UCSD Comm vs UCI Lit Journalism

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I'm currently a second year at UCSD and a communications major. I recently applied and was accepted into UCI as a literary journalism major. I'm having the hardest time deciding. I mean, I'm enjoying the communications courses at SD but it's all theory and doesn't feel practical at all. And the social life at UCSD is pretty boring. I currently dance for a hip hop team at UCI so I drive up there 3x a week and I can def say the social life up there is better than SD. But social life aside, does anybody know how good the Literary Journalism program is at UCI compared to the Comm program at SD? I know they're two different subjects, but I generally want to work in the entertainment/broadcasting industry (not exactly sure what specific career path). Comm is more vague so I feel that it might be safer, where as with Lit journalism, I pretty much have to do journalism. Also, UCSD is generally a more prestigious university compared to UCI, but I know this might not help at all in today's job market. UCI being in orange county, is geographically better because there are more studio internship opportunities, but the city of San Diego is a major business hub and could be beneficial too. What do you guys think?</p>

<p>If you think you will be more happier at UCI than go for it. Don't let little prestige interfere with that.</p>

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Comm is more vague so I feel that it might be safer, where as with Lit journalism, I pretty much have to do journalism.

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<p>I don't think you have to pretty much do journalism. I would say the skills learned as a lit journalism major would be more practical than what you would get as a comm major. </p>

<p>The only thing I hate about the school of humanities is that they require 2 years of a foreign language for all its majors =/.</p>

<p>I say UCSD because communications can be more applicable to many others career opportunities than just a journalism lit degree. in my opinion of course!</p>

<p>Does UCSD really have a boring social scene???</p>

<p>^^From what I hear..It does. But that could change and I really think if you go beyond your way you wont be bored.</p>

<p>@iTransfer: you're kidding... 2 years of foreign language!? What if I already satisfied my 4 quarter foreign language requirement at UCSD? And took 3 years in high school?</p>

<p>@hellostranger57: mmm, there are definitely things that you can do to try and make it more fun. For example, I joined 3 clubs. But in the end, it's still pretty boring and most of my friends that are from Socal (including me) go home majority of the weekends.</p>

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@iTransfer: you're kidding... 2 years of foreign language!? What if I already satisfied my 4 quarter foreign language requirement at UCSD? And took 3 years in high school?

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<p>Not sure. You would have to ask them yourself. They require up to 2C of a foreign language. They might make you take 2 extra quarters? But at least you already started on it which is a good thing.</p>

<p>join a frat! that's what im going to do like first day on campus :D</p>

<p>@nujabes29: yeah frats def offer you a more social lifestyle. but they cost alot of money and destroy your grades. on a side note, i love Nujabes. RIP.</p>

<p>i love you too! :D</p>

<p>meh, i see greek life as an investment. where else can you have random a$$ life memories where you wake up like 4am just to go get someone a drink from quicklys then musst eat a box fulll of cheese. and access to the library of knowledge can be useful! overall, i think it's the networking that's most beneficial aside from the hookups to other social stuff :D</p>

<p>so does anyone have anymore opinion on this?</p>