+1mcraepat9 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:21 pmI like your username.mathwhiz wrote: ↑Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:20 pmI remember taking Calculus and Physics in high school and knew there was no possible way I could ever be an engineer. I did well but struggled through both classes and hated them. So a Business major it was for me. I had no problem doing Business Calculus or Statistics because it was applied to tangible real world stuff I had interest in. But doing the applied physics stuff was nothing but frustration. There was no way I could ever do 4 years of that or a life long career. It just wasn't an option. I'm sure 95% of people are like this. They have negative experiences with math or science in high school and run for the hills or they think about the major and take a few intro classes in college and are weeded out by the rigor. Off they go to business or psychology running and screaming. They just don't have the interest and their brain isn't wired for these highly technical jobs. It's why the starting salaries are so high in engineering and so low in English.
Why engineering wouldnt be a real option? At least financially, college credit in engineering curriculum is same cost as any other credit at the same school. If student graduates from MIT with engineering degree, he paid same money as someone who graduated from MIT with English degree. Financially wise, student is gonna have better return on investment with engineering degree oppose to english degree. People do not choose engineering cause its hard work, not everyone will have the work ethic do it. Usually when someone follows passion, its something easier, thats why there is not alot of engineers in first place.