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Should I major in mathematics, physics, or engineering?
After some time in college I've realized I want to major in the STEM field, because I love solving complex problems and a challenge. Math and physics are challenging and require critical thinking, and I enjoy studying hard to understand the concepts. But I don't know if I should major in math, physics, or engineering, because all three fields are intriguing in their own way. Which of these require the most creativity and critical thinking/problem solving? Topics that I find fascinating include astronomy, aerospace, string theory, the physics behind rollercoasters/cars/airplanes, calculus, trigonometry, and other topics as well. Also, I hate being bored. I get anxiety when I'm bored, so I need to major in something that allows me to constantly be on my feet and doing things. I wouldn't even mind a career path that would allow me to work outdoors and away from artificial light, and if not that, then something hands-on perhaps like engineering. However, another part of me doesn't know if I will be truly satisfied as an engineer, because I'm afraid my job will be stagnant, and I won't be able to learn more and expand my mind to new theories and ideas. And yet another part of me dreams of being able to solve math problems all day and just appreciating the beauty of math, because I truly and strongly believe that math is just as much an art as it is a science. So anyone have any ideas of what should I major in?13 replies
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