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So you don't quite know yet what your major focus of study will be?


Oh, I didn't even answer the original question haha. No I do not Smile

Can someone explain to me what the difference between a major and a minor is? I mean, I can sort of guess, but I'm not sure. Is a minor for a shorter period of time or.... I don't know what the system is like here in Australia and the only thing I know about college in America is from movies like one of the American Pies. Which I'm going to guess isn't completely accurate.



They're a bit what they sound like, really. Smile A major is your major course of study - the theme of your education. The majority of your classes will relate to whatever it is you're majoring in. For example, I was an international relations major, so I had to take many classes on theory of international relations, international conflict, international law, and area studies.
Minors are like mini-majors. You take a bunch of classes related to that one subject, but it doesn't necessarily take up the majority of the classes you take. It's kind of like just taking a few classes related to the same subject and being proclaimed somewhat proficient in that area. So it's a major...on a minor scale. I should note that it's not required that each student have a minor. It's optional. Also, you need a major before you can have a minor.
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Ok, thanks Grin

Another question, can other students major/minor in a subject that you're minoring/majoring in? Or are some majors and once you choose one there's a list of minors you can pick from?
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Ah, it took me a second to understand what you were asking, but I think I've got it. Are you asking if a major can also be a minor for someone else? If so, the answer is yes.

For example, someone can major in political science. And if I wanted to, I could've majored in international relations with a minor in political science. The real difference between a major and a minor comes down to how many credits you take. So for example, if I want to major in international relations, I'll take 30 credits for it (just making up numbers here...I don't even remember the real numbers anymore). If I only wanted to minor, though, I'd only need, say, 10 credits. Or whatever.

Now at some schools, only certain subjects can be minors. But that's particular to the school, not a general rule that needs to be followed everywhere.
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You answered my question, thanks!
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I'm a fully-certified dropout.

From what did i drop out i hear you ask?


Well if you're as long in the tooth (in forum terms) as me, you may (or may not) remember my ramblings about engineering from way back when. See, when i was a kid, mechanical stuff fascinated me, i just had to know how it worked. A lot of this was fuelled by books my mom got on the cheap from some mail-order company, loads of factual stuff to get my grey matter buzzing. I'd the internal combustion engine figured out by the time i was 8. Electric motors and steam engines too. I loved seeing evolutions of machinery too, and trying to understand how the changes were an improvement on what went before.

So i go through school with an eye to doing an engineering course. All goes well through GCSE level, 3 a*, 6 a, 1b and a c. Problem set in around then, having to specialise so much actually became a problem, i ended up with AADE at a-level. Ended up getting into an engineering course anyway as there was a place going spare anyway.

Off i head, bags packed, and get to work. Goes pretty well all through first year, as far as i can tell. Workload seems manageable, neighbours are nice. But i still end up failing one of my 6 modules, and have to spend the whole of the next year doing it again and nothing else. Not allowed to progress until i pass it, see. So i get a part time job to keep me busy, pass the module, and after one wasted year things are moving forward again.

And year 2 is a disaster. Friends have all fallen out, so no nice house share like i had the year before. I have to move into dorms, way outside of town all on my lonesome. Room felt more like a prison cell, more and more course notes and the like get posted online, but i of course have no access since i had continual problems with log in details. Apparently i was sent hundreds of emails i never saw. Oh, and i had a class once a week that i didn't even know existed until 6 weeks before the end of the final semester. Completely missed out on one class all year long and didn't even know it. So by this stage i've become disillusioned by the whole thing and just stop going to any classes. Still spend the week on campus to save face with the folks, but between finding out than minimum wage-slaving isn't as bad as it was made out to be and a gradual sense of boredom with the whole thing, i came to realise that maybe this uni lark just isn't for me.

One of the main things that just didn't click with me was the independence. I hated it, everything was so open ended. This was something that really began so show its face at a-level, the "you're doing this for yourself" thing. Let's make it clear- i'm the least motivated person i know. The only reasons i did as well as i did at school were:

1- Keeping the folks quiet. Stay out of trouble, do what you're told and people won't bother you.

2- Competition. I loved being smarter than the other kids. Test scores were a competiton i could actually win!


I never really thought about it as a pathway to a career or the means to acquire wealth in later life, it was simply something i was told to do so i did it for fear of upsetting anyone. Later on in school when things started getting career-orientated, i just sort of tuned out. As for the engineering? Just seemed like the thing to do for a uni course- i was expected to go so i went.

The indepence aspect of uni made this a problem, as it seemed you could do as much or as little work as you liked without anyone bothering you. I did what was required, but it later became clear that "what was required" was a very optimistic estimate, and far more work would need to be done. Never really got into that- just tell me what to do and i'll do it.


So what now? Nothing, probably. Working in a call centre answering phones. Not such a bad thing really, doesn't deserve half the stigma it gets. Do the odd night course here and there to try and convince the folks i have some sort of plan, but thats more for their benefit than mine.
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So what now? Nothing, probably. Working in a call centre answering phones. Not such a bad thing really, doesn't deserve half the stigma it gets. Do the odd night course here and there to try and convince the folks i have some sort of plan, but thats more for their benefit than mine.


First off, thanks for chiming in. I appreciate long, thoughtful posts.

I think you get at a deeper (and very valid) point - college isn't for everybody, and the pressure society puts on it tends to be unwarranted. Judging from your vocabulary I think I can assume you're outside of the US, so I can't speak to your particular cultural experience. I can only assume they're similar - western nations, you know.

But in the US, there's this huge "You're nothing without a college degree!" It's just not true, especially these days. I really hate to say it, but this is the best time in the US to not bother with college. Start working right after high school. There are so many people out of work and the competition is so fierce that employers want work experience, not somebody fresh out of school with no work history.

Putting that aside, though, it's still true that you don't have to go to a university to have a good life. Trade schools are great. Even no schooling is okay for a minority of people.

The cookie cutter approach is harmful sometimes. It could lead to the kind of misery or frustration that you've mentioned in your post, king of sting. I hope things work out for you.
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One of the main things that just didn't click with me was the independence. I hated it, everything was so open ended. This was something that really began so show its face at a-level, the "you're doing this for yourself" thing. Let's make it clear- i'm the least motivated person i know.

I hear you. I automatically went on to university because a) I felt that it was expected of me since I had good grades in elementary and high school, b) I was too insecure to enter the realms of work. Right now I feel that academical jobs are way overrated. I love studying and learning new things, I do. I like learning new theories, thinking about things. But to actually work with this, try to make it useful in practice? Way overrated.

I'll be moving shortly, so I'm quitting my job as an occupational therapist and I can honestly take whatever job comes my way - not necessarily tied to my degree. Still, I don't regret university. I thought it was fun at the time, and I can definitely imagine reading separate courses again. I just don't want to feel like academical work is what I have to do, because of other people's expectations.
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Bachelor fo Business Management majoring in Human Resources.

I suppose that ever since I was little, I always thought that I would take over my parents business.

And here I am, with with same mind set haha.

But to be honest, I would not know what else I would do otherwise >__>

Then again, I think that experience in runnign a business is more crucial than the theory I will learn at uni. Nonetheless, university is always a good experience.
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I have a BA in Economics with a Mathematics concrentration. I almost minored in Mathematics but I needed two more classes and I couldn't fit them in. Basically I was lazy and after doing 15 quarters in a row I wasn't going to make it 16 for a minor. I enjoyed my course of study though it does make it hard to watch the news sometimes.

I'm in the military and they offer to pay for certificates related to your job. I'll definetly get a lot of those and use tuition assistance to take more college classes and perhaps get a second degree. I was thinking of getting my second degree in computer science which I almost majored in oringinally but switched to econ. I was good at it and my professors really liked my work. In my free time, I also study and learn about subjects that I'm interested in on my own. Why pay for schooling when you can learn a subject on your?

University isn't for everyone and employers care more about job experience than your education. There are also a lot of people out there with Bachelors so it isn't as valuable as say fifty years ago. The more the percentage of the population gets educated, the tougher the competition and the less valuable that education is. You need to do other things to stand out such as get full time job experience and have very good references. Connections are also usefull if you have them and having a good network will help you out so build one.
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Ahh, it's about that time for me finally.

I've just begun my application process for an art and design school (surprise!). If I get accepted, I plan to major in communication design for my AAS. The schools offers a 2 + 2 curriculum, which means I have to complete the AAS program before I can apply to the BS/BFA program. I'll most likely choose advertising design or graphic design for my BS/BFA, but that's a while from now, so who knows. Hopefully I can get my portfolio, essay and a bunch of other crap done before December. BRING IT ON.

Of course, I've some backup schools as well, but that's my first choice. Tongue
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What?! No math and science? You shame famiry, Hayree.
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What?! No math and science? You shame famiry, Hayree.

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What?! No math and science? You shame famiry, Hayree.

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Go back to facebook, newb.
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What?! No math and science? You shame famiry, Hayree.


Hahah, hell no. Math is the worst subject ever.
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...You are the worst Asian ever. Squint

Now who am I going to go to when I do taxes this year?! It was going to be you! Get yourself right over to the admissions office and sign up for mathematical nuclear biology, or whatever. It is your duty.

No, seriously. I can totally see you doing something artsy. I totally have faith that you'll do well with that.
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What?! No math and science? You shame famiry, Hayree.


Hahah, hell no. Math is the worst subject ever.



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Now who am I going to go to when I do taxes this year?! It was going to be you! Get yourself right over to the admissions office and sign up for mathematical nuclear biology, or whatever. It is your duty.

Easy. Don't pay 'em.
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I'm in my second year of uni. I'm going toward my BA in Criminology and was studying Psychology as well. Not sure what I want to major in yet. I'm interested in Forensic Pschology, and also counselling in itself Wacko. At the same time I'm interested in venturing into Business, I'd love to own a bar or club Grin. I have a business management course coming up next semester to get a taste of it. Aside from that, I'm just riding this year out and seeing where it takes me. I've found that planning a life out based on what I'm studying was a huge no no for me Surprised/Shocked . I had started out with working toward being a lawyer last year...and that definately changed. My room mate is currently in law school, and that amount of constant studying is not my cup of tea Annoying. English is also another possibility, and my father's prompting to pursue it isn't helping me decide. It's tough deciding which path to pursue Confused.
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If you are majoring in political science or international relations, do not tell me your minor is international relations or political science, respectively. That is like taking your girlfriend to McDonald's, and when she gets tired of it, taking her to Wendy's."



Good thing my girlfriend likes cheeseburgers.

"International Studies" became a new major here, so I dropped the minor and am a double-major in Poli Sci/Int'l Studies now.

It sucks ass but I originally wanted the International as my major, and I can't just drop Poli Sci now so...eh, what the hell. Two BAs are better than one, as they say...

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I'm in my second year of uni. I'm going toward my BA in Criminology and was studying Psychology as well. Not sure what I want to major in yet.


I'm not sure what this means. Indifferent
Isn't your major Criminology, if that's what you're heading towards for the BA?
Also, right on for English! Unless you dislike doing a lot of writing. English majors always get stuck with the long papers and tons of reading. One reason why I avoided it myself.
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Russianmusicandlove:Yeah but all my English profs are much older..and have that condescending attitude..although I did have that sexy prof last semester Drool. I never skipped her class Devil.

IvyRevolution:Yeah you're right, but I'm not sure if I want to stay in this program. I'm very indecisive at zee moment. Oh and I'm not a fan of long essays...mainly because I procrastinate to a disturbing degree. I'll literally wait until the last possible moment (the day before) and write the entire thing. Definately not a healthy method haha. English is an easy class for me and I'm a bit of a bookworm so it's not bad.
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Understood.

Well, my advice - whatever you pick, don't make it business as your major. If you do choose to do business, pick it as a minor if you can. Reason being a business degree is sort of seen as the default pick for people who don't know what to do with their life. It's a common degree. It won't set you apart from others when it comes to your resume. Pair up a business minor with something else and you should be good to go!
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Noted. I never thought about it that way, thanks.
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Well...

Here in Philippines... we have courses...

I'm taking up Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Major in American Studies... Grin

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Can you clarify? Different countries have different terms, I suppose. You're getting your BA in International Studies (good choice Wink We basically share a major), but your major is in American Studies? Here, getting a BA in something is majoring. Do you mean that your minor is American Studies? Or that your focus within International Studies is American Studies?

Most importantly, what the hell does American Studies involve (obligatory American joke: What's the difference between a container of yogurt and the US? If you leave a container of yogurt alone for 200 years, it'll grow a culture)? What sort of courses do you take for that?
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Here... we take up a course and the major is what we focus on. Well, I'm still not very knowledgeable about my course because I'm still a first year (freshmen!) but I do know that we could only have our major subjects during our third and fourth year in Ateneo. In our first two years we take minor classes like History of the Philippines, Biology, Psychology, Sociology and etc. According to our prospectus, we will be having Spanish classes during our third year and all the other major subjects... I can't really expound more on the matter. If you want to understand more Miss Ivy, you could go here...

http://www.addu.edu.ph/

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Oh, I didn't even answer the original question haha. No I do not Smile

Can someone explain to me what the difference between a major and a minor is? I mean, I can sort of guess, but I'm not sure. Is a minor for a shorter period of time or.... I don't know what the system is like here in Australia and the only thing I know about college in America is from movies like one of the American Pies. Which I'm going to guess isn't completely accurate.


Yay! Another person in Australia. Smile

Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, a major is something you want to get into and a minor would be something to fall back on.
Eg. You're doing electrical engineering. You could major in Power Engineering and minor in programming.

I, for one, am doing a bachelor of engineering majoring in Avionics. I don't have a minor as our course doesn't provide one. I have liked planes since I was a young toot (14 or 15).

What is Avionics? It stands for 'Aviation Electronics'. However, it isn't all electroncis. It can be structural, mechanical, programming etc. Currently, we're doing the basics so it can be a bit boring (I know the basics are needed). I think, next year, we're going to get to build a UAV. I know this year that most of the infomechatronics (robotics), electrical and Avionics students that are a year ahead of me had to build a UAV that could fly around on its own and identify different letters in a room.

I hope to get into the defence/military side of it. Commercial airlines do sound nice (discounted flights); however, I am accumulating a lot of debt.

Here in Australia, there are two ways to pay for your university courses: up front and through something called 'HECS'. I think they changed the name to 'HELP' now though. Basically, the government pays for you to study and you pay it back later when you're working.

So yeah, I hope to join the Air Force through their scholarship. That way I'll graduate with no debt to the government as they'll pay it off for me. (Yay!) As for what I want to do within the aviation industry, I haven't made up my mind about that.

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gamesfreak26: That is really fascinating, you build your own UAV..wait, what is a UAV? Is it all one class effort to do it together? I wish you luck on getting into the Air Force. Engineering sounds so intense.


Thank You Ivy.

Well, we break up into groups and we build one over the year through two subjects. As for the Air Force, thank you - I'll need it. I still need to work on my fitness before I can think of applying. Frown

Engineering is intense and can also be boring at times. Why do you think Engineers drink a lot. :P
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Currentely I'm doing an Bachelor of Arts degree, and really mostly it's because I like drawing and creating things, and actually I just finished up a painting class that I really loved and could do again.

Though I'm thinking about changing majors since there isn't really much job wise with this Art degree, and I figure I might as well change to something else that I equally enjoy with is Horticulture. Maybe I can change to a Horticulture/Business major with Art as a minor, but I'm not too sure yet, it's still a rather confusing time for me. :/
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Graphic Designer here :: Graduated in 2011
And after working at several firms, I'm currently freelancing !

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I've also received training in business and entrepreneurship.
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Time for an update? Time for an update.


So I'm back on the horse again. After seven years on the call centre frontlines it became clear if I wanted a promotion I was going to have to wait for someone to retire or keel over dead on the floor. Not much turnover in management positions, and I had gotten about as good at my job as I could realistically get- not to toot my own horn, but I was pretty fantastic at it after seven years.

So now I'm back at uni "improving myself". Doing engineering again, as thats something that still appeals all this time later. This time around things are going much better- different campus, different friends, different.... everything really, except for the subject. Just started final year a couple of weeks ago so expecting to get that little slip of paper that says "pay this guy loads of money" in a few months. Sure, I'm the oldest guy in the class, but not by as big a margin as you'd think, as there are some other folks in a similar situation to me.

Part of me thinks the time working has helped- I'm quite a bit more confident these days just in general, as i was dealing with all sorts of people non stop in the call centres, so I don't really get anxious or worked up about stuff any more- I'm stable as a table these days.

One thing I will say though- its far easier to be a student now than it was even 10 years ago. Now that we've internet access 24/7, all manner of resources are easily accessible. Sure beats lugging those big heavy binders full of printed notes ( that you may or may not actually need today) around with you everywhere, at least.

Once I've graduated, I'm not sure about what i'll be doing. There is however a pretty big engineering firm thats looking to expand a few miles away, so they'll be getting a CV in the mail before too long.
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