Which majors are /fa/? And which types of careers?
Which universities are /fa/? Not only talking about the students but the unis themselves.
Post your major and uni ITT
It's not about what you study, but your passion for it. If you're into marine biology, do it. If you're into comparative literature, do it. Having drive and ambition, no matter what you field, is what really counts.
srsly i copped these @ local mall yesterday, they're quite comfy
id rather do something i disliked doing for an exorbitant amount of money in a relatively short amount of time so i could retire and do whatever i wanted with the remaining half of my life, than make 20k a year doing something i enjoyed for the rest of my years
also W2C pants in OP
/fa/ degree is probably something like music theory as long as you aren't some pretentious asshole who thinks they're better than everyone else because of it, same for things like film, or classical art.
I'm studying biomedical science at Portsmouth university, not a great area but the course is decently regarded at PU.
Going to be starting Chemistry at Manchester University this september
Apparently the whole city is tumblrcore/hipster as fuck
At least it's well regarded for the subject and there's actually shit happening in the city
>Sometimes when your producer demands another unnecessary change that detracts from your original vision,it can be difficult to want to continue your course of action especially when you see the wreck they want to steer you into, ergh
In high school about to graduate
not really sure what I want to do yet I was thinking I want to do something in advertising cuz seemed fun
but I also want to actually have a job that makes me money to pay off the loans Ill have
should I just say fuck it and do something in engineering for job safety or go for something in advertising
I studied classical languages and literature in undergrad. It was extremely enjoyable, and has always impressed people or whatever when I tell them. However, I wish I'd also done something practical alongside the classics. I'm now in a doctoral program for psychology, but it took me a lot of time and energy to get from there to here.
In general, chemists are the people who discover how to create a new chemical product and chemical engineers are the ones who figure out how to mass produce those products. Chemical engineering involves more math than just chemistry, and in general chemical engineers get paid more than chemists.
U of Michigan is decently difficult to get into, especially the engineering program. The average ACT is a 30 or so (32 for engineering) and I think the average GPA is like a 3.8 unweighted. Also U of M has holistic admissions so they take all of your extra curricular activities into account.
Okay, that's good to know. Thanks.
So I won't get into michigan, then
would you know how hard it would be to get into other pretty reputable science (but not engineering) programs at universities such as UVA or UIUC? if not then whatever
engineering is not fa at all, in fact it is severely autismal and if you value you your agency as a human being you should switch immediately
nothing could be more wrong in the 21st century im afraid
extremely /fa/, depending on the jets. what kind of jets, anon?
very, very /fa/ combination
im studying english with a writing emphasis, and minoring in music. im as fa as they come, STEM fuccbois
don't do something you don't want to do just because it makes money
you'll be unhappy and stressed out your entire year, and might end up changing back to what you actually wanted to do instead.
I majored in history and minored in english in a small liberal arts college and had an awesome time. I have an ok office job now and though I don't make much it's enough that I moved out. I'm about to go to grad school for something unrelated but should have decent job prospects and the potential to have a solid career.
Humanities majors and/or a liberal arts education is pretty /fa/, but you have to be aware of the shortcomings and have some sort of realistic general plan if you want to have a successful post-grad life.
This thread is hilarious, it's the kind of thing I come to /fa/ for, liberal arts 50 grand toilet paper slips everywhere
It's fucking surreal, I can't even believe this place is actually in 4chan, it's completely disconnected from the site in every way, and arguably disconnected from reality, a board that has somehow 100% filled it's-self with retarded hipster liberal faggots
Whenever I'm bored I just come here and look at the front page and laugh at pretty much every post I see
It's such like a parody of the hipster "fashion" scene I cant even believe it's real, shitty thrift shop clothes, comical-looking edgy teenage haircuts like the hitler youth, and the times you post pictures of yourselves, oh god they're the best, none of you above a 3/10 , none of you above 18 years of age, and some of you are even shitskins
Just want to let you guys know 4chan loves you, you're the laughing stock of the site along with /mu/ and /lit/
I'm studying architecture which is somehow under the engineering department in my country.
Lots of hazing that lasted the whole freshman year and student organization activities going on which is p.cool.
I thought there will be a lot of hipster shit going on but actually it's 30:50:20 between hipster shit, really average people and stereotypical nerdy sad engineering students.
I'm on a second year of china studies, I am the only effey guy there (even though I am only heterosexual guy in here!). Other guys are full plebcore/dadcore "gentelmens" or "modern urban profesionals".
God I wish I was alredy in Shanghai.
Currently in a sabbatical year but I still have no idea which study I want to do. Everything I like is either not practical or would require me to move. I really think studying abroad would be cool but Dutch schooling system fucked me. With my high school diploma I can study abroad, but every cool major requires the highest level of high school diplomas.
Mechanical engineering, with a minor in nuclear. I intend to come back and get a major in nuclear as well, if life allows.
We can do so much better with nuclear power it just is not funny. The nuke plants we built in the 60s and 70s were outdated before they even broke ground, and their design was just as much to produce enriched uranium for use in bombs as it was to produce power. If we were to use modern technology to design a nuclear power plant whose sole purpose was energy production then nothing else, not even dirty ass coal, could compete, dollar per dollar. All with no pollution and, possibly, depending on the method used, maybe not even any waste products at all.
Moving to the Netherlands to study Creative Technology
Is it /fa/?
I know. It really sucks. People seem to think having a nuke plant in their backyard means they're going to have misshapen, mutated beasts wandering around and kids getting cancer left in right when, in fact, the additional radiation received for living within ~50 miles of a nuke plant for an entire year is approximately equal to the radiation received for eating a single banana. So eat one fewer banana a year, and you'll be the same as everyone else. Or don't, because banana's are incredibly unreactive and hardly have any measurable radiation at all.
And then the backward ass Japs had to fuck things up with Fukushima. I swear to god that place is basically a third world country. You wouldn't think it, but any Japanese industry that doesn't have to compete on a global scale (e.g. their power industry) is so fucking backwards that places like Thailand and certain countries in Africa put them to shame. Infested with nepotism, corruption, and incompetence, it's no surprise that they couldn't handle a nuke plant. The company running it had been caught in the 90's and publicly admitted to falsifying repair and maintenance reports on their nuke plants and guess how many people go fired? None. No names were even named. Because, you see, personal responsibility isn't a Japanese ethic. It's all about aversion of shame and dishonor over there.
Studied law for one year, most of the people in the major were narcissists and elitist, others were plain and boring. Lacklustre dress on pupils and staff but mostly above par. Some people wore pretty decent clothes though, still not very /fa/.
Going to study architecture in the fall, hoping for some positive change.
going 2 college to become audio engineer
could be pretty /fa/. chilling behind the scenes rolling with music people getting chung all day
probably just end up doing the sound for local theater or some other gay shit tho
I'm finishing my bachelor's in architecture mid next year. How's masters?
I need to make a decision on where my life should go but I have no idea right now. I wanted to work with only my bachelor's for a while then get a masters in a few years but uni would be too expensive to go back to by then because the Australian government fucked with university fees.
Fuck this gay earth.
I'm still undergrad, but basically it was the best option considering that nutrition was way to narrow. I want a broad understanding of how animals/plants/fungi interact with the human systems.
What do you want to do?
Interested in creating and understanding how drugs work, might specialize in neurochemistry or biotechnology (not sure yet)
Idk if I should do chemistry, or a biology field, or mix both
Alright then, thanks
so biochem teaches you chemistry and biology, or does it only teach you chemical interactions in biological systems?
if so, how is biochem different from, say, pharmacy/pharmacology?
BME sounds like it'd focus too much on the biology and especially on medicine, and not enough on the chemistry
Oh that's pretty cool
Do you think one could get in with mediocre to somewhat good high school grades and a pretty good SAT? I heard nyu didn't really give a shit about your extracurriculars either, idk if that's true
I actually have no idea on that one, pharmacy at my school is a completely separate college and you have to apply to get admitted. I have no idea what they learn.
Consider that you don't actually have to graduate when you hit your hours... you can continue taking classes as long as you want(and have the funds to do so.)`
Yeah I guess, I'm not that rich though so I'd like a major that's versatile enough considering that I also want to go to grad school
And pharmacy would've been nice but eh I don't feel like doing a pharma doctorate and all that shit, spending 150k on it and having as my only career choice the "selling meds to old people" thing
Mediocre to somewhat good means I can get anything from C- to A+ in pretty random subjects, my results are very irregular
I don't remember my SAT score exactly, I'll retake it (so I'll improve) but I think it was around 2000 (not less than that)
STEM, but not engineering. I'll be doing a life science or something, idk yet
will it be impossible?
2000 is good enough. I would have tried to be consistent with grades to keep at least B's in my classes, but if the classes that you got C's in are irrelevant to what you want to study in; then you have a chance.
Apply anyways, you have a chance.
2000 is good enough? Great, I'll try to get aroudn 2100-2200 still
yeah I know but sometimes I study and sometimes I don't so that means I can get a B in calculus and then drop to a C on something seemingly irrelevant like stats (high school level stats)
I'd say the subjects in which I suck for real are math and history (got a D in history at one point in 11th grade I think) but the rest is either medium or pretty good so there's that
does applying early decision change something to my chances of getting accepted?
yeah I'll do that
any tips for studying the SAT? tbh I didn't study at all for it, just learned the format and got a 2000 so perhaps if I studied a lot I could gain 100 to 200 points
>get decent aid
On their website they say they choose to accept you first and THEN you ask for financial aid so where's the problem?
also I'm not american but they say it's available to internationals so yeah
Given my grades I have no chance at Berkeley or UCLA, and not that much for UCSD, what's left?
will do, it's easier right? acceptance rate is like 65% compared to nyu's 30 something
And as I said above I thought the financial aid was need based or whatever
well yeah of course but i don't mean that, I mean the whole Early Decision thing which apparently gives one more chances since the school they're applying for ED will be their first choice
nah just really underpaid,over-caffeinated and overworked for a small time of your life oh and don't forget detailing to people the intricacies of using helvetica on a black background.Youre gonna want to party everyweekend.lol jokes aside you guys are really fun btw
>tfw this is what i want
>no uni or college offers a course where i am that isnt a subcategory in drama you have to major in just so you can minor in audio/theater tech and design
>spending every weekday sucking your professor's metaphorical dick
>lectures that often mandate attendance in the US (what, you think just because you're an adult we'll treat you like one? Fuck you.)
>being forced to study topics you don't have an interest in
>being forced to complete assignments that you have no interest in
College was originally for the leftover children. The firstborn would take over the business, the others would go into religious training. This new college-centric way of developing into adulthood is an almost entirely 19th century phenomenon
I want to create technology and medication that will solve manlet problems and will allow for artificial human growth without having to resort to butchering one's legs.
Is it possible? Where should I start? I'll be majoring in genetics next year.
I teach lit classes at the local university.
I also teach one Latin class and a Shakespeare class.
In my off hours I teach language classes. I'm currently teaching a class of five students Attic (Ancient Greek)
Is being a polyglot /fa/?
sorry for the late reply,
From uni of auckland, nz.
I'm finding it easier than I thought it would be since there are less papers to do. Its a lot more focused on the profession seeing more realistic projects, rather than conceptual ideas, though i'm pretty sure in your last year of bachelors is getting pretty serious already.
My thesis will start next year, so I don't really know too much about what thats gonna be like.
If architecture is really your thing go for it tho. Wouldn't be here if i didnt enjoy it. Sorry if this is a bit vague.
Economics and management with a minor in political science.
Might go for a masters in economics and go for that diplomat swag, or get a masters in logistics for job security and international NGO's, less /fa/ though.
>im as fa as they come, STEM fuccbois
this writing style and attitude is exactly what makes STEMfags un-fa
studying robotics engineering. un-fa people. un-fa course content. effay as fuck lifestyle though
Thinking about switching to petroleum engineering or interior design though.
Which is more effay?
Work at a small polymer plant as the only resident engineer.
Get paid very well, love the challenge of it all.
Got the Brains, muscle, and fashion sense now I just gotta find a girl who can live up to my expectations. Live in downtown houston high rise and loving life.
The thing about Engineering that sets it apart from everything else is you can make it into anything you want. I have friends that are patent lawyers, doctors, salesmen, ceo's,
All from going chemical engineering undergrad. There are several ChemE's from my previous jobs that did mechanical and electrical engineering Jobs as well.
Whatever you do don't be a fucking industrial engineer though
It's quite common. Just get in the right circles and ok promise you you'll meet some people who went that route.
Chemical Engineering is impressive to many med schools; sure it's non-traditional but it's a difficult degree nonetheless. Think about it, if you're recruiting for your med program you're going to see endless stacks of pre-med majors yet a ChemE degree will catch your eye.
It's not that I despise industrial engineering, but we engineers take pride in our major and see industrial as just another business major. While I'm taking electromagnetic theory and mass transfer, some industrial engineer is taking ergonomics and assembly Line design and saying he's better than or equal to our workload and skill level. This is my personal experience though.
Oh and as for what I do: all chemical plants today are based on designs from the 60's, most of what I do is look at how they're designed, point out where they are over designed and inefficient (basically fucking everywhere) , and come up with new concepts and techniques to achieve better stream composition, product quality, convenient valve locations etc etc. I also act as a middle man to explain to corporate why we can't do the ridiculous new standards they propose because science bitch!
But most importantly I tweak feed rates, run data on catalyst efficiency under given pressures and temperatures and make sure the operators of the units are happy.
Most engineers are practical rather than theoretical. We leave that to scientists with labs and smaller scale experimentation. However, I've done gold nanoparticle array research for cancer antigen detection which was fairly theoretical. I've been fortunate to
Have a lot of opportunity with my degree
It's actually not too strict. My university wasn't at least. I got to pick upper science electives (around 3 I think) and technical electives (nanoelectronics and photonics and corrosion control were mine). I didn't go to a very great school, it was a state school, but they paid literally every cent of my college career. Not too bad for a son of a single mother living in a poverty stricken area.
>On their website they say they choose to accept you first and THEN you ask for financial aid so where's the problem?
NYU is 68 grand a year and they're notorious for not giving any aid
>they say it's available to internationals
Not same guy, but I'm also studying ChemE with a specialization in biochemical / biomedical engineering.
Numerous courses on studying the human body, how it moves, and the math behind it. Very easy to see how you could transition into med, if you have a solid GPA, IMO.
Are you hoping to go into prosthetics/limb regrowth?
If you are, can you help me out?
I'm looking into doing that, but I don't want to regrow limbs, I wan't hectic robot limbs and machine eyes. In which direction is the field moving?
Would a Biomed/EE give me the best chance of getting into that sort of thing?
I go to a relatively expensive (like $45,000 per year) private school in California except I'm a poorfag (literally under $11,000 combined family yearly income when I applied). I pretty much rely on scholarship and financial aid. I have had to take out some loans, but they are low interest government loans (mostly subsidized)
Anyways, I go to the University of Southern California and am majoring in Public Policy. The department is ranked 7th in the nation as of 2012 from what I found
Image related is pretty much my everyday. I don't even know why I'm on this board
I really don't know what you mean by nice
It has a lot of attractive people and buildings if that's what you're asking, but I go to school to learn. I honestly felt like the education I got at the community college I went to (PCC) was better.
Anyways, I am pretty bitter for being a poorfag in a school for spoiled rich kids. I listen to kids complain about stuff like "daddy only bought me a BMW M3 when I specifically asked for an M5... I hate my daddy, he is the worst daddy ever." I go there because of the weight the diploma will hold and the fact that I have no car so it is pretty easy for me to get there by public transportation (about 3 hour commute per day though)
Sounds exactly like me at Sydney uni. Obviously Australian unis aren't that expensive (yet), but Usyd is the uni were all the snobs send their spoilt daughters and sons it's making me so bitter hearing how much money some of these people have, and I know they've never worked a day in their life. Today I overheard a conversation where one guy complained about not having quite enough to pay his rent that month, and the other guy said "You're only 2 grand short? 2 grand is virtually nothing mate?". 2 grand is a lot of fucking money to some people you cunt.
meh dude Melb, Syd and ANU are going to be like that. It's not even that bad, and you can be sure wankers like that were even shunned in schools like Kings or Cranbrook for, well, being wankers
just finished my first year in that major there, now added on a concentration in biopharmaceutical engineering and a minor in international studies (but that's just so i can learn neehongoo and party in berlin for a semester on the school's dime)
advice for you: get on dr. m's good side, don't bother with engr 151, take 100 first semester and don't do the biomech section
graduate college, spend the next 7 years getting your PHD/doing research, suck researchers dicks for the next 5 years after that and then come back and ask
btw the answer is its not possible
Because the barrier to researching and then succeeding in that research(not just making new discoveries but actually achieving the vision you set out for in undergrad) makes success virtually unattainable
you're better off having much more broad goals