What would I need to major in if I'm interested in both math and art?
As a currently graduating senior in high school, I will be going to a community college to complete my prerequisites and the transfer to a four year university. Although I'm a little shaky on choosing a major, One of my long time interests is art; I've been drawing and experimenting since I was 10. However, just this year, I realize that I've done pretty well in my AP calculus class. Many people even came up to me as a tutor. Although I'm considering a career in psychology, my math teacher, parents and their friends are trying to push me toward an engineering school because there will be more jobs in that field. But, my heart is set on something artistic, allowing me to express myself. I've seen some behind the senses of making a Pixar movie on khan academy, but I'm not sure where to start. Thank you to anyone who responds. #art #computer-programming #animation #3d-animation #computer-animation
Artist here. My dad was an engineer. He wanted to pursue art but being poor and 'mathematically inclined' he went the way of engineering and mathematics. I too excelled in math, I see equations in color. Councillors, teachers, friends and my mother all pushed very hard to get me to go into enginering. My dad said no. I have a lot of friends who are engineers, I love them all but they are boring. Artists are weird but not boring. Psychologists are a bit of both. That said, art and psychology play well together.
As much as math and the computer sciences are important to film and art, they are the backend. You know, the backend code. Not sexy, no one knows what is does outside of that field. And now for the grand contradiction! Art, and math and psychology all require an analytical mind. The three utilise the same processes of problem solving. So the question you need to be asking yourself is what types of problems do I want to dedicate my life to solving?
Since you are going to start at a community college, why not take classes in all three? They are all interconnected after all.
Of course engineering. Check the links below to see the art in engineering.
Whichever one you like more would be what is most preferable.
Believe it or not there is tons of translational medical research being done with both mathematics and chemistry, so research wise you would be completely fine with either discipline. Admissions wise I'd say it won't make much of a difference, though I've heard that for some medical schools being a math major might give you a very small advantage. If nothing else, it would make you stand out from the thousands of biochemistry/chemistry applicants they get every year.
As long as you complete the prerequisites man it honestly doesn't matter what your major is. As long as it's something you love, something your good at, and (for MD PhD) something you want to do research in, you will be fine
You are looking at a very interesting combination!
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Best of luck! Please keep me posted! i would like to follow your progress!