Double major in Poli Sci & History and minor in Accounting and graduate in 4-5 years?
So I guess I ultimately want to go to Law School.
I'm thinking about double majoring in Poli Sci and History while minoring in Accounting.
The classes I'm taking Winter Quarter are:
Poli Sci 40
History 13B (will probably be changed to History 1B, if I decide to double major)
Anyways, do you think I can do all 3 and graduate within like...5 years? 4 years and 2 quarters? etc. Is it too much? Should I not consider the Accounting minor if I ultimately want to go to Law School? I just feel so compelled to take Calculus though...and just some math in general cause I know it would just be useful...
Or maybe I don't have to minor in Accounting, but I could double major in History and Poli Sci, but also take Math3A and Math3B just for the heck of it cause I never know what I may want to get into within the next year or two and I guess it won't hurt much to take it right?
Wait so why are you taking math courses? A lot of people do History and PoliSci as a double-major. Yes, it's feasible that you'll graduate in 4 years with those majors with a few 4-class quarters; I doubt you'll need summer quarters unless you really want to spread out your units. Why do you want to double-major? It'd be a lot more wise to choose one major and max out your GPA. As for accounting, have you looked up admissions policies into that minor? If you're truly interested in Accounting for whatever reason, go for it. If you're solely interested in law school, it won't matter how many majors or minors you've acquired.
As for GE classes @ comm coll, check UCLA policies about how many courses you can take at CC and until which year. There's a limit I believe.
As for the 3 series, again, do you think it'll hurt your GPA? If so, I'd avoid it.
I'm taking math and going for the Accounting Minor in the event that I don't really want to double major in History but still want to minor in something different. Plus, I want something "additional" i guess that can make me more "advertise-able" in case I ever wanted to go into business. I want to double major since I think the Poli Sci major itself is really short and I've always LOVED US History and I feel it'd go great with me, not to mention it'd probably help me "expand my mind of thought" and allows me to write more given if I do ultimately want to go to Law School I need all the "intelligence" I can get.
And yeah I already looked up the admissions policy for the minor and it's pretty competitive. I mean if I don't want to go into the Accounting Minor and do decide to double major, then I suppose it wouldn't hurt that badly just to take the Math 3 series would it? I mean, I'm just wanting to keep my options open. Maybe this Winter Quarter I may think "Man...this history class sucks...I really wish I could've taken Math or something." Or vice versa. I just feel I need to take a couple of Math classes before I really decide if I want to get into it or not.
Right both PS and history are short. It's like 11-12 upper divs and less than 5 lower divs. Same goes with English. OK well as long as your primary motive isn't to impress law schools with multiple majors - you just need a great GPA. As for writing with expanded intelligence, I would just self-study or keep up with current evens and look at the course catalog. The courses can be quite eclectic - int'l relations wrt to Russia or former Soviet Union -- other Communist/Socialist states or even South African politics... or Congress/Voting Behavior/Presidency, for example. (P.S. I sat on Liljebald's classes - he's pretty awesome -- though I dropped since the material for Presidency + Congress were really dry. This guy has like, a B.S. from CalTech in MechE and a B.A. in English from CalTech, a PhD in poli sci, a JD and was a triathlete at USC O_o; ).
No it wouldn't hurt to take the 3 series... I would just worry if the curve would hurt oneself. As for history - just give it a chance in case 13B sucks for you. If anything it'll be a review of parts of AP U.S. or regular USH.
Alright, so I guess I will finish Math this year and take 3A and 3B and I suppose if I have time and interest I can hopefully do the Accounting Minor.
So, I should drop History 13B and enroll in History 1B instead right now right? Considering 13B is to fulfill a GE requirement, but History 1B would also do the same but also satisfy a pre-req for the History Major.
So this quarter I should take:
Poli Sci 40
History 1B (drop 13B right now and enroll in 1B right now, it's still open and it fits my schedule)
law school only looks at your gpa and ur LSAT. they say experience and internships, thats all bull. most pre-laws are history majors/english majors/polisci majors. when you go double major, its hard to say that one or two or even three B's might sneak in there and making ur gpa less "competitive". and minoring in accounting is definitely bad pick since w/o the overlapping course advantage that econ majors have, you have to take 17-19 courses, i believe. and you definitely cannot finish in 4 years even with summer school. try 5 with summer school.
You're right. I've actually been thinking now and I'm kinda wondering if I should just drop Calculus and not consider the Accounting Minor at all. I mean, math isn't exactly necessary for History, Poli Sci, or Law School right?
Can a few Bs really be that destructive to your chances? I mean, I'm worried now cause first quarter I took science courses and needless to say I got less than 3.0 Fall Quarter...I'm very concerned for my future now (in terms of going to Law School anyways)
umm you need to take easy GEs my friend. if science isnt exactly ur forte, then pick GEs like astro 3/5, thats always jokish. i mean astro 3 does ur physical science, 5 does ur life science and ur done wit sciences! but first quarter is fine dude, make sure you pull it up tho.