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My Major Is Not Science Or Math-Based, But That Doesn't Mean It's 'Easy'

This is for you leadership, communications, education, and every other major with the reputation of being too easy.

My Major Is Not Science Or Math-Based, But That Doesn't Mean It's 'Easy'
Corrine Harding

The beautiful thing about college is that there are so many options for majors to choose from. The downside to college is that students compare other major's values and how hard they are. You have engineering or more STEM-based majors looking down on business majors and then business majors looking down on more people-orientated majors.

Unpopular opinion: All majors are hard in their own way whether they are test-based or not.

They mock these "easier" majors because there isn't anything concrete or testable knowledge, but in reality, how many people in their careers have to use every single equation or formula they used in college? How many people have to have all of these equations memorized to use in their jobs?

Yes, when you are a doctor, you need to know biology every day in your career. Yes, when you are an engineer, you need to understand physics to do your job. There are many other careers in the world though, and some careers in life are focused less on numbers and aerodynamics and more on people and soft skills.

On the flip side, how many people every day in their career have to work with people? How many times a day do people have to write grammatically well, from an email to a scientific journal?

Just because I don't have to memorize equations I will probably never use in my life again doesn't make my major less valuable or a slack-off education compared to pre-med. Can't we all just agree that each major, no matter what the title is, is challenging in their own way? I know for sure I would be miserable in engineering and would struggle to sit through a physics class. But does everyone enjoy program planning and speaking in front of large groups of people?

While some of us struggle with chemistry and calculus, many people struggle with the concept of speaking in front of a group of people or writing what they are thinking. Every one of us has our strengths and weaknesses, and just because something may come easier to others doesn't mean it is an overall easier education.

Just because you don't have to continually be in group projects and facilitate presentations in front of large groups of people doesn't make your major any easier or harder. Trying to compare the difficulties of a college education is like trying to compare apples and oranges. Yes, there are similarities between the two, but both on the surface and deeper levels, they are very different.

Before you mock my education and degree, understand that it takes all types of people and jobs to make this world go round. Not every career is supposed to be mapped out the same, and most importantly, each profession doesn't need the same type of educational background.

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