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Re: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.

Postby sunkistbabe1 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:54 pm UTC

I took a 2 year diploma course at the local college (Which is now a university) in BC. The course was called Computer Systems: Operations and Management. (CSOM for short). It was a very intense 2 year programming course, with at least 1 year of Co-Op job placement. I'm pretty sure I was at the top 3 to 5 of my class.

I graduated in 1997 and did a total of 4 work terms (4 months each) during the course. And I have been working at the same place since graduation, also in BC.
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Postby fragsta » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:26 pm UTC

Well, I just finished my foundation year at Sheffield University for Computer Science, so now I'm starting a proper Computer Science degree at The University of Sheffield.

I'm gonna be a fresher and all my friends will be second years! Ha to them, more free time for me! Booyah!

Also, I can act like I'm a fresher in lectures, and pretend I have no idea where I'm going and pretend to be psychic or something.

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Postby Felgraf » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:35 pm UTC

I've just started my first year of Graduate School at Miami University (In Oxford, Ohio), for physics. All they have is a two year master's program, but I think that's a good fit for me. It lets me get my Master's, then decide whether or not to go elsewhere for my PhD, or whether I am utterly sick of school.

I still keep looking at my Bachelor's Degree in dumbfounded amazement. Where the heck did this come from? That wasn't four years!
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Postby Savoy_Truffle » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:37 pm UTC

Yay! I've seen at least a couple Music Majors ><x

I doubling in Music (w/ focus in Vocal Performance) and English at LSJU. Ah, and for a BA, I suppose. I'm starting my second year!
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Postby Cai » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:11 pm UTC

I'm going to double major in History/something else (Philosophy, Education, Sociology, Anthropology) and I'm going to at least minor in some form of Music. Hopefully Music Production or something.
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Postby Klye » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

I've been at the University of Texas for 8 days now. My major is going to be architecture, and I hope to do something with music too.
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Postby xyzzy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:22 pm UTC

Hopefully majoring in Mathematics at Caltech (if I can get in). Otherwise, I'd do basically the same thing at Cambridge (which I think I can get in to).

If I get to Caltech, I'll probably minor in Philosophy, or possibly Comp Sci.
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Postby colfax » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:48 pm UTC

I took C-SOM after sunkist up there did... and I did very very badly. I dropped out right before I was expelled. Then I took EDDT (Engineering Design And Drafting Technology), and achieved the highest four-semester average (A- through A+) and some other honors (Dean's List, I think?)

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Postby Akula » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:31 pm UTC

Aviation Operations.

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Postby Gordon » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

Will you be getting your doctorate?

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Postby liza » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

I don't know where I'm going yet (I'm a senior in high school), but I'll study Neuroscience (I'll be avoiding the real world for as long as I can!). I think I'll minor in a humanity, if that's an option. It will be good times. (I've been wanting the use that phrase for way too long.)
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:41 am UTC

*deep breath*

East Asian Studies major (self-designed) Studio Art minor Mathematics minor considering Creative Writing minor.

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Postby Pseudomammal » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:51 am UTC

BA in biology from Reed College, heavy on the molecular genetics. Did a thesis on POT1, a plucky little protein that helps keep your telomeres from going all crazy. Highlight of the lab experience: autoclaving styrofoam.

Before school, I had about six years of "industry experience" as a software developer. I want to continue molecular biology in grad school, but first I'm back to computery stuff for to pay off student loans. I'm afraid this is all spiraling toward bioinformatics.
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Postby Kawa » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:51 am UTC

Second year towards a B.S. Applied Mathematics, at the real FIT. I might switch to the accounting major though, we'll see how this goes.
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Postby Bakemaster » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:58 am UTC

I suppose at some point in my life I might go back and finish my Bachelor's of Music. It would take three semesters if I stuck to the Film Scoring major. Before that, however, I am looking forward to diving back into true academia in pursuit of a BS. Starting next year, if I can afford it.
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Postby convoybutterfly » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:01 am UTC

Felgraf wrote:I've just started my first year of Graduate School at Miami University (In Oxford, Ohio), for physics. All they have is a two year master's program, but I think that's a good fit for me. It lets me get my Master's, then decide whether or not to go elsewhere for my PhD, or whether I am utterly sick of school.

I still keep looking at my Bachelor's Degree in dumbfounded amazement. Where the heck did this come from? That wasn't four years!


Hey! I know where that is...actually, my uncle is a professor there. He teaches some hardcore math courses, so I've heard. My parents can't explain exactly what it is he teaches.

Right now I plan on majoring in viola performance and one of the following: music education (logical), or French (completely illogical).
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Postby Sulla158 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am UTC

Right now I'm going for a High School Diploma. After that though, I think I'll end up at either University of Kentucky or Purdue studying some type of engineering or science, but I haven't really figured that part out yet.

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Postby Cai » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:25 am UTC

Pseudomammal wrote:BA in biology from Reed College, heavy on the molecular genetics. Did a thesis on POT1, a plucky little protein that helps keep your telomeres from going all crazy. Highlight of the lab experience: autoclaving styrofoam.

Before school, I had about six years of "industry experience" as a software developer. I want to continue molecular biology in grad school, but first I'm back to computery stuff for to pay off student loans. I'm afraid this is all spiraling toward bioinformatics.


Out of the 11 schools I'm applying to, Reed is the only one I'm really, really hoping to get into. I'm a senior in high school... aka I am not looking forward to all these apps.
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Postby antonfire » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:48 am UTC

Mathematics at Princeton.

When I read the topic title, I thought that it meant "how much do you study?". Little. I'm very lazy.
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Postby Not an Evil Robot » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:29 am UTC

BS in Computer Science from University of Utah.

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Postby dumbclown » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:53 am UTC

I started out studying to be a panda but it turns out I didn't have enough rhythm to become one. So instead I have a nearly completed degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Postby Pseudomammal » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:11 am UTC

Cai wrote:Out of the 11 schools I'm applying to, Reed is the only one I'm really, really hoping to get into. I'm a senior in high school... aka I am not looking forward to all these apps.


Reed is awesome. They dig weird kids -- a friend and I both got in, despite never having gone to high school, by playing up "life experience" in our admissions essays.

If you can, visit campus and schedule an admissions interview. Don't worry about impressing the interviewer too much, just show up and be friendly and enthusiastic. It helps a lot.
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Postby mjec » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:40 pm UTC

BSc-LLB is the name of my course, meaning B. Science and B. Laws at UTas, though I also started a PhB (Science) (Hons) at ANU before dropping out for a bigger scholarship at the former. Except I'm now part time at the former, only doing criminal law this semester.

My science major is mathematics, though I could do physics if I wanted, I'd just have to do an extra physics subject. It'd be especially not inconvenient given that I failed maths last semester. I dreamed of doing algebra, since grade ten. I get there and my semester mark is 20... out of 100. Ouchies.
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Postby Alpha Omicron » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

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Postby PandaFluff » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

Working on my B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology. After that, getting my masters and working on my doc. After that, who knows. I only hope that I can gear myself towards my dream job: researching deep sea fishes. I've got a meeting with a researcher in Cambridge (of all places) sometime this month who specializes in deep sea fishes, so here's hoping good stuff will come out of that!
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Postby podbaydoor » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:19 pm UTC

I'm currently working on a 4-year BJ.

Bachelor's in Journalism.

Also a BS (I think?) in IT. And an AA in DDR.
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Postby gtg947h » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:40 pm UTC

Finished my BS in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech earlier this year.

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Postby Steevo » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

Drinking, drugs, and nuclear physics...still trying to figure out whether my inhuman strength is beer muscles or gamma radiation

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Postby Sprocket » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:15 pm UTC

Communications: Video Production and English are my degrees

I was going for Secondary Education English when I got the English degree.
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Postby ks_physicist » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:25 pm UTC

B.A. in physics, minor in archeology (or as close as I could get to it at my school).

M.S. in physics, expected any day now (as I sit here finishing my GDT)

Coursework completed (all but project) toward a graduate certificate in geospatial analysis; not sure if I am going to finish this one, might have already expired the first few classes I took.

Graduate Certification program for secondary education - physics, in progress (completed in 2009), which I may turn into a M.S. in Education since it only takes an additional 14 hours over the certification to get the M.S..


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Postby robinberghuys » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

I'm doing architecture! The first year it's actually more like architecture, engineering, planning and management, because they let us choose a specialty after said first year. Mine will probably be architecture / city planning.
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Postby phycoman » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:23 pm UTC

I just finish up a dual BS in electrical and mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman. Its a little school in Terre Haute, IN, so almost no one has actually heard of it.

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Postby Ren » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:51 pm UTC

Oh man, there are a lot of people into music on these boards. That is crazy and awesome.
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Postby Aeltar » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:55 pm UTC

When I get to college, I'll start with a BA. I'll probably go to the local community college for that - it's close and my friends live near. After that I'll probably go to USF for my degree in Music/Teaching. These plans may change, but probably not.
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Postby mrcheesypants » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

Pre-engineering at Valdosta State University. Pretty much I stay down at this hell for nerds for 3 years then transfer to GA tech and finish my degree there in two years.

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Postby Mother Superior » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:28 pm UTC

I'm studying english at university now, why I'm not sure, but I am. Not sure if I'll keep going after next year, maybe I'll try to get into a script-writing program instead, depends on how I feel then.
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Postby scowdich » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:51 pm UTC

I'm in my second year of a BS in electrical engineering, with an intent to focus on robotics; I may minor in Japanese (I've just started my first semester of it). Whatever the case, I'd like to get a MS and PhD eventually; I'd like to teach, if I can. All of the most effective people in my life have been teachers.

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Postby ks_physicist » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:43 am UTC

phycoman wrote:I just finish up a dual BS in electrical and mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman. Its a little school in Terre Haute, IN, so almost no one has actually heard of it.


It has a good reputation. A friend of mine who is completing his doctoral work at the moment did his undergrad physics degree at RH. Master's at my school while I was an undergrad, and then on to Ph.D..

He liked RH, as I recall he really enjoyed the math coursework.

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Postby dagron » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:44 am UTC

Finished by BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (double major in Physics). Now working towards a PhD.


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