Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Raiyaz, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Raiyaz

    Raiyaz New Member

    So..... College. A big deal.

    Any suggestions? Looking for a math or physics or chemical or religious major.

    I've considered (and applied to) UF and FIU, however, I lack finances to apply everywhere.

    Suffice it to say that I have the ACT score and GPA to get into UF, without too big of an issue.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where else I should apply?
    Where do you, or have you, attended college? What was it like?
    Any stories?
  2. Lulz

    Lulz Well-Known Member

    According to your applications you must be from florida and if im getting your lack of finances right it means you need in-state? If im wrong however and you have slightly more options you should go to KU.
  3. Archangel

    Archangel Well-Known Member

    chem and physics are no joke. u have to study even when u dont want to, and sometimes skip the good parties. Majord in chem myself. However, there are jobs out there (decent amount) for science major peeps
  4. ComradeHX

    ComradeHX Well-Known Member

    I recommend getting some foreign language course.

    Chinese, Japanese...etc. Whichever country has most money.

    I am in a certain football college in Alabama(should narrow it down to two). Picked Electrical engineering but mostly doing Computers classes and might change major.

    Japanese was studied because I am Chinese and obviously I already know Chinese.
    Next up is Russian. Then I will know language of all relevant countries in world.
  5. MissHumpz
    • Event Coordinator
    • Community Leader

    MissHumpz NOTD Staff: Event Coordinator & Amazing Amazer

    Do whatever captures your interest.

    No point spending thousands of dollars and years of your life studying something you don't care for.

    I personally would have loved nothing more than to study marine biology. However I was talked out of it via a career counsellor who advised me against it as I would struggle with finding a job in that career. So I settled for teaching instead :)
  6. vexxenon

    vexxenon Well-Known Member

    Assuming you do get into a university.

    Don't go into political science, art, history, english majors. Don't join frat unless you're up to partying and hooking up with chicks, or just want to have future connections because they are your brothers... enjoy your first year experience, but don't go overboard, and do not drop out of classes, for one it adds to your expenses, and for two, it you just wasted a semester and probably have to make it up.

    Couple of major that makes $$ however require lots of studying: Law, MBA, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Dental, Engineering, Physics. Somewhat in that order.

    I might be a bit biased.

    Source: I graduated from UF as a nuclear engineer.

    PS. Do enjoy the beer at Stubbies and Steins, they have a great selection.

    good luck, don't oversleep for exams
  7. MissHumpz
    • Event Coordinator
    • Community Leader

    MissHumpz NOTD Staff: Event Coordinator & Amazing Amazer

    Don't undersleep either :p
  8. Yuey
    • Warden

    Yuey Warden

    Meh, go all out and no-sleep through exams. University NM mode.
  9. Pyromaniac

    Pyromaniac Well-Known Member

    What about Portuguese?
  10. Zuriel

    Zuriel Well-Known Member

    Am currently doing Engineering in National University of Singapore. Engineering's no joke, and my brain's rusty after 2 years of military service. But it's a good path to take with many possible career paths.

    Sometimes you end up doing a job that's out of your study scope.
  11. spartanhija

    spartanhija Member

    Definitely need a degree in sign language, that's probably the most used degree in the history of man.
  12. Raiyaz

    Raiyaz New Member

    Naw, I just have a REALLY good prepaid for any public schools in Florida, but all schools are open for me to go to. In short, tuition is paid for instate public schools, but I still get a significant amount of money if I go to a private or out of state school.

    What is KU, what made it good? I'm looking for a good math/chemical good, and one that cares less about whether the students learns or not. I hate it when teachers stop their lesson to teach a couple of students that didn't study the previous lesson. (One major reason I want to go to a bigger college, and not some community or liberal arts college).

    I know. I take AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Stats... Believe me, I know about studying, it just so happens that before my knee accident that I wanted to be a CBRN in the USMC, a Chemical Biological Radiology Nuclear Specialist, a 74D.

    As for partying? I'm not the type. I hate living in South Florida, there is just too much going on. I'm the type of guy that on a vacation just sits down and reads a book.

    Just know that the first time I smoked a cigarette I was 18. Never did any illegal drugs. Also, never got any traffic tickets. I'm a goody two shoes, until you start talking about girls ;)

    I'll be sure to hit up Stubbies and Steins when I hit 21. As for your list of majors that make money, I don't care for any of them but Physics. However, I don't really care for the money I would get from these careers either.

    But tell me, how did nuclear engineering work out? How was UF?

    I love math. Chemical engineering sounds fantastic, truly captivating. As does Physics.

    However math holds my heart. I would love to get a degree in pure mathematics, spend the rest of my life making proofs and theorems. Sadly, however, there is no money in that, and I couldn't make a living off of it. While I care little for money, I'd like to be able to give my child a nice home.

    Sometimes. Sadly, I don't feel too big for engineering.

    How's Hebrew sound? I'm rather religious ^.^
  13. vexxenon

    vexxenon Well-Known Member

    I can give you more information offline, via pm or email if you like. I would like to give you all the pros and cons that I went through , in the end, the decision is yours to make. Thats the ultimate freedom right, lol.
  14. Raiyaz

    Raiyaz New Member

    I would love to hear all the pros and cons you experienced.
  15. Yuey
    • Warden

    Yuey Warden

    If you got questions about chemical engineering and stuff like that, I can help you, I'm a Chemical Engineering graduate.

    Also since you say you like pure maths, maybe try something like accountancy or actuarial science?
  16. Raiyaz

    Raiyaz New Member

    I was thinking about actuarial science. It seems interesting, definitely something I'm looking into. But accountancy is simple math. I'm looking more for something else, like when to rotate the blades of a spinning helicopter to make it move a certain way. It's an orthogonal relation, and once upon a time, that was the limit of our mathematical skills.
  17. Snowolf

    Snowolf New Member

    I'm currently at UCF finishing up my pre pro bio and bio psych double major. For UCF, it has one of the best physics/math/engineering departments in the state. Constantly funded and always with updated equipment. However, our Chem department could use some serious work.

    UF is a strange school... I also had the scores to also get in, but I didn't. Instead I got into Cornell but lacked the funding. UF denied me, but took in 2.5 gpa kids.

    FSU is only going down - in a lot of ways - but has a better chem department. USF is well.... Ya.... Lol. I've heard good things from FAU and Stetson
  18. Lulz

    Lulz Well-Known Member

    I retract my statement that you should go to KU (i still however maintain its the best school ever). You would not like it on almost every level, KU (Kansas U to answer your question) is a massive university with many many departments but it more focuses on Journalism, Teaching, and Med school, none of which are your interests lol. Also always towards the top of the biggest party schools in the nation (can never quite top those Arizona st. tools), hell when i was there it was nicknamed the nug capital of the United States if that paints any picture. Also my degree has about as little math as you can possibly do and still get one, so I really have nothing else i can help you with. So good luck on your search!!
  19. Raiyaz

    Raiyaz New Member


    Admitted into FIU. WHOOO
  20. LftHnddSczrs

    LftHnddSczrs Member

    Nice! Good job. I was gonna say you should look into the west coast schools if you are willing to leave florida and eastern time zone. Two excellent schools are Stanford, in Palo Alto CA and UC Berkeley. Berkeley would be more reasonable both for tuition (even out of state) and for living expenses (the county that Stanford is in is one of the richest in the country). I had 2 friends who did Chem at Berkeley and they are both in phd programs now, one at U Washington and one at Stanford. They both are the same type as you, pre-prepared for class, don't like it when the teacher has to slow down for a few kids. I study Environmental Science at San Jose State University (wouldnt recommend it, especially not over FL schools), and even at a relatively small school like mine, you will have lectures and "seminars" with around 150-300 students in one class. It will be the labs that are smaller class sizes. Anyway if you are interested in biotech, biochem, or the like, going to school in the Bay Area would probably give you a foot in the door with a lot of the major biotech firms that are based here, i.e. Genentech

    You should move to California and go to UCSC (Santa Cruz)! One of the best marine biology programs in the US, and it is a kick ass campus, not to mention the marine biology research lab the university operates. Although i bet theres some pretty good marine bio schools in Australia with the great barrier reef to study and whatnot. Anyway we have lots of environmental regulations that necessitate all kinds of biologists in California so whoever told you that you cant find a job with that doesn't know what they're talking about. Its never too late to change majors :)

Share This Page