What is Your Major? Specific Majors Q&A!

<p>Hey guys!</p>

<p>This should be a pretty fun thread.
How it works-- Post your major/program along with any questions you have about it. </p>

<p>I will then forward your question(s) to someone I know who is in that major. You should get answers back since people are pretty friendly and helpful at WashU.</p>

<p>I have some questions about PNP. Mainly, how is it for people who want to do neuroscience research? Also, would it be relatively easy for a PNP major to minor in say, Italian? Oh, and one more: are PNP majors able to study abroad?</p>

<p>Thanks for posting your question here soccer_girl4life!
I have emailed your question to a PNP student. Once they reply, I will update this thread!</p>

<p>soccer_girl4life,</p>

<p>The awesome PNP friend has replied back with answers to your PNP questions. </p>

<p>Be sure to check out Undergraduate</a> | PNP at Washington University in St. Louis.</p>

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<li><p>How is it for people who want to do neuroscience research?
Research: a lot of PNP cognitive-neuroscience track students are engaged in neuroscience research. At the med campus, there are researchers doing imaging studies (mainly fMRI, I haven't heard much about people using PET), and on the Danforth campus, there are several professors doing electrophysiology research. Although a lot of neuroscience concentration PNPers apply for medical school, one friend who is applying for graduate neuroscience programs has already received at least one acceptance. I'm pretty sure that the WashU undergrad program prepares people well for getting into good grad programs.</p></li>
<li><p>Also, would it be relatively easy for a PNP major to minor in say, Italian?
You can definitely fit in an unrelated minor along with a PNP major. You just have to plan your semesters really well from the start.</p></li>
<li><p>Are PNP majors able to study abroad?
There is an opportunity to study abroad at the University of Edinburgh (UK) for PNP majors.</p></li>
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<p>thanks for the great answers so far! I'm very interested in PNP, but not planning to be pre-med. Will I be in good company?</p>

<p>Hi, my major is in economics. </p>

<p>Is there any required courses in Freshman other than those economics requires? Like do we have to take some sort of writing or biology or something like that?</p>

<p>I'm a Biology major with a Pre-Med concentration.</p>

<p>Soundwave - </p>

<p>All freshmen (exempting engineers who place out of it) take Writing 1 sometime their freshmen year. That is the only class required by WashU for all students. No clue about the economics major requirements for freshmen, although I'm sure you could actually even get into sophomore year before starting any economics classes (if you so desired).</p>

<p>thx! Well, the economics professor wrote to me and told me the required courses, so basically I understand what I should take to be into economics department</p>

<p>Anyone have information about physics or math major (non-engineering)?</p>

<p>Hi Green678!</p>

<p>--Anyone have information about physics or math major (non-engineering)?
Someone also asked this question, and I have asked my math major (non-engineer) friend whether he would be willing to answer questions. He's incredibly friendly (besides also being an incredible student and upper division math TA). Please check your private message inbox since I sent you his contact info.</p>

<p>Hi Soundwave,</p>

<p>I just noticed your question about economics in the other thread. I will find a student who is majoring in economics for you, and get you connected with him/her.</p>

<p>Hi wishfulwildcat,</p>

<p>"I'm very interested in PNP, but not planning to be pre-med. Will I be in good company? "</p>

<p>Yes. I know at least three PNP, non-premed students.</p>

<p>One is planning to go to biology graduate school and do research. Another is applying to psychology graduate school. The third is planning to go a graduate program in social work. So as you can see, PNP students vary in career plans and are not all pre-med; I'm sure you will be in good company!</p>

<p>Hey dlee93,</p>

<p>"I'm a Biology major with a Pre-Med concentration."</p>

<p>If you are a premed, you might be interested in the WashU Premed Questions and Answers thread that I posted on this forum (WUSTL 2014 subforum). Please check it out. Let me know if I forgot anything. Thanks!</p>

<p>thx, zenith, that'll help alot</p>

<p>Hey Zenith,</p>

<p>This is kind of specific, but I'm a hopeful art major (comm. design) accepted as a JProg. Do you know anyone in the same situation and could you ask them about their experience and how their core curriculum worked out?</p>

<p>Thanks.</p>

<p>Hi Quirindongo,</p>

<p>Congrats on your acceptance. I have a communications design friend; I will contact him for you. Also, I will find someone to answer your questions about the JProg. Please give me a few days. ^_^</p>

<p>-zenith</p>

<p>Hi Zenith,</p>

<p>I'm debating what majors to choose (though related to premed), and I'm still deciding whether I want to end up in the art&sci or engineering (I chose BME on the washu supplemental). One of the factors that arose was undergraduate scholarships that you were talking about that we could apply during our undergraduate studies (something about a Moog scholarship?) I was just wondering if something similar would be available for engineering students as well, or is it exclusive for art&sci students? Also, you said it was highly competitive. Is it just as hard as the admission merit scholarships?</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>I see there is a new Dean of the Engineering Dept....My Son is interested in possibly BME or EE. I know these are quite different so I'm concerned what is happening at the school that caused another change and is Salvatore P. Sutera leaving Wash U? Also do the other engineering depts compare in a respect level to the BME and other top 40 Engineering schools as it seems that BME has been a focus of late so I'm concerned about alternatives if my S isn't totally sure of BME at this point. </p>

<p>Thanks for any insight into the real scoop here.</p>

<p>Soundwave,</p>

<p>I've PMed you my friend's responses to your Economics questions. Hope they help!</p>