If I enjoy calculus, will I enjoy Engineering?

<p>I'm still a freshman so I'm dabbling like everywhere. I really enjoy history/arts, but my older sister keeps insisting to at least do a double major with an engineering degree. I'm not quite sure what to expect with a degree in engineering, though. I enjoy math, especially calculus...pretty much anything applied. Not much with Statistics, though. I'm not a big natural science guy, either. I'm definitely looking into it since I like practical majors that foster creativity at the same time (like architecture which is what I really want to do, as well). The thing is that, I have no idea where to start for engineering! They have a TON of different options ranging from Aerospace, Agricultural/Biological, Architectural, Bioengineering, Chem Engineering, Civil and Environmental, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, etc. - a plethora of choices! I really enjoy the idea of designing and building, planning out and all sorts. Would Architectural and Civil be somewhere I should start at? I'd love to just major in History, but I know I'd be better off if I pair it with a more applicable degree since I like heavy math, anyway. Any advice would be super helpful...thanks!</p>

<p>Don't major in engineering for the sake of majoring in it. If you really wanna get into it, great, but it's tough and requires dedication. Perhaps consider computer science?</p>

<p>I've been looking at that, too, as well! I guess I need to just try some classes and see which I like the best.</p>

<p>If you enjoy math, why not major in math?</p>

<p>The job outlook for architects is pretty terrible right now. Civil is not great but is considerably better. I am in civil and love it. Working the first term of my co-op now and I like it allot. I don't know if architecture would use calculus allot. Civil uses it but less so than some of the other engineering majors. You take about the same amount of calculus classes but many jobs will not require you to use it allot. I don't know if this is the case for other engineering majors.</p>

<p>Why do you like calculus? The big thing is if you enjoy problems solving. That is what engineering is.</p>

<p>Engineering is a lot more than math. Not particularly caring for the natural science is probably a warning sign that you might not like engineering. I think how you feel about physics is a decent indicator. There is a certain potential for being creative with engineering but probably not enough of it if your primary goal is to be creative. Architecture is probably a good bet, although it won't put much of your math skills to use.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the advice, guys.</p>

<p>I've realized that Engineering is probably a field I'd rather not get into. I'm looking into more the quantitative side of Business since I really like Economics. Anyway, thanks again everyone!</p>

<p>Well it seems like you've made up your mind. Good luck with whatever you pursue!</p>

<p>Take physics, and see how you like it. Engineering is applied physics. Has a creative aspect if you're at a high enough level.</p>