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Hi everyone.
I am going into my last year in High School, but am still undecided with what I should major. I consider myself to be good at math, but I am not talented in it. I learn what I'm taught, but if I am given a problem in which I have never encountered and taught, I will never be able to solve it. Throughout my high school years I have achieved mid-high A's in math. I learn math pretty quickly, but as some people say, High School math is a joke, so I'm thinking that even if I find math easy, I might not be able to do just as well in University (considering that I am only good at it, not talented in it). I like physics and the mathematical side of chemistry. It takes me a great deal of practice to excel in those subjects, but when I am given a mathematical problem related to Physics or Chemistry, I am determined to use various methods to solve it.
Originally I was determined to become an Engineer due to my interest in Math, Physics, and Chemistry (the mathematical side) but at the same time, I'm scared that I will not be able to handle it due to its difficulty and heavy course load. Like I mentioned, I am only good at these subjects but I do not excel in them. Moreover, I have some friends who want to go for Engineer and they love to build things. In contrast, I have no motivation to build because I do not have the creative mind that they have. The main thing that is holding me back from pursuing a degree in Engineer is that I have no confidence. I'm not good with handling stress and it takes me a while to study. Seriously, would it be worth it if I opted for Engineer and in the end, I'm kicked out of university? Also, wouldn't it be hard to transfer out of Engineer since Engineer have a heavier courseload than other departments and transferring weighs a lot on your grades? I hear lot's of stories saying that those studying Engineer only have like 30 hours of sleep per week and I really hope that this isn't true, because I value my sleep very much
So, I'm not sure if I should go for Computer Sciences instead since it has an easier courseload and quite similar to Engineer. Both require knowledge in math, physics, and chemistry. I have some interest in Computers but no prior knowledge of Computers. I have never done things such as programming and do not even know what algorithms is. Through my research I find people saying that programming is something you can do or cannot do. Only those with talent will be successful in this program, otherwise even though how much you try, you can never truly excel. Also... I am not interested in theories ...
I'm a female and I know Engineering and Computer Science is male dominent... why is that? I'm really doubting in my choices...
Key :
- good at math, though not talented
- interested in mathematical side of physics and chemistry
- no prior knowledge of computers
- no interest in theories
- no interest in building (no motivation)
- worried about difficulty and heaviness of courseload
- some interest in computers
- unable to handle stress
Please help me decide!
Thanks (also, sorry for my bad English )
I am going into my last year in High School, but am still undecided with what I should major. I consider myself to be good at math, but I am not talented in it. I learn what I'm taught, but if I am given a problem in which I have never encountered and taught, I will never be able to solve it. Throughout my high school years I have achieved mid-high A's in math. I learn math pretty quickly, but as some people say, High School math is a joke, so I'm thinking that even if I find math easy, I might not be able to do just as well in University (considering that I am only good at it, not talented in it). I like physics and the mathematical side of chemistry. It takes me a great deal of practice to excel in those subjects, but when I am given a mathematical problem related to Physics or Chemistry, I am determined to use various methods to solve it.
Originally I was determined to become an Engineer due to my interest in Math, Physics, and Chemistry (the mathematical side) but at the same time, I'm scared that I will not be able to handle it due to its difficulty and heavy course load. Like I mentioned, I am only good at these subjects but I do not excel in them. Moreover, I have some friends who want to go for Engineer and they love to build things. In contrast, I have no motivation to build because I do not have the creative mind that they have. The main thing that is holding me back from pursuing a degree in Engineer is that I have no confidence. I'm not good with handling stress and it takes me a while to study. Seriously, would it be worth it if I opted for Engineer and in the end, I'm kicked out of university? Also, wouldn't it be hard to transfer out of Engineer since Engineer have a heavier courseload than other departments and transferring weighs a lot on your grades? I hear lot's of stories saying that those studying Engineer only have like 30 hours of sleep per week and I really hope that this isn't true, because I value my sleep very much
So, I'm not sure if I should go for Computer Sciences instead since it has an easier courseload and quite similar to Engineer. Both require knowledge in math, physics, and chemistry. I have some interest in Computers but no prior knowledge of Computers. I have never done things such as programming and do not even know what algorithms is. Through my research I find people saying that programming is something you can do or cannot do. Only those with talent will be successful in this program, otherwise even though how much you try, you can never truly excel. Also... I am not interested in theories ...
I'm a female and I know Engineering and Computer Science is male dominent... why is that? I'm really doubting in my choices...
Key :
- good at math, though not talented
- interested in mathematical side of physics and chemistry
- no prior knowledge of computers
- no interest in theories
- no interest in building (no motivation)
- worried about difficulty and heaviness of courseload
- some interest in computers
- unable to handle stress
Please help me decide!
Thanks (also, sorry for my bad English )