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    Schools Florida: university options

    I'm a UF engineering major, so I'm more familiar with each school's engineering department (not so much science/physics). But my (biased) opinion would be UF > UCF > USF > FSU
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    Programs Telling your professors what your major is

    Engineers are basically just plumbers and construction workers. (just kidding... I'm an engineering major myself :smile:)
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    Programs Do you actually have to work for 15 hours a day to get an engineering degree?

    Completely agree. I find that a lot of engineering courses (especially the heavily math-based ones) just kind of "make sense" to me, and so not that much studying is required. Problem sets can take a while sometimes but it's not too bad. The course I've had to study the most for so far was...
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    Programs Do employers look at your major or what classes you have taken?

    People graduate from undergrad with nothing to list on their resume but coursework? Wow, that is really sad.
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    Summer getting too hard for you? Post your Fall Schedule to cool down!

    Tentative: Process Thermodynamics Fluid and Solid Operations Energy Transfer Operations Business Finance
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    Schools Does anyone know which college math course uses conics the most?

    ...are you in high school or university?
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    Post Your Grades for Spring Term

    I went to high school for two years in Canada and two years in the US. At my Canadian school, 80+ was an A; at the American school, 90 was the cutoff. However, the coursework and grading at the American school was much, much easier. In Canada, it was very difficult to get above a 90 in a...
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    Number of credits

    We need more information. Do you work full time? Do you have a family you need to spend time with? etc. etc. If you're just a regular college student who only feels like taking 9 hours, yes, that'll look bad.
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    Physics or something else?

    Are you sure?
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    Should I get my Masters in Electrical Engineering?

    Is there any reason you didn't intern anywhere during undergrad? Anyways, I'm a ChemE major, but at both places I've interned, there is no difference between an applicant with a B.S. and one with an M.S. - no difference at all in terms of placement, salary, rank (in the company), etc. In fact...
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    Can I get into MIT, cal Berkeley or Stanford?

    Completely false. I did my first half of high school in Canada and the second half in the US. I was amazed at how terrible the American high school was in comparison to my Canadian one. American education seems to be focused completely on "teaching to the test". There were several people in my...
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    Programs I Don't Know What To Major In!

    Why are people so fond of this expression? When have you ever met a starving high school teacher?
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    Business Statistics or Calc 1 w/ analytical

    Hey! I am gonna be a junior at UF in the fall. You'll have a blast here. Since you said you should definitely take Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (MAC 2311). I'd suggest taking it with Dr. Edwards. However, what's your major? And is there even a class called "Business Statistics"? Are...
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    Programs Should I bother getting either of the associates degrees I almost qualify for

    If you're getting a Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree will do absolutely nothing for you, ever. Don't bother if you have to go to any extra work.
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    Courses You know how they say a B in a difficult course > A in an easy course?

    I'm not sure how it works for grad school, but I know that this thread's title is incorrect with regards to medical school admissions. I often hear of pre-med students being encouraged to pick the easiest major they can, in order to maximize their GPA. The courses you take make no difference -...
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    Programs Hardest Engineering Degree?

    I'm not an engineering major, but at my school, Chemical is often considered the most difficult. Conversely, Industrial/Systems is always considered the easiest. Any engineering major will answer this if asked.
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    Post your Fall 2010 schedule!

    So many people taking summer classes... ew. Fall 2010 - 1. Physics 2 w/ Calc (Electricity & Magnetism) 2. Analytical Chemistry 3. Human Physiology 4. Beginning Chinese 1 :D
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    Schools University Education and Financial Security

    The purpose of going to University is not, and never has been, "to get a job". It is "to learn". You choose a subject you like, and have the opportunity to spend a couple years studying it. If you want a quick program that'll qualify you for a fairly well-paid, in-demand job, check out trade...
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    Programs Physics major difficulty

    Going to have to disagree with most people in this thread. If you want to go to medical school, the best thing to do is to major in the thing that YOU are the most passionate about. Regardless of its perceived difficulty to others, your own interests are the ones in which you will be the most...
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    Differential geometry or number theory (which to take)

    What is a PMAT degree? I googled it and all I found was "Pharmaceutical Microbiology Advanced Training".
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    Courses Taking full course load with labs -NEED GUIDANCE

    You described the exact courseload of a second-year chemistry major in Canada, plus the modern physics. So if you're already a pretty good student, just think of it as taking one extra course. Shouldn't be too bad.
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    Courses Transferring and reading courses

    From reading your post, it sounds to me like you'd be much better off staying where you are. You have great relationships with friends and professors where you are, and it sounds like you're near the top among your school's math students. You're even getting special treatment from the...
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    I have a question about first-year Calculus

    Everything you said is correct. That being said, you might want to make sure that the University will accept the community college credit (they probably will, but just make sure). Also, remember to enjoy your summer! :D
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    Med school

    The others are right, you are going to have some trouble with that GPA. What you could consider doing is a post-bac program; I've heard of many people doing this to enhance their application. Many schools offer something like a non-research, 1-year master's degree in microbiology or public...
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    Programs Most useful double major/minor?

    My dad's friend did this, and got a job with Microsoft before they were famous. He is a multi-millionaire today.
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