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What should I study for eventual law/business?

  1. May 4, 2012 #1
    I'm going to be an undergraduate at UVA Engineering starting next year.

    Right now, I don't think I'll want to end up living as an engineer. I think I want to go into law, business, finance, or something in one of those general areas.

    I'm fairly set on doing a double major in Physics (<3 physics).

    My top choices for what to study in the Engineering school are:

    -Systems Engineering - through this I would do a concentration in economics or mathematics. The former would be beneficial if I go into business or law or something, and the latter would make a physics double major easier.

    -Electrical Engineering - easy to get a physics double major through this (overlapping requirements).

    -Mechanical Engineering - this is my second year working on robotics in high school, so I have an idea of what I'd be getting into, and I like it.

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  3. May 4, 2012 #2
    So you want to double major in engineering and physics to target a career in law or business... strange pairing there. Certainly seems like a complete waste to double major in undergrads that have little to do with your career goals.

    I would just pick whatever engineering you think might interest you the most if you want to do IP/patent law, otherwise I would suggest Industrial Engineering because it is the closest to the business side of things of any engineering field.
  4. May 4, 2012 #3
    Thanks for the input.

    Systems is the closest we have to Industrial, and it's a lot of problem-solving and case study, which I think would be useful for law (I've talked to a few Systems Engineers there who are going into law).
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