What Should Your College Major Actually Be?

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Does Shakespeare excite you? Does quantum mechanics turn you on? Maybe helping people is your thing? No matter what your interests, choosing a college major is difficult enough to make even standardized tests look like a piece of cake. Take our quiz and find out what your major should REALLY be. . .


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Electrical Engineering

V=IR? Sounds A-OK! With a strong aptitude in math and an interest in electronics, Electrical Engineering might be just the major for you! Encompassing everything from signal processing and circuit design to engineering power lines, electrical engineers learn how to harness electromagnetism to transmit and process information and power. One of the most intellectually-demanding majors, electrical engineering will teach you in-depth mathematics, rigorous logic, and the basis for how almost all modern gadgetry is made from cell phones to power lines. Like most engineering disciplines, electrical engineering gives you a good blend of theory and hands-on practical lab experience, leans more heavily on abstract mathematics than more ‘tangible’ engineering majors like mechanical or civil. While of course great if you want to be an engineer, the mathematical and logical skills you learn as an electrical engineering major will well prepare you for careers in finance, medicine, law, business, or any field where strong analytical skills are needed. Sure your “dork rating” might go up by a few points, but you’ll get the last laugh as you find it easier to get a job than your English-major friends! Other majors you might consider: Physics, Math, Financial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Philosophy

Mechanical Engineering

Okay, so maybe you’re not quite Tony Stark, but with a strong aptitude for math and physics and an interest in how machines work, mechanical engineering might be for you! Drawing from a broad range of fields including physics, math, materials science, and others, mechanical engineering majors learn how to build complex machines, whether robots or racecars. Like most engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering gives you a good blend of theory and hands-on practical lab experience, and will teach you in-depth mathematics, rigorous logic, an intuitive sense of physics. Unlike more abstract types of engineering like electrical, mechanical engineers benefit from a strong ability to visualize things in their mind clearly, and benefit from a strong visual / spatial sense. While of course great if you want to be an engineer, the mathematical and logical skills you learn as an electrical engineering major will well prepare you for careers in finance, medicine, law, business, or any field where strong analytical skills are needed. Sure your “dork rating” might go up by a few points, but you’ll get the last laugh as you find it easier to get a job than your English-major friends! Other majors you might consider:  Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Materials Science, Physics
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do you feel about calculus?
    • A. 

      Calclu-who?

    • B. 

      It's 'Aight

    • C. 

      I can do it if I have to...but I don't want to have to..

    • D. 

      I f(n) = love^it

  • 2. 
    Your professor assigns you to read a 300 page book and write a 10,000 word essay on it......due in two weeks.  Your reaction is...
    • A. 

      It'll be fine....if my other courses aren't too crazy...

    • B. 

      ...hello? Are you okay? I think you blacked out for a second there...

    • C. 

      Super easy! You've already read that book and written a postmodern critique of it on your daily blog...

    • D. 

      Um, sure...it'll be fine... ...they have Cliff Notes for that, right?

  • 3. 
    How much wood would a woodckuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    • A. 

      Well, if I assume a woodchuck can chuck approximately 25% of its weight daily and the average woodchuck weighs approximately 8 pounds, then if I divide...

    • B. 

      If a woodchuck chucks wood in a forest but no one hears it...is there really such a thing as "wood"?

    • C. 

      It really depends on how the woodchuck's motivations...

    • D. 

      Yes.

  • 4. 
    Sitting at a desk reading, writing, or working at a computer all day every day sound...
    • A. 

      ...like exactly what I want...

    • B. 

      ... doable...

    • C. 

      ...okay, but I'd rather be moving more...

    • D. 

      ...soul destroying...

  • 5. 
    Which fact about Chuck Norris is MOST true?
    • A. 

      When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he had 3 missed calls from Chuck Norris.

    • B. 

      Chuck Norris doesn't need the period table - the only element he needs is the element of surprise.

    • C. 

      Chuck Norris doesn't call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.

    • D. 

      There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.

  • 6. 
    Being able to get a decent-paying job easily when you graduate...
    • A. 

      ...is my absolute #1 priority

    • B. 

      ...matters, but not as much as my long-term potential

    • C. 

      ...distracts people from focusing on true learning

    • D. 

      ...job? What job?

  • 7. 
    With which sense is the most beauty found?
    • A. 

      Sight

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Taste

  • 8. 
    People...
    • A. 

      ...are fascinating

    • B. 

      ...keep me from doing real work

  • 9. 
    Be Honest: What Fulfills you the Most?
    • A. 

      Helping People

    • B. 

      Challenging Yourself Intellectually

    • C. 

      Expressing Yourself / Being Creative

    • D. 

      Understanding The World Around You

    • E. 

      Building Something Tangible

    • F. 

      Being Financially Well Off

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