I drop out of engineering?

Should I drop out of Engineering and change my major? I have Really bad transcript. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Oct 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Decision on Decision Science

What careers directly relate to a BS in Business Administration, Concentration in Decision Sciences? [more inside]
posted by o0o0o on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Visual Communication is close enough to Graphic Design, right?

I want to be a web designer. Am I making a big mistake trying to transfer from community college into San Francisco State's Visual Communication Design major rather than Cal State Long Beach's Art with an Option in Graphic Design or San José State's Graphic Design BFA? I currently live in southern California (Long Beach, to be specific), but want to get away. [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Majors versus minors

Is getting a minor in college worth anything? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Aug 23, 2010 - 41 answers

Give me information relating to Linguistics and Environmental Analysis as it pertains to my education.

I am a high school senior, about to go to a liberal arts college, and am wondering a few things about a few 'intended fields of study' (Linguistics, Environmental Analysis, and more?). [more inside]
posted by makethemost on May 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Write a history thesis or learn Chinese?

Should I major in history or learn Chinese? [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on May 5, 2010 - 37 answers

B.A. VS B.F.A. BS

I've come to consult the hive for advice on undergraduate majors in the arts. As of yet I'm simply a B.A. Studio Art major, but if I rearrange my schedule I could take on another major. Anyone know the merits? [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Apr 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Complete second degree years after graduation?

I graduated college a while ago with one BA in the sciences, and just short of a second major in the social sciences (like two classes short). Given current job plans, I'd really like to have that social science degree as well. How can I complete it years after graduation? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Jan 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I do neuroscience or psychology?

I want to research somatic disorders (specifically factitious disorder) or, at the very least, work as a psychologist within a medical context, what undergraduate major should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Oh hello mid-life existential, identity crisis.

20 years old. 3rd year of college. Rejected from the design program I applied to. Now what? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on May 21, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I pick a major - work I love, classes I love, or a subject I love?

How do I pick a major? Work I love, classes I love, or a subject I love? [more inside]
posted by magraak on Apr 3, 2009 - 35 answers

What you thought of your major before beginning, and what you thought afterwards

What did you expect going into your major, and what did you get? [more inside]
posted by Bleusman on Feb 19, 2009 - 42 answers

I know what I want to do, but don't know how to get there.

What major should I pursue and what college should I attend if I want to get into live sound/sound recording? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Dec 3, 2008 - 18 answers

Computer Engineering, or Linguistics? Or maybe web design... and how do I fit travel in there?

I'm having a lot of angst about whether to continue with my major, Comp Engineering, or to find something else, such as linguistics or web design. Can you give me some perspective? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Computer science? yea or nay?

Should I major in computer science? If yes, what career options are available? [more inside]
posted by frettchen on Jul 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me pick a good major to look into.

What's a good major for someone who doesn't want a desk job and loves technology? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 4, 2007 - 45 answers

Drastically Disparate Double Marjos– Can it work?

Is it foolhardy to pursue such different double majors as graphic design and neuroscience? [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on Feb 15, 2007 - 38 answers

Finance or Information Systems as a major?

Between Finance and Information Systems, which would be the more productive, proactive, desired, and usable degree? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Aug 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Can you help me help a friend to resolve his college major?

Can you help me help a friend to resolve his college major? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Jun 27, 2006 - 12 answers

What majors aren't useless?

I recently switched my major from international relations to anthropology because I'm sick of politics and don't want to deal with it anymore, let alone for a career. But wtf can I do with anthropology? I want a job that allows me to travel the world, but becoming a journal-writing academic sounds like the worst thing ever. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Apr 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Should I get a lit degree early?

I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Mar 8, 2005 - 27 answers

Where does underwater basketweaving come from?

At least since I was a kid, there's been the joke/expression "underwater basketweaving." Namely as a joke college major: "What's your major?" "Underwater basketweaving." What is the origin of this expression? Anyone know?
posted by zardoz on Jan 28, 2005 - 26 answers

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