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I am to the point that I am going to need to declare my minor soon, and, instead of doing the usual finance, acct, econ minors, I was wondering what some of you thought about psych or polsci minor?

These two subjects interest me, but not to the point that I would want a career in either ... I can't see myself asking some depressed person "And, how does that make you feel?" lol or some bs. Or making it up to Congress. So, a minor makes the most sense.

My goals are to get into Man. Consulting. If I could choose the firm/division, it would be Deloitte s&o.

So, my question is, would either psych or polsci be beneficial? I'm actually dual majoring: Finance/ACCT, if that helps. BTW, I like both equally, and I'm not just doing it for the purpose of getting a job, and I just really can't decide, so if one is more helpful for landing a MC job, it's just a bonus.

Any/all advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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Comments (15)

  • OkComputer's picture

    Since when do all Psych and PoliSci majors become Psychologists and Congressmen (respectively)?

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  • SirTradesaLot's picture

    Nobody gives a shit about your minor, unless it's in math or something and even then, it's doubtful.

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  • Dorsk's picture

    RaiderHelp:
    These two subjects interest me, but not to the point that I would want a career in either ...
    BTW, I like both equally, and I'm not just doing it for the purpose of getting a job

    This is what's wrong with our country. People think that college is about having a good time and spending tens of thousands of dollars on something that you're interested in, but have no interest in actually contributing to.

    But anyway, yeah, your minor makes absolutely no difference in recruiting. The fact that you're double majoring with a minor as well does give you a very small bump, but the actual field doesn't matter.

  • RaiderHelp's picture

    Thanks for all of the input guys, I guess I won't stress out about my minor then, and just try to decide which I like more.

    Thanks again!!

  • UFOinsider's picture

    Do both, it's six courses and they're usually pretty interesting overviews of (1) people and (2) the systems they've created to organize themselves. If you're trying to impress a finance employer, go with CS / math. If you find something you really like that's uncommon, it can be a neat conversation point and help with grad school applications if you change course down the road.

    Bottom line though, make sure you get good grades: that's going to count more than the actual program selection.

    Get busy living

  • In reply to UFOinsider
    RaiderHelp's picture

    UFOinsider:
    Do both, it's six courses and they're usually pretty interesting overviews of (1) people and (2) the systems they've created to organize themselves..

    I wish I could do both, but with my dual major, I don't think that it's possible to do without graduating late. And, I don't really want to do that for multiple reasons; finances, time, moving on with my life, ect. And as far as math/cs, I thought about it, but I really don't think that I'd enjoy it and that would show in my GPA.

    Thanks for you input

  • TNA's picture

    Do you go to a top school? Then study whatever. Do you go to a good school, but not a top one? Study something useful.

    I wanted to be a history teacher until I realized being poor blows. Somethings are much better pursued on your own time than paying to learn it.

  • In reply to RaiderHelp
    UFOinsider's picture

    RaiderHelp:
    UFOinsider:
    Do both, it's six courses and they're usually pretty interesting overviews of (1) people and (2) the systems they've created to organize themselves..

    I wish I could do both, but with my dual major, I don't think that it's possible to do without graduating late. And, I don't really want to do that for multiple reasons; finances, time, moving on with my life, ect. And as far as math/cs, I thought about it, but I really don't think that I'd enjoy it and that would show in my GPA.

    Thanks for you input


    If that's the case, go with pysch: very easy A's

    :D

    Get busy living

  • RaiderHelp's picture

    Unfortunately, I don't go to a 'great' school, as far as rankings go. But, it's considered a 'pretty good' public school.

    Lol and I completely agree UFO! And that is a good point.

  • JackDevlin's picture

    As some one who came out of undergrad with a Poli Sci degree, I can atleast attest to making it into a big consulting firm. With an obvious bias, I say go with PS. Governments are organizations and you will be conducting case studies dissecting policies, etc. Subsitute "corp" for "government" and "business practice" for "policy" and you'll find yourself with some transferable knowledge in your first gig.

  • WallStreetPlayboys's picture

    When it comes to minors no one cares. As SirTradesAlot mentioned, unless its a serious major like Math.

    This is a bit of a ramble but to be honest a minor probably HURTS you more than it helps you. Why? Opportunity cost. If you're running a minor in something we don't care about "___ Studies", humanities or other.. you're blocking yourself out of internship opportunities while you're still in school. This is foolish. This applies to consulting as well.

    At the end of the day any real profession is going to be much more interested that you did even say private wealth management than your 100 page thesis on why the world is bad and how we should all become socialists.

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    UFOinsider's picture

    Get busy living