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Faith54
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Something I thought would be an interesting topic: What are/have/plan to major in at college? What have you done w/ that major, or plan on doing? Was it an easy major to obtain, or was it really ambitious?

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Well, I can begin.

I am now in the first year of med school at university. This is lots and lots of hard work but this is so so definitly worth it. Let's say it's about 40 hours of personal work a week minimum without taking into account all of classes, and gosh do we have a lot of those whether it's conferences or classes or other things.

I simply don't have time anymore to watch T.V. or read or do things like that, way too busy, most of my free time consists into going here ( and I come here because I like that and it gives my brain kind of a break) So definitly, a lot of work.

But overall, that's really one of the best thing that has happened to me going into med school.

In five years, I'll be able to practice as a general physician (I know this is far earlier than normal but our program is made that way) and I don't know yet if I'm gonna go into a speciality or not.

Right now, I keep discovering new things and I am like I want to do that. And the day after we learn about another things and I'm like I am interested to do that also. Really, I'm interested in a lot of things so I haven't chose yet and just don't see the need to right now (still got a lot of time). I'll just wait to experiment each speciality and find the one I really like.

But, chirurgy is something that interests me right now and maybe gynecology also. I don't know, this still have a lot of time to change.

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Philosophy is amazing!!

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Biology and anthropology (double major) - amazing and interesting combination!

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i went to culinary school, but i have decided i don;t want it to be my career. so i am going back to school in the fall, to do ancient history (major) and the classics (greek/latin(minor)). i want to be a teacher, probably high school

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Political Science with Emphasis on International Studies and Russian Studies

I want to be a diplomat/operative(sounds so james bondesque) currently in second year of the honours program at the university i'm in. Essentially i love to travel, i love to make the world a better place, sooooo i figured this was the best way to do it:)

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Possibly journalism or acting. Not sure if they offer courses for those wanting to be voice actors, but if they do, I'm taking those.

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LucysDiamonds
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I'm thinking of doing a double major in Criminology and French Studies... and then working for Interpol. That would be such a great job for me - I live for international travel and dynamic, exciting jobs. [Big Grin]

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nklauste
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I am currently working on an Elementary Education Major with a mathematics concentration. I want to go into teaching, upon graduation I will be licensed to teach Kindergarten-8th grade, but I am not sure which level I would like to teach yet.
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I haven't worked out exactly what I want to major in (I've still got a few years, after all!), but I know I want to double major in Vocal Performance (or something to that effect) and English or Anthropology or Mythology or something...

I have huge insecurities about going into voice as a major, as I've only just begun to develop any measure of confidence in my talent, but I do know that music is in my top three things that I'm most passionate about. And its really the only thing that inspires any true religious/spiritual-type feelings in me. I say I'm an agnostic, but in truth music is like a god and a religion to me. So hey, what can I do but follow it, eh?

As far as English goes, I've always completely revered the written word, and I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for my junior and senior years, when I'll be able to take Honors and AP English. English class, in school, is always one of the highlights of my day (along with choir). And literature is another one of those things I'm really passionate about. Everything from the smell of old books to the ideas they contain is like candy to me. And not just the ten-cents-a-pound kind. The really good, expensive, caramel-filled chocolates. :)

Aside from that, I really enjoy studying different ancient cultures, especially the social and religious aspects of them. I find History facinating, though I'm awful at remembering names and dates. In all honesty, though? Ideally, what I'd like to do for the rest of my life is sing and go to school (only a school without grades...). I know that's not really realistic, but I'd like to keep learning as much as possible for as long as possible.

(BTW, sorry if I got a bit rant-ish and off-point. I just had a discussion similar to this earlier today, and so the topic was fresh in my mind. And its one I have a lot to say on. :) )

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Did molecular cell biology at UC Berkeley. Other than using that knowledge here at ST, i didn't really apply much of it until after I got a master's in epidemiology. So i studyd infectious diseases, and the bio stuff comes in handy.

i double majored in Southeast Asian studies, and aside from translating a few books, it only comes in handy during conversations.

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I am majoring in mass communication focusing on journalism and am minoring in religious studies. When I graudate... when I graduate... I don't know what I want to do. Part of me wants to take a break and travel the world. I would love love love to live in a Spanish speaking country for a year to improve upon my Spanish.

I was an undecided major for a long time. I chose journalism because I love people and different cultures. I also like to write and I am good at it. It seemed like a good fit. I like magazines more than newspapers, and features more than hard news...

It seems like so many people are moving back in with their parents after graudation...kind of scary. I love my parents, but I don't know if I will want to move back home.

Everyone's studies here sound so interesting. Good job for going for your goals everyone!

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I majored in Nursing Science. I graduated in June 2006 and receieved a BSc in Nursing. My program was VERY structured (i went to a small college and university), so i didn't have a lot of wiggle room ... I wasn't able to minor in anything and i only had ONE elective, in four years. For anyone who isn't totally sure what they want to do, i would NOT suggest getting into such a structured program.

Right now i work as a Registered Nurse on an Obstetrics and Gynecology unit and i love it. I may go on to be a midwife or nurse practitioner, but for now, i'm happy.

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Getting a BA in English, with a minor in History. This will hopefully be my last year. Once I am done with this I'll take some time off to save up money and then I hope to get a Masters of Education and eventually go into teaching.

I'm studying at a very small school that's actually known for its science programs, so the English department is tiny and I love that, because I know all my profs personally and there is a lot of time for discussion in our classes.

I've always loved literature, both reading and analysing it and writing myself, and I'm also interested in the historical context of literature, so deciding what to study was a no-brainer for me.

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i am in my last year at school. goin on to university at the end of next year so i have a whole year to plan and decide what i'd like to do.. but im quite an out there LOUD person, love the spotlight and am quite the leader, would love to be on either in tv journalism or a tv presenter. what do i have to major in to do pursue his kind of career??

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Try journalism or mass communication.

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I started out in Linguistics, then switched to my minor - Biology - at New College of Florida. Got a degree specializing in Plant Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and I'm now a Ph.D student at the University of Florida in their Plant Molecular and Cell Bio program.

I still have NO idea what I'll do with a Ph.D, though, or whether I want to stop after my Masters and try for an NSF internship. So many options!

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I'm in my fourth year, majoring in Management Information Systems. It's not easy, per say, but computers are NOT that difficult to understand -- if they malfunction, there's a darn good reason. It's not like with people -- computers don't mess up just because they don't like you or they're in a bad mood.

Anyway, I plan on doing network security somewhere -- most likely at a nuclear plant or the homeland security base back home.

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After I graduate high school I want to either be a peditrician or some other doctor like that!! I love little kids tho so i will probably be that!! [Big Grin] I know what college I want too!! haha!
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