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# I have a question about majors? (ecnomics)

Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited June 2012
I'm going to be a freshman this fall and right now I'm undeclared. I'm thinking of switching to economics before the school year starts but I've read a bunch of posts about it. Apparently it's extremely difficult because of some crazy curve? Is there someone in this major who could talk more about it?
Also what's the difference between the 3 economic majors exactly? One has mathematics and one accounting, but what is really different for the content? Which one is the hardest, or would be more useful for a career after college?
Post edited by jazthespaz on

## Replies to: I have a question about majors? (ecnomics)

• Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
here...

More useful for a career, I'd say.... 1.) Econ and Accounting 2.) Econ and Math 3.) Econ... Although it depends on how you network yourself...and really what you plan on doing after college etc..

Oh and yes the curve sucks for the pre-major classes. I think it was something like this...
A = top 6%
A- = next 6
B+ = next 12
B = next 12
B- = next 12

So basically you can see only top 48% will get a b- or better (2.7 = b- , note you need a 2.85 in your pre-reqs to get into the major, therefore if you get a C in one of these classes it will hurt you).
• Registered User Posts: 2,678 Senior Member
Oh and yes the curve sucks for the pre-major classes. I think it was something like this...
A = top 6%
A- = next 6
B+ = next 12
B = next 12
B- = next 12

iirc this is rarely enforced...most econ students get what they would otherwise get; of course, they make everything quite hard...
• Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
^^ False, grades followed exactly those scales...at least in Econ 1 and 2, which I took this year. Im pretty sure less than 5% of the class had over a 90% in my Econ 1 class for example. Professor set the A- scale (top 12%) at an 88% I think. So in some cases, it actually help you sometimes.
• Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
yo! taylorgangorsply
i'm an incoming freshman admitted for engineering but i don't think i will stick with it...
what percentage of pre majors do you think actually get the major? i'm considering econ & accounting but the curve is holding me back
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