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Changing My Major
    #289980 - 10/01/09 09:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I didnt really enjoy my Accounting and/or Economics classes the first year of school. Now im in the second year and it's even worse. So basically I have started looking for a new major

Sort of been leaning toward Sustainability program here at ASU. Learning about alternative energies and such. Education is another possible choice, but it seems retarded to spend all this money on college to become a teacher

Feel free to post your majors and offer any ideas


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290007 - 10/01/09 10:14 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

the nice thing about a career in sciences is that your education means you can become a professor later, and they make very nice money. I would do the sustainability thing (but maybe find a better focus for it, like hydrological resource allocation),  and then use that degree to work in the field for awhile, and then either found your own startup, or become a professor to pass on your experience.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #290011 - 10/01/09 10:16 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Im just hoping I can have my Accounting classes taken out of my GPA if I decide to drop out of the business school. Right now I am failing both ACC241 and ECN212


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290013 - 10/01/09 10:19 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

oh bummer


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #290169 - 10/02/09 12:50 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I think Sustainability wins, the other option was something in the field of Construction


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290175 - 10/02/09 12:54 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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Im just hoping I can have my Accounting classes taken out of my GPA if I decide to drop out of the business school. Right now I am failing both ACC241 and ECN212






Sucks man. That's pretty shitty.



I'm a Neurology major. I don't have to take classes like that. I'd fail 'em, too. That shit is a pain in the ass.


Luckily, my credit requirements aren't too hard either. I just have a lot of biology classes to take care of. But I enjoy taking them.



WTF is a Sustainability major?

Is that like Ecology or something?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: meatcakeman]
    #290180 - 10/02/09 12:57 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Sustainability is like alternative energy and shit

Im going to talk to an adviser next week and see what worthless information they have to share with me

No way am I staying in Accounting, they only offer morning classes and the material is fucking boring


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290183 - 10/02/09 12:59 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Oh shit. That's pretty cool.



Yeah, accounting doesn't really sound like a rewarding major.



You'd just be a cubicle jockey crunching numbers and getting buttfucked by your boss.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: meatcakeman]
    #290186 - 10/02/09 01:01 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

yeah dude, stuck in a fucking office all day

I really dont know what kind of jobs will be out there for sustainability majors but im willing to give it a chance. and the major requirements are semi-low and have some pretty interesting courses :thumbup:


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290191 - 10/02/09 01:03 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Once oil and fossil fuels are out of the picture, you'll have a lot of options with that degree. Geothermal energy, solar energy, wind enegery, fuel cell, etc.




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Re: Changing My Major [Re: meatcakeman]
    #290244 - 10/02/09 02:30 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

the only problem is that there are a ton of people who are getting degrees in just that category right now, so that's why I suggested you find a smaller niche that interests you and attempt to dominate that way.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #290708 - 10/02/09 07:17 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

We'll see. I got an appointment for Monday morning to meet with an adviser. I dont think I need to focus on a specific area for a couple semesters yet so that should give me enough time to get my feet wet and figure out what I want to do


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #290764 - 10/02/09 08:47 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

That sucks man.  Maybe a couple of those lower level bus classes will count as electives toward your new major, whatever you choose.  Have you heard of the InnovationSpace Program at your school?  It's physically located in the School of Architecture but there are four different departments and three colleges that participate.  Or was when i was there. 

http://innovationspace.asu.edu/

That sounds like something you might be interested in.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #290765 - 10/02/09 08:49 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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the nice thing about a career in sciences is that your education means you can become a professor later, and they make very nice money.




English professors major in sciences?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #290770 - 10/02/09 08:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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the nice thing about a career in sciences is that your education means you can become a professor later, and they make very nice money.




English professors major in sciences?




huh?  reread that?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #290792 - 10/02/09 09:12 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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the nice thing about a career in sciences is that your education means you can become a professor later, and they make very nice money.




English professors major in sciences?




Show me where I said anything about english? :confused:


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #290845 - 10/02/09 11:23 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I was just getting across, you can be a non-science proff.

I don't see Banez getting a ph.d anytime soon.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #290966 - 10/03/09 08:48 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'm an environmental science major.  That is sort of like sustainability.  I like it so far.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #291226 - 10/03/09 06:22 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I was just getting across, you can be a non-science proff.

I don't see Banez getting a ph.d anytime soon.




Considering I am a sophomore in college and just switched my degree I would say you are right.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #293041 - 10/06/09 10:38 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I got switched over to B.S in Sustainability with a focus in International Development. The requirements arent too bad and the courses seem pretty chill


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #293042 - 10/06/09 10:40 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

What school is that a part of?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #293044 - 10/06/09 10:45 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Actually has its own school now. The School of Sustainability. The program has really exploded over the past couple years


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #293046 - 10/06/09 10:47 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

My major is similar to yours...I think.  I am majoring in biological engineering and I want to specialize in renewable/alternative energies.

Do you have to take a lot of science and math classes?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: Picklez]
    #293047 - 10/06/09 10:48 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I got switched over to B.S in Sustainability with a focus in International Development. The requirements arent too bad and the courses seem pretty chill




Did your low marks in those 2 courses related to accounting hurt your gpa this semester?


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #293102 - 10/07/09 12:46 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I got switched over to B.S in Sustainability with a focus in International Development. The requirements arent too bad and the courses seem pretty chill




Did your low marks in those 2 courses related to accounting hurt your gpa this semester?




nope, im taking an E in economics 2 but im going to retake it in the Spring


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    #293163 - 10/07/09 02:59 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I got switched over to B.S in Sustainability with a focus in International Development. The requirements arent too bad and the courses seem pretty chill




Did your low marks in those 2 courses related to accounting hurt your gpa this semester?




nope, im taking an E in economics 2 but im going to retake it in the Spring




Retaking courses sucks, usually if it sucks the first time it sucks even worse the second.

Everyone I know who has failed a class didn't bother taking it the second time because it was usually because the course sucked balls.


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Re: Changing My Major [Re: captain.koons]
    #293217 - 10/07/09 09:30 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I havent found that to be true, but the only class ive failed is Calc 1 and that was partly due to missing too many classes

Microeconomics isnt really that hard of a class I just cant wake up by 9:40, just doesnt work for me and they only offer the business classes that I needed in the mornings.

I will take my E for this semester then next semester find a way to knock it out. It counts towards my Sustainability degree anyways so its a win-win.

I would just withdrawal but that would drop me below full time status and I would lose my scholarships.


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