Chemistry VS Anthropology: The ultimate showdown 6 replies

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#1 7 years ago

So my major is currently environmental chemistry. It has become epically boring though. I'm strongly considering anthropology. And I want your thoughts on this inside of me.

Main things I want to do in life: Teach Experience other cultures, people, and places. Have fun Find me a lovely lady

Chemistry allows for the first two, whereas anthro allows for the first 3, because it is damn fun. The lovely lady part, well who knows.

Chem would make it way easier to find a job. People would come to me rather than me having to go to them.

So thoughts on this? Just curious what other people think. It's kind of (really) a huge decision.




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#2 7 years ago

I dont honestly think I, or anybody else, can comment. Mainly because we don't actually know you, people act differently online and even then we don't know you personally (unfortunately).

You have named the pros and cons, make a larger list. 2 columns pros and cons of switching and have a good look and see what one you actually want; thats what I do in situations like these.

Also if you're asking for an opinion generally people have already made up their mind and just want support on the matter. Sounds like you want to do it so hell why not my friend :).

Also why do you need a girl when you have us lot? ;)




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#3 7 years ago
Obankobi;5578466 Main things I want to do in life: Teach Experience other cultures, people, and places. Have fun Find me a lovely lady

Looks like a career as academic might suit you.

You get to teach. And not just the insolent school kids but at least insolent semi-grownups. Researchers often travel to conferences in other countries, hold guest-lectures or spent a year at a foreign university to get a degree. Fun - well that is a broad term. Whether you like a certain job or not is difficult to guess beforehand. You also have to figure out for yourself how much money you need to lead a "fun" life. Academics aren't paid as well as people working in the industry. But the work isn't quite as stressful. You'll probably get a chance to find a lady in between writing papers as well.




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#4 7 years ago

Obankobi;5578466So my major is currently environmental chemistry. It has become epically boring though. I'm strongly considering anthropology. And I want your thoughts on this inside of me. [/QUOTE]

This is why I strongly urge people to ignore what parents and teachers say about starting university ASAP, it's usually a really bad decision for the majority of people, so I'm not sure as to why they say do it. I'm sure you already know that though and don't need me to say it. =p

Obankobi;5578466Main things I want to do in life: Teach Experience other cultures, people, and places. Have fun Find me a lovely lady[/QUOTE]

Sounds like you should have been in anthropology from the beginning then. =p

Obankobi;5578466Chem would make it way easier to find a job. People would come to me rather than me having to go to them.

That would make it harder to travel the world though.

[QUOTE=Obankobi;5578466]So thoughts on this? Just curious what other people think. It's kind of (really) a huge decision.

I'd say Anthropology, I find it to be more interesting. But that isn't saying much because I dislike Chemistry. =p

[QUOTE=Granyaski;5578494]Also why do you need a girl when you have us lot? ;)

:agreed




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#5 7 years ago

Whatever you end up doing for your job you're probably going to be spending the majority of your time on it. If both yield reasonable chances of getting a job, then study what you enjoy.

The last thing you want to do is be stuck in some horrible job for most of your life because it allows you to accomplish some secondary goals that will take up a relatively small percentage of your time.




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#6 7 years ago

Nemmerle;5578572Whatever you end up doing for your job you're probably going to be spending the majority of your time on it. If both yield reasonable chances of getting a job, then study what you enjoy.

The last thing you want to do is be stuck in some horrible job for most of your life because it allows you to accomplish some secondary goals that will take up a relatively small percentage of your time.

Wise words right there. I'm still going to talk to a professor and adviser, but it's helpful to hear what other people think, and how they see the situation.




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#7 7 years ago

Definitely see a counselor or write a list of things you like (carreer wise) on a sheet of paper and keep checking to see your interests about every 6 months or a year. You'll get a good idea of what you like and can fall back on in the event that your major doesn't work out in the end.