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    College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    At least according to something called the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

    As an Engineer, I would agree with #1. Don't agree with #4 Arts and Humanities. I would have voted for Business with Accounting and Finance to be in top 4.


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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    I wouldn't agree with education either. I know a handful of education majors that graduated last spring that are struggling to find jobs.

    edit: I misunderstood the article. I figured it was about demand for these majors out of college.


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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    It's gotta be Marketing at #1. I put like 40 hours a week studying ;)



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Showing my bias here, but the absence of architecture is glaring.



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    I didn't feel that Finance was all that challenging.



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Which is why you hardly ever see D1 Athletes majoring in Engineering / physical sciences. Instead they get 'clustered' into curriculums like: Liberal Studies, General Studies, etc.

    "Hey coach, I can't make it to practice on Tue & Thur till 4pm because I got Organic Chem lab"...



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Showing my bias here, but the absence of architecture is glaring.
    I'd agree with that. I'm not an architecture guy, but I know some who are and their hours are ridiculous. Just to plan devil's advocate, perhaps the article included architecture within engineering (some folks see architecture as being closely-related to engineering...with the ability to make things aesthetically pleasing added into the mix).

    In response to the OP regarding arts/humanities, some of those majors require immense time commitments due to practicing and such. Music and theater would have such requirements. Their examples of philosophy and the classics wouldn't seem as likely to have such a time requirement.


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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Finance had about 3 tough classes... that's about it




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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    If you have 3 tough classes in finance you took about 2 tough classes too many. My finance degree had 1 difficult class (International Finance with Cowan).

    Accounting on the other hand....387 sucks, 485 sucks, and there are plenty of others you can take as classes that suck.



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    I'd agree with that. I'm not an architecture guy, but I know some who are and their hours are ridiculous. Just to plan devil's advocate, perhaps the article included architecture within engineering (some folks see architecture as being closely-related to engineering...with the ability to make things aesthetically pleasing added into the mix).

    In response to the OP regarding arts/humanities, some of those majors require immense time commitments due to practicing and such. Music and theater would have such requirements. Their examples of philosophy and the classics wouldn't seem as likely to have such a time requirement.
    Agreed. At first I laughed when I saw arts/humanities but then realized that does include the performing arts. I was friends with a girl in college who was majoring in theater/dance and the hours that she put in was crazy let alone the physical aspect it took on her body. She talked me into taking a dance class with her for part of my gen eds and I walked away with a new respect for how physically demanding dance is at that level. Most are still crazy as all get out however, HOT but crazy.



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I didn't feel that Finance was all that challenging.
    I agree. I was drunk 6 nights a week and still got a 3.8 GPA with my finance major. I think my minor in Spanish was more difficult than my major.



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    If you have 3 tough classes in finance you took about 2 tough classes too many. My finance degree had 1 difficult class (International Finance with Cowan).

    Accounting on the other hand....387 sucks, 485 sucks, and there are plenty of others you can take as classes that suck.
    Arnie Cowan was ridiculous.




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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    At least according to something called the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

    As an Engineer, I would agree with #1. Don't agree with #4 Arts and Humanities. I would have voted for Business with Accounting and Finance to be in top 4.


    College Majors That Are Most Demanding - Yahoo! Education
    Have you ever had a major in the LAS college? For example, a lit major will read about six novels a semester, lowballing it, in addition to textbooks, writing long papers, and so on. That's actually very demanding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    Arnie Cowan was ridiculous.
    Never took a class with him. My favorite professor was Mark Power. That dude is a boss!



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    Re: College Majors That Are Most Demanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    Have you ever had a major in the LAS college? For example, a lit major will read about six novels a semester, lowballing it, in addition to textbooks, writing long papers, and so on. That's actually very demanding.
    Good point.

    Engineering sucks balls though. Every time I had a class that didn't suck, I followed it up with one that was ridiculously horrible. I stuck around way too long. MIS was a way better fit for me and I'm actually using some of what I learned there in my job now. I wish I would have started out there.



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