Top 3 hardest college majors

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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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You trying to say Philosophy is easy?
 
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2. Philosophy

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.
 
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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.
 
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How is Engineering not on this list?!
 
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Because it's less abstract then those 3.
 
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Because it's less abstract then those 3.

What?? What is your major? I am curious
 
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Physics, I want to go into Theoretical physics. Engineering is a applied subject.
 
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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.

Actually that's what makes it very easy.
 
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Actually that's what makes it very easy.

Go tell a Philosophy major that.
 
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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.
 
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I said in my description that the person is average in all academic area so he has no bias.
 
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I said in my description that the person is average in all academic area so he has no bias.

Oh sorry.

In that case Pure Math.
 
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How is Engineering not on this list?!
you are joking?
 
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Go tell a Philosophy major that.

I've talked to philosophy majors. I'm surprised a lot of them know how to make their own breakfast.
 
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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.
 
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They answer questions without using English?
 
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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.

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".
 
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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".
What's so special about you?
 
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I've talked to philosophy majors. I'm surprised a lot of them know how to make their own breakfast.

Oh ohhhh ohh this was so directed to me lol
 
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I could've sworn Penguin is working on his masters atm.
 
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Anyways, you can't beat mathematics if you want to start measuring things.
 
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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.

Philosophers use logic. Isn't that a type of math?
 
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This thread is becoming a massive p!ssing contest. This type of question has never produced a meaningful discussion in my experience.
 

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