FC: What was your major in college?

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  1. fairgambit

    fairgambit Well-Known Member
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    At Penn State or elsewhere. This was likely brought up here before, but we have three couples here for a small cookout. All are college grads. Of the 4 men, 2 are political science, including me. One is history. One is education. Of the 4 women, 2 are education. One is economics (my wife), and one is French.
     
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  3. fairgambit

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    I'm not sure what you mean?
     
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    Speech Comm. Then started (but didn't finish) law school. Finally, masters in Comm Science & Disorders and have been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for going on 20 years.
     
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    Double major
    Physics
    Mathematics
     
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    Business Management with a minor in Econ.
     
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    Biology. Mostly all on the Zoology side, except I had to take Botany as a requirement for my major (did enjoy the course, though, and aced it).
     
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    You made a good decision not to finish law school. I wish I had your wisdom.
     
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    Very impressive!!
     
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    Mathematics. I was always good at math but once I arrived at PSU I realized that, because I'm deaf, it was the only subject where I could take my own notes. It worked out pretty damn well, another example of my dumb luck, of which I seemingly have an unlimited supply. I have lived a charmed life, sincerely.

    I didn't graduate PSU. The math part of it was comparatively easy, but I just couldn't handle the other classes. (I didn't have interpreters.) BS Gallaudet, MS Tennessee, PhD Maryland.
     
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    And I wish I had your billable hour!!:cool:
     
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    PSU BS Finance
    St Joe's MBA International Business
     
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    Remind me to tell you how much I owe to the wonderful people in PSU's Speech Pathology program. Seriously.
     
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    Labor-Management Relations (Management Option)
    I went on to be Director of Labor Relations for a very large Pennsylvania employer.

    It was the late 60's and many of the SDS members were LMR majors. Discussions were interesting.
     
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    BS in Mechanical Engineering
    MS in Software Engineering
    Both from PSU

    Why do I feel like it would have been smarter to major in Business?! I make a decent salary, but our CFP seems to have a much better standard of living.
     
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    BS Ed, MS Ed Admin.
     
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    Trust me. You don't. I'm serious. My wife says I'd earn more as a greeter in WalMart. :(
     
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    PSU - Comp. Sci.
     
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    What is that?
     
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    Don't you have a class in the Forum just before I do?
     
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    The results so far are not what I expected.
     
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    Brunettes, with dual minors in blondes and engineering.
     
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    Quantitative Business Analysis
     
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    Major in Finance and a minor in Economics from Penn State. Those were the days.
     
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    BS Engineering Mechanics - Penn State
    MS Engineering Mechanics - Tosu -The one in Ohio
     
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    Business Management with a Logistics minor. Then law school.
     
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    I tend to dissuade people from law school just because its such an over saturated market and so expensive. So if you don't finish near the top of your class, you could spend a lifetime paying for it.

    That said, I'm immeasurably happier with my job now than I was the couple years I worked between Penn State and law school. So I personally wouldn't take back my decision to go, but I think kids should have a very clear idea of what their true prospects are, and whether what they want to do with their law degree is realistic.
     
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    Fake buckeye or fake lion? :cool:
     
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    Damn near flunked out of school as a Comp Sci major. Changed at the end of my freshmen year. Graduated with a major in Operations and Information Systems Management, with a minor in Business Logistics. -PSU, Dec 2002

    Starting my Executive MBA at the Univerity of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management this fall.

    I have been a career Supply Chain professional and now executive.
     
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    AAS - Personnel Administration
    BA - Computer Science
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    Agree...pretty eclectic group here. Curious, where are some of your expectations not being met?
     
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    Dual Major in Physics and Mechanical Engineering (PSU)
    Finished half of the requisite MBA courses taking night classes at Pitt but took an assignment on a project on the former Soviet Union and never looked back.
     
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    BS. Economics, PSU. Econ 302 and 304 were tough.
    MBA. Lehigh
    MS. Ed. Counseling Psych. Lehigh
     
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    I really expected a lot of political science, history, type replies. I am surprised, in a good way.
     
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    Honestly, the thing that scared me out was the debt I'd have accrued to finish. Got out of PSU owing next to nothing, and trying to fathom the debt I was getting into at 22 was mind-blowing.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    Accounting from PSU. See you at the Gaff
     
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