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Most practical major

  1. Jan 16, 2014 #1
    Engineering, math, physics, and chemistry graduates : What items can you produce with only what you learned in school with $100? $1000? List all of them with each having its seperate $100 or $1000 budget. List skills you learned that are useful in life that are free as well, such as, finding the best seat in a movie theater, more-or-else common things. I will also accept a list of things you can repair or fix. Again, all knowledge must be only from your school. Include your major, school, and percentage of education used for everything you listed( engineering majors can omit science and math, and science majors can omit math for this percentage).

    No offense to math majors but if I want to work on something that is pointless, I would rather level up a character in a video game. Well, that pretty much seems what math is relative to the other majors. And im sure math is gonna have trouble being generally useful. It seems more useful for very specific topics and bigger picture kinda thing, keeping in mind that the school is pretty much going to teach you the imperative math for science and engineering majors. There is little chance I will revolutionize any math so may as well go for what I can do for my individualism. I am saying this to get corrected if it is more useful than the other majors.

    So my goal is to use my knowledge for personal use at home.

    Be precise and explicit in your answers -- this is probably gonna go back and forth for several pages.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2014 #2

    Student100

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    None of these majors are practical.

    I don't know how you consider math pointless; it is the formal science from which the other quantitative natural and social sciences are derived.

    You won't learn anything you can use at home that google won't tell you how to do, don't waste your time with school with this attitude.

    This thread in its current form is unconstructive. Why don't you list what you want to do on a piece of notepad paper and start googling, instead of demanding structured lists from posters here? It will save us all a bit of pointless.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2014 #3
    You are being too overcritical. You obviously do not just jump into engineering without math. I obviously didn't mean completely pointless either. The premise is also that math is included in the other majors. You did not list the the major you completed so I am going to ask why your opinion is valid? Also, list your actual experience. If you have none to make valid claims about all of the majors, then ill just see what you have.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2014 #4

    berkeman

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    I predict this will not be a multi-page thread...
     
  6. Jan 16, 2014 #5

    Student100

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    You want a hobby, not a degree. All these majors are irrelevant to what you want.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2014 #6

    esuna

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    RN license
     
  8. Jan 16, 2014 #7

    D H

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    Thread closed pending moderation.
     
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