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Stereotyping by College Major

bannana_girlbannana_girl Registered User Posts: 1,093 Member
edited January 2014 in College Life
Though i thought this would be a fun thread to get going. What stereotypes do you guys think are associated with various majors? I'll go first. What do you typically think of when you think of someone who is a communications major?
Please reply with your stereotype and post a new major for the next person to stereotype!
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Replies to: Stereotyping by College Major

  • Lala7819Lala7819 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    I think someone interested in human behavior (someone who wants the psych experience without the wide array psych classes), or someone looking to do nonprofit work overseas after college (do-gooder, world traveler).

    Mathematics Major
  • randomgrandeurrandomgrandeur Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    At BC?

    Finance majors before the crash? Can't wait to work at one of the big four and make more money than YOU. HAHAHAHAHAH.

    Finance majors after the crash? What am I going to do now? I shouldn't have pinned all my hopes on one career path. Shucks!

    (I'm in C$OM)
  • oldelecdudeoldelecdude Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    a coherent thought would've helped progress this game, randomgrandeur.

    just sayin'
  • ASUhopefulASUhopeful Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Math Major, wanting to be a teacher? Not much career options.

    Political Science.
  • BusinessGuyBusinessGuy Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    Political Science: wants to get into politics but has no experience with it.

    (Btw, a Math major is great, it shows that one has very strong quantitative abilities and is more versatile than something applied like Finance; Communications on the other hand is the major for people who aren't smart enough for the business program)

    History (and please don't say "teaching," people need to educate themselves a bit and understand that college major rarely leads to a specific, related career).
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Registered User Posts: 5,366 Senior Member
    History: Someone who is looking for the easiest major possible in college. I'm thinking stuffy museum curator types.

  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Registered User Posts: 5,366 Senior Member
    Well, why not, I'll answer this-at NYU:

    Before the crash: Let's rub in your face that you couldn't/didn't make it into Stern OR are you in Stern?
    After the crash: I'm so glad I have options. Because the Stern kids are ****ED.

  • randomgrandeurrandomgrandeur Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    Prelaw? I'm taking these prelaw classes but I'll probably do terribly on my LSAT.
    Fine Arts/Studio Art
  • Russell7Russell7 - Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    Fine Arts - Chasing their dreams which they will never meet. Will live paycheck to paycheck for a while before spiraling into a depression, becoming addicted to heroin, and dreaming of what "could've been."
  • jamesfordjamesford Registered User Posts: 3,447 Senior Member
    Math Major, wanting to be a teacher? Not much career options.

    Do you have any idea how big the demand is for math majors?
  • kiz137kiz137 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Math Major sounds so pointless... Unless you want to be a Math prof. or an Accountant.


    Drama/Theater Major
  • 43212344321234 Registered User Posts: 926 Member
    ^-- people who have no contacts in the acting biz and need help from school. depending on the person, they could make it big, or end up changing their career, or teach acting.

    philosophy major
  • chuychuy Registered User Posts: 3,916 Senior Member
    Would you like fries with that?

    Computer Science.
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    ^"Geek Squad, can I help you?"

    Psychology Major
  • Saxonthebeach6Saxonthebeach6 Registered User Posts: 524 Member
    Nerds who like to spend Friday nights programming.

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