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Top 3 hardest college majors

  1. Sep 23, 2011 #1
    1. Pure Math
    2. Philosophy
    3. Physics

    This list I believe is valid for someone that is average basically in math, science and critical thinking and doesn't particularly excel in anything as of starting the major. What do you think?
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2011 #2
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    No. Maybe if you're counting from the bottom.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 #3
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    You trying to say Philosophy is easy?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2011 #4
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Pre-meds have a tough life too you know. I also would add English majors because they are expected to write out quality essays (pages long) in a week and read tons of boring books that no one cares in the real world.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 #5
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    I'm not trying to say that they don't.......... English could be up there but not in the top 3. What makes Philosophy very hard is that it's very open ended.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 #6
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    How is Engineering not on this list?!
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 #7
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Because it's less abstract then those 3.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2011 #8
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    What?? What is your major? I am curious
     
  10. Sep 23, 2011 #9
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Physics, I want to go into Theoretical physics. Engineering is a applied subject.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2011 #10

    Pengwuino

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    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Actually that's what makes it very easy.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2011 #11
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Go tell a Philosophy major that.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2011 #12
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Listing these is rather pointless. It's going to be different for every individual. People in field A probably think that field A is the most difficult, lacking experience in field B. People in field B, likely feel that field B is the most difficult. I would suspect that the "most difficult major" for any one person would be in whatever subject they like the least.

    I personally think something like American History would be the worst.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2011 #13
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    I said in my description that the person is average in all academic area so he has no bias.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2011 #14
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    Oh sorry.

    In that case Pure Math.
     
  16. Sep 23, 2011 #15

    wukunlin

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    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    you are joking?
     
  17. Sep 23, 2011 #16

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    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    I've talked to philosophy majors. I'm surprised a lot of them know how to make their own breakfast.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2011 #17
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    I see you have a masters in Physics. Try to answer the question that Physics answers without math. That's what Philosophy majors do in a certain sense.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2011 #18
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    They answer questions without using English?
     
  20. Sep 23, 2011 #19

    Pengwuino

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    Wow. Then I wonder how philosophers even get out of bed, let alone make breakfast.

    It's very easy to describe physics without math. "If I drop a ball, it will fall".
     
  21. Sep 24, 2011 #20
    Re: 3 Hardest college Majors my list what do you think?

    What's so special about you?
     
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