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Hardest college major?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Air Langhi, Aug 16, 2010.

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Hardest major

  1. EE

    33 vote(s)
    22.0%
  2. Math

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. CS

    8 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Physics

    33 vote(s)
    22.0%
  5. ME

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. ChE

    19 vote(s)
    12.7%
  7. Aero E

    6 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. Med

    21 vote(s)
    14.0%
  9. Law

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. Other

    12 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Big MAK

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    Dumb thread, half of those arnt majors. Poll would get same results if you asked 'what was your major.'
     
  2. Cohete Rojo

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    Organic chemistry was easy.
    Introductory physics was hard at times but overall not that bad.
    Petrology courses were cake at times.
    Intro geophysics was a b**** at times, and so too was linear algebra.

    Honestly, the toughest course I had in school was sociology 101. Kicked my ass because I always fell asleep in class, hated the material, hated the snobishness of my professor and couldn't wait to pass with a ****ing C. You want a tough major, do something you have no interest in, bores you to death and has peers who to you seem socially r****ded.
     
  3. Steve_Francis_rules

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    Either you're talking about introductory physics classes here (which aren't much different from the courses engineering majors take), or you have an amazing natural talent for things like quantum mechanics.
     
  4. Dubious

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    Quantum mechanics, because it's counter intuitive and requires a whole different way of thinking.

    From above, no major requires more investment of time than Architecture (or in my case Landscape Architecture). It's not hard like learning concepts, it's just that the damn projects take so much work. I probably averaged 40 hours a week in just Design Lab projects.
     
  5. Depressio

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    Yes, of course you think your own major is the hardest. Only really smart people can do the hardest major, so you must really be smart since your major is the hardest, right?

    Arrogance aside, what's hard is always in the eye of the beholder. I suck at memorizing terms and stuff, but doing math/processes I'm extremely good at so naturally I would have a bit of trouble in Biology, but breeze through things like Chemistry, CS, Math, Physics, etc. Others are good at memorizing stuff, but not so great with numbers so would struggle in some of the reverse curriculum to me. People think differently.

    I think at my school, most people had trouble with introductory Physics (as opposed to other introductory classes), thus I voted for Physics.

    Well, actually, I should've voted for CS because I did CS and obviously what I do is going to be the hardest, right?
     
  6. danny317

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    medicine and law are not undergrad majors.

    that being said, EE is by far the hardest undergrad major.

    as far as graduate school, id go with medicine.

    i speak from personal experience.
     
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    basket weaving
     
  8. Jacks_Up_3s

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    i would have to say medicine would be the hardest cause i see my brother never goes out always studying he graduated top 10 of his class from de bakey high school and from u of h and he is at baylor now and he never goes out he barely eats i hardly ever see him and he is in the medicine filed he wants to be some kind of doctor i mean my brother has no life right now cause of that carrer im doing electrical enginnering its quite hard but anything can be done if you put your mind to it
     
  9. Steve_Francis_rules

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    Do you speak from personal experience having actually gone through a number of undergraduate and graduate majors? Or are you just saying that your major was harder than your friends' majors, so it must be the hardest?
     
  10. thelasik

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    Maybe your smart brother can teach you proper sentence structure. Spelling too.
     
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    Its impossible to know. Whats hard for someone isn't hard for someone else. I'm an accountant. I can't believe so many of my classmates struggled with it. I think its easy as can be.

    For me the hardest major would have probably been any type of English/Lit major(at least of common majors). I could have done it since I excelled in some English classes, but I would have hated it, and struggled in some.
     
  12. Blake

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    my God, you are all so brilliant
     
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    i got a BSEE. i remember many nights having to study while my friends in other majors (bio, physics, chem, business, communications, etc...) went out to 6th street. as far as undergrad degrees go, i think EE wins.

    im in med school now. med school makes college look like kindergarten.
     
  14. juicystream

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    At the same time, maybe they didn't need to study as hard as you did. Or perhaps they didn't care about their grades as much.
     
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    maybe they didnt need to study as much because they were just smarter :eek:
     
  16. danny317

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    :grin:

    that may be true. but im in med school now and they arent...

    wait a minute... :confused:
     
  17. professorjay

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    Did they teach you the word 'myopic' in med school yet?
     
  18. DonkeyMagic

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    logical reasoning isnt tops on list of things to teach in med school
     
  19. Rashmon

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    EE = Elementary Education?
     
  20. Deckard

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    Hardest college major? Whatever you suck at.
     

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