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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

How do I market a Biology degree for non-related internships?

I'm a sophomore biology major but I want to get internships in consulting firms or pharmaceutical companies, both of which are coming to my school tomorrow for career fairs. Unfortunately, I'm a biology major which isn't necessarily the most marketable major in the world. My experience is mainly through clinical research and I held three jobs last summer but none of them are related to the internships I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ on Feb 20, 2014 - 5 answers

is retail the only prospect for me

I'm 21, live at home, and don't know what kind of career I can hope to get. I'm worried that I'm going to be stuck working crappy jobs for the rest of my life and never move out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2014 - 13 answers

College sophomore and switching majors

I am a second semester sophomore, pre-med student who has been reconsidering his options for the past few weeks. My grades in pre-med courses, no matter how hard I try, are extremely lackluster and my GPA in those courses barely hovers over a 3.0 (luckily, this is calculated after only four eligible courses). Furthermore, when I calculated my non pre-med courses I found that I had a 3.8, which was both encouraging (since I go to a top 10 school; I was a little happy that I had a GPA like this) and demoralizing because I've pretty much convinced myself that my academic strengths lie in anything BUT the natural sciences. [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ on Jan 21, 2014 - 17 answers

What does a jack of all trades, master of none major in?

I'm making it my goal this year to pick a major for Spring 2014 and actually see it through the end. The problem is I can't seem to stick with anything. I'm interested in almost everything. What do/have you done in this situation? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Oct 17, 2013 - 54 answers

Help me turn my interests into a career!

Please help me figure out potential careers based on my interests and the best paths to obtain them. Psychology, economics, statistics? Market research? Psychometrics? [more inside]
posted by Malleable on Oct 2, 2012 - 14 answers

How long is too long to use major life trauma as an excuse?

How long is too long to use major life trauma as an excuse for everything in my life falling apart? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Aug 1, 2012 - 39 answers

Changed my major and now I'm struggling, can I do this?

I'm a junior in college and I want to change my major which means I'd have to stay an extra 1 - 2 years. I just finished a bad semester and now I feel more discouraged than ever. Please help. [more inside]
posted by nakedandalone on May 24, 2012 - 28 answers

Is getting a B.S. in computer science worthwhile?

Which aspects of computer science are profitable and worthwhile? Help a high schooler going off to college... [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Apr 3, 2012 - 32 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

What Third Is This?

Has there been any controversy over whether 'What Child Is This/Greensleeves' is to be played in a major or minor key? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Nov 28, 2011 - 11 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

Careers for someone who can code

I'm good at programming computers. But I don't want to be a software developer. What can I do for a career and what should I be doing now to make it possible? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jul 25, 2011 - 19 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

Yet-Another-Major-Filter: Economics vs. Finance vs. Accounting

Yet-Another-Major-Filter: Economics vs. Finance vs. Accounting [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Nov 20, 2010 - 16 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

How can I find a better sense of direction?

How can I make the most of higher education and get my future on track? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Nov 12, 2010 - 8 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

Alternative to a future of cubicle-dwelling?

Would it be a terrible idea to go into earth science? [more inside]
posted by kerfuffles on Feb 10, 2009 - 19 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

How do I know how good a writer I am?

How do I know how good a writer I am? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2008 - 34 answers

Majors Decision

I'm a 3rd years college students and I'm really confuse as of what I want to do in life. In my first two years I thought I wanted to become a computer engineer, since I was always like working with computer. The problems was I fail Calculus 2 times and Chemistry 2 times. Therefore I think I'm not cut out for the programs. The reason I fail, is just because I don't understand the subject and it bored me most of the time. Anyhow after failing Calculus, I thought math is just not the thing for me, so I decided to go for Nursing, since the math requirement is not so much. During my summer break, I took BIO 156 (Introduction to Biology) and I failed the class. I'm currently taking the class again and I'm not doing so well either. The subject just doesn't interest me, and it's very hard to understand. I also attend the help session, but still I'm not doing so well. My question is what major should I be going for? I think science and math is just not my strong area, so I'm trying to figure out a major that doesn't require much science and math. I'm really confuse right now, I hope someone can help.
posted by huyhoangbach on Oct 17, 2008 - 18 answers

[MajorFilter] Computer Engineering or Computer Science Major? Help me decide please! (3rd sem already) and don't know what to be!

Hey guys, Computer Engineering 2nd year (3rd sem) here at the University of Maryland College Park wondering if i should stay in my major or switch to Computer Science. I am super confused right now and am hoping that some of you can help me think. Bear with me while i ramble on [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Sep 22, 2008 - 18 answers

how can i restore peace in my high school major class?

How can i restore peace in my high school major class? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Sep 4, 2008 - 15 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

Arrgh, major outlook synching problem!

My boss and I are both going crazy because I can't sync with her Outlook calendar on my own computer and her Blackberry won't sync with her Outlook. If she tries to download her new schedule to the Blackberry, it will erase her schedule on the hand-held instead! Help!! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 28, 2008 - 4 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

To doublemajor or not to doublemajor?

I'm a math major, but dont know exactly what I want to do. Should I also major in Physics? Economics? [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Jun 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Majorly unemployable?

Is it alright for me to leave my specific field of study from my resume if employers might find it...offputting? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Apr 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Major laymen meet major label

Reasons for/against entering in to negotiations with a major label? Stories of effective and ineffective independent representation/promotion/publishing? Things to keep in mind during negotiations? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Mar 6, 2007 - 33 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

Major or minor key?

I cannot, for the life of me, tell if a song is in a major or minor key. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Dec 3, 2006 - 30 answers

Who ranked the ranks, and why?

In the US army, majors outrank lieutenants, but lieutenant generals outrank major generals. How did this happen?
posted by IndigoJones on Oct 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Will an individual major be taken seriously?

I am an undergraduate student considering entering my school's Individualzied Major Program. Is this a good idea, especially w/regards to post-graduate work? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Oct 16, 2006 - 18 answers

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