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What did you study in college?

What did you study in college? #college-advice

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Paul’s Answer

Hi Deonte:

I studied the social sciences when I was in college. This might be because I am somewhat abstract and like a variety of subjects that I can choose from in a field of study.

And I took a large variety of social science classes. This included everything from political science and government, to psychology, sociology, business, economics, and anthropology. Something especially drew me towards economics. This might be because graphing was my best area of study in mathematics, and I found the graphing fascinating.

While others were sleeping in the back row, I was wide awake, in the front row, watching in wide eyed excitement as the professor drew graphs on the board, and explained cost benefit analysis and cost effectiveness. I still use these concepts in my current life in regards to make economic decisions, and determining what to invest in.

Everyone is different regarding their best subjects and determining where their academic passion is waiting. But for me it was the social sciences, because I loved the subjects of this academic emphasis and continue to use them to this day, both in my professional and personal life.

Paul recommends the following next steps:

Determine what subjects you enjoy the most in your academic life
Choose a major in which you can utilize your skills and achieve great things
See an academic advisor and determine which academic path you will need to follow to achieve your future professional goals and academic requirements
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Roger’s Answer

Hi Deonte: 


I studied Journalism and earned a BA Degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern California. 


And, my daughter recently studied Journalism and earned a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University.  


I'm a big fan of Journalism degrees.  You learn how to write, edit, ask questions, research, and present your ideas quickly & coherently.  Employers are looking for inquisitive people who know how to write, read, research, and work with others.   


Good luck to you with whatever endeavor you wish to study. And, I appreciate you asking the question "What did you study in college."

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Christine’s Answer

Good morning Deonte.  I studied Business Administration. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do, so I felt like it was a broad enough major that would provide me with tools to determine or narrow down my decision on what I wanted to focus on in my career.

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kyujin’s Answer

I explored many fields, such as psychology, psychology, biology, chemistry and even history classes to explore what I like and what field I want to go in terms of career path for the future.
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Renee’s Answer

Hi Deonte!


I studied within several different departments but I majored in Sociology and minored in Business and Spanish at University of Southern California.

Sociology can be a very broad major but I am happy it led me into my profession as a school counselor. You are able to analyze, generate and determine potential sociological questions that puzzle you. If you are lucky enough, you will have an amazing professor you can study under for a directed research. I was able to study Applied Psychology for my Masters’ based on my undergraduates studies and directed research.

I wish you the best of luck and don’t be afraid to ask more questions.


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veronica’s Answer

I majored in Sociology. I use what I learned in my profession to better understand coworkers, clients and customers.

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Ennis’s Answer

My degree was in Business Administration.  I had a concentration in Management information Systems.  This allowed me to combine my interest in two fields business and computers.  This is a good path, If you are interested in creating apps that will be used by a business;  or if you have dreams of creating your own company.   I started out wanting to build apps for a collection agency.  However, I discovered that I was talented at managing people and projects. 

Ennis recommends the following next steps:

Overall, take advantage of elective courses early in your studies. You may stumble upon a passion that could shape the rest of your life!
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Richard’s Answer

I chose biochemistry because I wanted to go to medical school and there was overlap with the premed requirements and I wanted to complete my degree in 3 years.
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