I have had only one true and undying passion all my life: the mountains (trekking, caving etc)
and I must confess that a job confining me to a chair in front of a computer would also murder me in time.
Due to this ...problem, as most of those around me see it, I chose Geology as my major a long time ago. I was then advised to switch to Environmental Studies because it's less of a career that will lead you to ruin, they say. That's fine with me, as long as it involves field work and nature in general, it's ok but then I saw comments here on the forums that Environmental Engineering will bring along 15 000 dollars more a year that Environmental Studies. IS THIS REALLY TRUE? It cannot be impossible to combine a job with one's passion, especially if one is good at it.
Ah, and yes, Stanford would be among my first college choices so what do you guys know about Geology/Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering at Stanford?