How many majors...?

<p>Hi Guys!</p>

<p>I m person who is interested in many subjects.I just want to ask that how many majors are allowed in college...?</p>

<p>I have read that you can do as many as you want...Does it mean that a person can do 8 majors ?</p>

<p>A major is a set of required classes. So although you can complete as many majors as you want, three or more is pretty rare because that's a lot of required classes. Many people do just one major and then take what interests them, and when they find that a lot of the classes that they're interested in are within another major/minor, they add on that concentration.</p>

<p>you can always just take the classes you like individually instead of taking the WHOLE major</p>

<p>Each major will cover a wide variety of subjects already. A major in engineering and humanities will cover an extremely large range of subjects including Math, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, English, History, Communication, Ethics, etc. etc. etc.</p>

<p>Just because it's a "major" and is defined, doesn't mean you only learn one subject.</p>

<p>I understand what you guys are saying.But my goal is different.For example if i study engineering and philosophy..i will graduate with two different degrees......</p>

<p>Following are the areas that i want to study/major in college....</p>

may be computer science or social work...</p>

<p>Note:Studying three sciences is not alot..because you have to take the same classes..i guess samething goes to other areas ...</p>

<p>Math + Chemistry + Physics = Chemical Engineering
Math + Chemistry + Physics + Biology = Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry + Biology + Math = Biochemistry
Philosophy + Journalism + social = various liberal arts majors or some humanities major.</p>

<p>Computer science is the only one that's out of place; it's the only one you're looking at that can't be covered by "knocking two birds with one stone," so to say.</p>

<p>^^Well,i agree with you....But i dont understand what was your point ...are you saying that i should major in chemical engineering,biomedical,biochem....rather than majoring in separate subjects.....?</p>

<p>If you really want to explore the various topics more in depth like that. For instance, I want to learn a lot about chemistry, biology, and math because those are 3 of my 4 favorite subjects, so Biochemistry is one of the primary majors I am considering.</p>

<p>If you want to major in separate subjects, it's different. For instance, would you truly want a math major? After you take the borderline classes, the upper-level classes can get difficult and boring. You'll explore the subject extremely in depth, but it's not sensible to combine subject majors like that since they're so defined and you learn that particular subject so in depth. They won't relate to each other and may not help you very much depending on your job. For example, you can double major in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, but the chemistry major won't do very much for you in terms of job prospects as an engineer.</p>

<p>If you want to explore the various subjects because they interest you so much, I would rather choose a major that encompasses more, and then go onto graduate school after you realize which specific subject it is that really sparks your interest, than to major in a range of specific subjects. Btw, my notion for Biomedical Engineering wasn't serious, you don't want a BS in that.</p>

<p>Basically i want to pursue my career into medicine.I m very interested in pure science as you can tell.Usually people do double majors and its not a lot of burden.One of my friend majored in all three sciences (Bio,Chem,Phy).He didn't have any work load.</p>

<p>As you said that i can do major in Chemical Engineering..Will i be able to go to medical school with Engineering Degree ...?</p>

<p>lol, you're treating majors like possible classes you want to take. Most people major in one subject, that doesn't mean that's the only thing they'll be interested in studying in college. Bio, chem and physics may have some overlapping classes but that doesn't mean it's easy to triple major in them. </p>

<p>It doesn't sound like you're in college yet. Once you're in college, you'll realize that one major is enough for most people.</p>

<p>^ Precisely. As well, as a prospective medical student, you may certainly be able to handle two majors without a problem, but make sure you complete your research on the matter. It's not an easy path.</p>

<p>You can get into medical school with any degree, however the catch for an engineering degree is that engineering degrees are harder than most other degrees at most places, so you're working much harder to get the same grade and risking much more. Not advising against it, just making sure you realize what you're getting yourself into. You should research a lot more to get a lot of your general concerns out of the way.</p>

<p>Why don't you ask college? Try 10, maybe it will fly. Are you going to be in UG for 20 years?</p>

<p>schrizto ....the reason why i want to major in so many subjects is i can have more opportunity for jobs after graduating...</p>

<p>and you are right i m not in college....i m sophmore in HS..and taking 3 AP classes...6 nxt year..</p>

<p>EngineerHead....Isnt engineering part of science..? If yes then why it is difficult ?</p>

<p> i dont want to stay UG for 20 years.....i just have a passion to learn many one time...I m just a sophmore..and I m in AP physics..with seniors..i guess i m the only sophmore taking this class in whole district...</p>

<p>OMG, and I suppose you want us to be amazed at your accomplishments? There are freshmen who take 3 AP classes at our school.</p>

<p>You need to research more on this, your knowledge on minute details is lacking. Relax buddy, you've got a lot of time. First things first, you gotta make sure you GET into a school. Just give high school another year and see if it doesn't answer most of the questions and concerns you have.</p>

<p>Majoring in multiple subjects doesn't result in significantly better job opportunities than just one major, so don't triple major just to impress. It's about how you do in it. You have to think practically.</p>

<p>Majoring all of those subjects will probably take just about 10 years. Remember, again, a major is a set of required courses, and oftentimes if you want to major in something related, say chemistry and biology, many schools will not let you count more than a certain number of courses for both if there are 14 courses required for a major in bio, and 14 required for chemistry, and maybe 5 overlapping, the school will require you to take 2 or 3 extra courses in bio or chem. </p>

<p>Most people who do triple majors have majors such as Psychology as their 3rd major AND they have taken summer courses and overloaded their schedule every semester during the regular academic year (not to disparage Psychology, but Psychology takes 9 courses to major in vs. 15-16 courses for some majors)</p>

<p>You're not going to really get any advantage out of all those majors since you want to go into medicine anyways, and so just take the courses you're interested in. Plus, I don't think it will be possible even if you tried to major in 7 things at most schools, because many schools have a 7 year limit, that is they will only count courses towards graduation if you took them within the last 7 years, and it might just barely be possible to major in those 7 subjects in 7 years if you overloaded each semester of the academic year, and then took 2 or 3 courses every single summer session...and even then you probably wouldn't be able to do all 7.</p>

<p>"Isnt engineering part of science..? If yes then why it is difficult ?"</p>

<p>-Just the fact of life. Science classes are challenging at college, but not all of them. Gen. Chem. is not that hard, for example. There is no easy engineering classes. They even recommend not to be engineering major for pre-meds, because it is known that it will lower your college GPA. Engineering by far is academically most challenging major.</p>

<p>I have been argued at to great lengths that no major is harder than another, and saying that any major or subject is harder than another is wrong - that it is all simply "a function of the individual." There's no doubt that this side could be argued reasonably, as obviously there are those who study better with theory and those who study better via reading/memorization, but what do you guys say, no major is harder than another?</p>

<p>^Oh, yes, just see how many engineers are in sororities/fraternities. Good luck searching!</p>