Economics or Finance Major

<p>I am a current freshman at UF in my third semester (I started Summer B 2011). Currently, I am an accounting major. However, I am in ACG2021 - it's quite boring. The class is not hard to me academically; I just cannot see myself doing the work. </p>

<p>I do eventually want to go to law or business school. Right now I am leaning towards law school, not for business law necessarily. I chose a business major because I just like business in general. In either choice, business or law school, my GPA will matter. Luckily, I have a year or two to decide.</p>

<p>Anyway, I am going to switch to either finance or economics within the business college. I honestly have equal interest in either subject. I really just want to major in which one tends to have higher grades. I know it sounds stupid, but it matters for professional school admissions.</p>

<p>I do not know many economics or finance majors, only a lot of accounting majors. I was wondering which degree could be considered easier or better for GPA and rigor?</p>


<p>Not too sure about Finance, but I'm an Economics major and it doesn't seem too bad. The workload is pretty low so you can get really anal going for the 4.0 and it won't be too time consuming. You'll probably have at most 3-4 tough major classes over your entire career. I think it's a pretty overrated major which is good in case law school doesn't work out, and prob what I would do if I were going to law school. It is still likely not that great on its own and I plan to take lots of math looking to add another major/minor.</p>

<p>I don't think Finance is too bad either I'd expect a similar 3-4 tough classes max. Econ in CLAS will be more flexible though so you can take a good combo of really easy classes and the types of classes you excel at and are interested in.</p>

<p>my advice to you is to not screw yourself over this early by refusing to challenge yourself in the name of getting into law school. a) thats just lazy, b) you don't even know what you want to do, c) professional schools, despite all the hoopla about numbers, do look at your academic rigor, and d) your decisions now will greatly effect your opportunities outside of professional school in the future.</p>

<p>that said, if you want to throw away 4 years of undergrad and have no chance of getting a decent job after graduation if law/'business' school doesn't pan out, CLAS econ has the fewest hard requirements.</p>