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Uni and You

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Deathmage, Jul 21, 2008.

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Your (planned) Major in University

  1. Commerce (Economics, Accounting, Marketing)

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. Biology

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Physics

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Mathematics

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Chemistry

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. History (Classics)

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Languages (Any, or Linguistics)

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. Teaching

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Fine Arts (Graphical Design, Arts - basically drawing)

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  10. Law

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Engineering

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  12. Sociology (Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Mass Communication)

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  13. Psychology (Therapy)

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  14. Education

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  15. Computer Science/IT

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  16. Management

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  17. Philosophy

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  18. Other

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  19. Didn't go

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  20. Dropped out

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Err... what? Does bachelor and master in Holland mean thte same thing as minor and major in the US?

    If it doesn't, I imagine you'd need a whole lot of prerequisite coursework to complete from a bachelor's degree in Philosophy to start a Master's degree in CS.
     
  2. Proteus_za

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    I think a Bachelors generally refers to a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree, while masters is the first component of postgraduate study, usually involving a research project.

    In South Africa, we never had minors, only majors. You generally took 2-3 majors, which were 3rd year subjects.

    He could do a Bachelors in philosophy and computer science, then masters in computer science.
     
  3. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    I'm in the process of getting my Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering...however, it's not from a formal university. Once I get it however, I might transfer over to the University of Utah to either get a second Bachelor's Degree in EE specializing in automation and robotics...or if I can overcome advanced calculus, I might get a Master's Degree in EE...but robotics sounds like it would be more fun. :borg: :rolling:
     
  4. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    @Blackthorne TA
    I'm in the process of completing a Bachelor in "Technical Computer Science" (Technische Informatica). I didn't mention that because I'm not following mentioned course at a university, but at a college.
     
  5. Alavin

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    Dropped out of Computer Science after two years. Have since forgotten everything I learned. :D Good use of time and money there.
     
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    I majored in Computer Science, with minor subject in Physics.

    A Danish "Candidate Degree" (major subject) corresponds to something between a Master's and a Ph.D (IMO a good Master's but a very poor Ph.D.). A minor subject is also called a Bachelor's Degree but I think it is a low-grade Bachelor.
     
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    Bachelor of Arts in English. I hope to go back and get my Masters someday but I'm not so sure that will ever happen.
     
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    I'm doing an IT and multimedia double degree, majoring in software engineering and interactive entertainment (basically intended as a games-type major, but has a broad variety of relevant stuff in it).

    Software engineering is made of fail, but interactive entertainment major is rather awesome. Well, except for the odd course that fails so hard that I end up failing it, but, well :hahaerr:
     
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    I quit theology and biology.

    Probably going to study informatics a bit and a bit social psychology. Maybe. No rush though.
     
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    To make it even more confusing, a dutch college (Hogeschool) is considered a "university of applied sciences" these days. I'm pretty sure I don't study science, but whatever.

    It makes a bit of sense though, a dutch college is, as far as I know, a higher level of education than an american college.

    We basically do one major at a time, which will become our bachelor degree after about 4 years. You can than do a postgraduate master, which takes 2 years. Uni works a bit differently, you get your bachelor after 3 years.

    Besides the major we also have to do 2 minors, which are basically mix-ins of different majors or subjects.

    I believe they are adapting this format throughout the whole of Europe, not sure though.
     
  11. Morgoroth

    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    Yes, the nefarious Bologna process which last year had most senior students desperately trying to complete their studies before the new exam system became mandatory for all students. Does not affect me all that much though. We also have the system with universities and universities of applied sciences. Universities of applied sciences are generally more focused in training for various professions (nurses, engineers, social workers etc.) while universities teach more theoretical subjects which don't generally don't directly train you to any specific profession and are more theoretical in nature (economics, law, medicine, history, philosophy etc.).
     
  12. Loreseeker

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    Same thing here... the Bologna thing has been in operation for two years now, however it's still in tuning, not quite the real Bologna,imho (old proffesors like their old ways, I guess).

    On my faculty, mine is the last generation studying by the good old programme :).
    The dinosaurs, and proud of it :p.

    The place certainly got a bit crowded now, since many of the subjects are now taught to two different years, and there is only one set of labs for those subjects... (twice more people to arrange lab time for, but same time amount)
     
  13. Splunge

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    Well, I first majored in the third-last poll option, but a Bachelor of Other degree ended up being rather limited vis-a-vis employability, so I then went for accounting.

    :p
     
  14. Morgoroth

    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    Funny, here was I thinking you'd sooner major in the last option. :p
     
  15. Deathmage

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    Looks like I'm the only Historian here...sob, sob.

    I thought we had a lot more lawyers, though - where's Beren and chevy, anyways?
     
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    [​IMG] Wah?! I'm the only physicist! Does that mean I'm ... special? :p :xx:
     
  17. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    You mean special in the same way as "Special Olympics"? ;)
     
  18. The Magpie

    The Magpie Balance, in all things Veteran

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    [​IMG] @BTA: Actually, considering my all-round athletic inability, I think even the "Special" Olympics would be beyond me! Unless Halo becomes an Olympic sport, that is.
     
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    Math for me. I am now a software engineer.
     
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