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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    Tbh I don’t know what my PhD is in technically Is it chemistry or organic chemistry???

    The bs is chemistry for sure.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    undergrad is general college. some people will go to a vocational school- learn a very, very specific skill like being a mechanic or a plumber or whatever. but basically everyone who wants a white collar degree- english, creative writing, economics, business, engineering, medicine, law, anything- gets an undergrad degree. they may go straight into the workforce after that or they may pursue a master's degree or pursue medical school or law school or business school

    but a bachelor's degree, 'undergrad', is a tick mark for almost any non-physical career in america

    the idea of general college is nutso to me

    it's bachelors/masters for nearly everything here as well but you like, get a degree in something

    You still get a degree in something! It just tends not to occupy as great a percent of your classes as it might elsewhere. Like I majored in physics but it was probably only 30% of my classes.

    that makes me just think that I'd prefer the other 70% to fuck off, then

    or, maybe 50%, to allow for a bit of learning for its own sake, and then spend the rest of the time with, say, a job, to have money to live off of that doesn't come with interest

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    to be clear on vernacular, almost always undergrad degree is synonymous with a bachelor's degree. if you meet someone and they say they graduated college, they probably have a bachelor's degree (in english or history or biology or music or whatever). and then if they pursued further education they might say they have a graduate degree or they've got a phd if they went that far. but in either case, they also have a bachelor's degree (which is the same as an undergrad degree), in some specific topic. and if they say they went to law school or medical school, they too have a bachelor's degree/undergraduate degree.

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  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    You know what, I'm amending this.
    Aioua wrote: »
    everything about medicine in america seems monumentally stupid and designed to be as expensive as possible

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    undergrad is general college. some people will go to a vocational school- learn a very, very specific skill like being a mechanic or a plumber or whatever. but basically everyone who wants a white collar degree- english, creative writing, economics, business, engineering, medicine, law, anything- gets an undergrad degree. they may go straight into the workforce after that or they may pursue a master's degree or pursue medical school or law school or business school

    but a bachelor's degree, 'undergrad', is a tick mark for almost any non-physical career in america

    the idea of general college is nutso to me

    it's bachelors/masters for nearly everything here as well but you like, get a degree in something

    You still get a degree in something! It just tends not to occupy as great a percent of your classes as it might elsewhere. Like I majored in physics but it was probably only 30% of my classes.

    that makes me just think that I'd prefer the other 70% to fuck off, then

    or, maybe 50%, to allow for a bit of learning for its own sake, and then spend the rest of the time with, say, a job, to have money to live off of that doesn't come with interest

    Wellll I double-majored in physics and Russian so I also took a lot of Russian classes.
    and then the remainder were chemistry and some biochemistry because I wanted to go to a more biology-oriented grad school program. The only useless class I took that wasn't for my majors or my grad school goals was intro japanese my senior year, and I enjoyed the shit out of it.
    But yeah it's tough if you're facing economic pressure.

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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    credeiki wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    undergrad is general college. some people will go to a vocational school- learn a very, very specific skill like being a mechanic or a plumber or whatever. but basically everyone who wants a white collar degree- english, creative writing, economics, business, engineering, medicine, law, anything- gets an undergrad degree. they may go straight into the workforce after that or they may pursue a master's degree or pursue medical school or law school or business school

    but a bachelor's degree, 'undergrad', is a tick mark for almost any non-physical career in america

    the idea of general college is nutso to me

    it's bachelors/masters for nearly everything here as well but you like, get a degree in something

    You still get a degree in something! It just tends not to occupy as great a percent of your classes as it might elsewhere. Like I majored in physics but it was probably only 30% of my classes.

    that makes me just think that I'd prefer the other 70% to fuck off, then

    or, maybe 50%, to allow for a bit of learning for its own sake, and then spend the rest of the time with, say, a job, to have money to live off of that doesn't come with interest

    There are a lot of people in the USA who agree with you about that.

    I’m not sure where I come down. I don’t think I would/could have completed my core courses faster, so it was either more classes or more video games. Some of them were dumb, but most were at least somewhat interesting or illuminating

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    to be clear on vernacular, almost always undergrad degree is synonymous with a bachelor's degree. if you meet someone and they say they graduated college, they probably have a bachelor's degree (in english or history or biology or music or whatever). and then if they pursued further education they might say they have a graduate degree or they've got a phd if they went that far. but in either case, they also have a bachelor's degree (which is the same as an undergrad degree), in some specific topic. and if they say they went to law school or medical school, they too have a bachelor's degree/undergraduate degree.

    I would not ask and would not expect to be told

    I would expect something like, I am a nurse, I am a teacher, lektor, engineer, sivilingeniør, etc instead of "I graduated" because er, okay?

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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    to be clear on vernacular, almost always undergrad degree is synonymous with a bachelor's degree. if you meet someone and they say they graduated college, they probably have a bachelor's degree (in english or history or biology or music or whatever). and then if they pursued further education they might say they have a graduate degree or they've got a phd if they went that far. but in either case, they also have a bachelor's degree (which is the same as an undergrad degree), in some specific topic. and if they say they went to law school or medical school, they too have a bachelor's degree/undergraduate degree.

    I would not ask and would not expect to be told

    I would expect something like, I am a nurse, I am a teacher, lektor, engineer, sivilingeniør, etc instead of "I graduated" because er, okay?

    No one who’s not an asshole is going to start dropping their degrees on you, unless it comes up in a conversation like this

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    to be clear on vernacular, almost always undergrad degree is synonymous with a bachelor's degree. if you meet someone and they say they graduated college, they probably have a bachelor's degree (in english or history or biology or music or whatever). and then if they pursued further education they might say they have a graduate degree or they've got a phd if they went that far. but in either case, they also have a bachelor's degree (which is the same as an undergrad degree), in some specific topic. and if they say they went to law school or medical school, they too have a bachelor's degree/undergraduate degree.

    I would not ask and would not expect to be told

    I would expect something like, I am a nurse, I am a teacher, lektor, engineer, sivilingeniør, etc instead of "I graduated" because er, okay?

    i am not saying people introduce themselves as having an engineering degree. people here would identify themselves as engineers before engineer-degree holders. i was just using that device to explain how people achieve schooling- the main point being that lawyers and doctors in america have to attend the same 'type' of university as everyone else who wants to go to college, and then attend med school or law school as well.

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  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    as a degreeholder,

    VishNub
  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    VishNub wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    to be clear on vernacular, almost always undergrad degree is synonymous with a bachelor's degree. if you meet someone and they say they graduated college, they probably have a bachelor's degree (in english or history or biology or music or whatever). and then if they pursued further education they might say they have a graduate degree or they've got a phd if they went that far. but in either case, they also have a bachelor's degree (which is the same as an undergrad degree), in some specific topic. and if they say they went to law school or medical school, they too have a bachelor's degree/undergraduate degree.

    I would not ask and would not expect to be told

    I would expect something like, I am a nurse, I am a teacher, lektor, engineer, sivilingeniør, etc instead of "I graduated" because er, okay?

    No one who’s not an asshole is going to start dropping their degrees on you, unless it comes up in a conversation like this

    I graduated from the school of hard knocks.

    Aka dropping out of art school.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    i wish i had a college degree but paying for and passing 30-40 classes is really fucking hard

  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    someone just said Benton was "only a resident" because he's about to perform emergency surgery

    funny note, they wrote his name on a board and the name above his was 'Wiley', which is his student's real name. I wonder if the other listed names were the actor's names... went by too fast.

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  • GethGeth Legion Perseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    This thread is no longer active, and will be recycled.
    On average, this thread was careening by at warp 1.8

    @Organichu will create the new thread
    @knitdan is backup

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