In general are some college degrees more difficult than others.

<p>Naturally are some college degrees more difficult that others, or do you think overall they are equally difficult. That while each person would find some more difficult that others, others would find different ones more difficult so it all evens out. Or are some degrees them self simply more difficult for most people than others. </p>

<p>Forexample would you think a Statistics Major would be more difficult for most people than a home economics major.</p>

<p>Also in terms of difficulty how would you rank these majors if they are not all equal.</p>

Business Admin.
Biological Sciences
Computer Science

<p>Ranking in Difficulty:</p>

<p>Mathematics/Statistics > Physics > Engineering > Computer Science > Economics > Chemistry > Business Administration > Biological Sciences > History</p>

<p>I have to disagree with your biological sciences ranking.</p>

<p>And here I thought Math was an easy major... oh d-d-dear.</p>

<p>I thought engineering was the worse since it combines almost everything math and science</p>

<p>Well as a Statistics major I can tell you I take a lot more advance math courses than an Engineer would. So you don't learn almost everything in math as an engineer. Like an Engineer isn't required to take an advance Probability theory and Advance mathematical Statistics course or advance Linear Algebra, but my major is required too.</p>

Computer Science
Business Admin.

<p>I double majored in Computer Engineering and Math, and my math classes took 1/4 as much time as my Engineering classes.</p>

<p>I still feel Physics is probably harder than engineering and computer science.</p>

<p>I'm blue; i think economics is harder than business admin, isn't it?</p>

<p>In my opinion it is </p>

Computer Science
Business Admin

<p>u forgot the art/design category. where would that fit in?</p>

<p>While engineering does not go into Math or Statistics as in-depth as a Math or Statistics major would... (durr ;p) it is more generalist, more interdisciplinary, very difficult. Applied Sciences are also grouped with engineering. People majoring in the pure sciences/math usually go to liberal arts schools, with much more of their time free to fill with 'easier' classes like history or cultural studies or language... engineering students, on the other hand, spend much more time on technical material.
Not that Math/PureSciences are necessarily any simpler to understand or do... it's just that they demand a little less time and effort.</p>

<p>A typical engineering student has a GPA of about 2.7.</p>

<p>My rankings:
Engineering, Applied Math, Applied Physics.
Pure Sciences and Mathematics.
Everything else.</p>

<p>OK, as an indignant history major, I would have to say that stuff like this is entirely subjective. My friend is an engineering major and would do terribly as a history major because it is not his area of interest. He would be bored, and the writing component would be too difficult.</p>

<p>I don't even want to begin to imagine myself as a science major.</p>

<p>LOL Athena, some engineering students do cry at the idea of writing a 10+ page paper. "Where do I even begin???" They end up in remedial English composition courses.</p>

<p>I think Chemistry is much harder than you guys are ranking it. I knwo quite a few people who have majored in chem and have told me about their classes. It seems like a pretty intense major-remember, it's definitely not high school chemistry.</p>

<p>I majored in accounting and minored in physics and math.Honestly, accounting was probably harder in some ways than physics (certainly more work and memorization) and required less sophisticated mathematics. However, it certainly was a comparable major overall. Accounting is, by far, the toughest major in most business schools. My point is that you just can't say one major is necessarily tougher, especially if you lump all business majors together. </p>

<p>Secondly, I would think that this varies from school to school. In some schools, physics might be brutal but less so in other schools. English might be a very demanding major with all the reading and papers compared to a physics major. Thus, the hardness of the major will vary with the school.</p>

<p>In short, I am not sure that you can arrange to sort any major by toughness since each is tough in its own way.</p>


<p>Nor is college-level Physics the same as high school physics. Physics uses A LOT OF MATH even beyond Calculus.</p>

<p>To be objective and actually get a concrete answer to the question, let's consider some solid factors, tossing out things like "well, an X major would consider a Y major REALLY tough, so ha!" and "well, some of my friends told me it was mad hard."
Anyone have some statistics to offer here?</p>

<p>The number of credits required.
Median GPA of students majoring in the field.
Number of people who are weeded out of the major... etc.</p>

<p>Nationally, 1 out of every 3 Engineering majors eventually graduates with that major, i.e. fully 2/3 of them will drop out or switch majors. Engineering requires the most credits; often 3/4 of the 4 years of classes are specified or chosen from a list (the last 1/4 being general education), which explains the average graduation time of 4.5 to 5 years. The median GPA of Engineering majors is the lowest.</p>

<p>Also, I made my ranking of the relative difficulty of obtaining a bachelors degree in each major, NOT how hard the subject is as a whole. A Physics PhD is harder than a CS PhD, but a BS physics is not as hard as a BS CS. Similarly, a business major usually has to take a very structured curriculum, so I ranked it higher than economics.</p>

<p>im_blue your school must be different than mine, because I am doing a Statistics major with a double minor in Math, and Manegerial Econ. The number of Math, science, and engineering classes I must take to compleate this set is greater than most of the Engineering majors, including the CS major. Also my GE requirment is more difficult than those engineering students since their GE courses are from non math, science, and engineering classes. While most of mine must come from advance math and science courses.</p>