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Posted: 9/13/2010 9:02:47 PM EDT
Question in title.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:03:33 PM EDT
NONE.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:04:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shadrach:
NONE.



Really.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:04:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:05:57 PM EDT by Miles_Urbanus]
1st post wins. Respect is not earned through sheep skins.

If you are asking which are perceived as the most difficult I would say hard sciences i.e. chemistry, biology, physics , engineering, medicine.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:04:39 PM EDT
______ Engineering would be my guess.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:05:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:09:14 PM EDT by Fearlessleader01]
At my university, Nursing.

Its the toughest degree with the highest chance of professional employment.

ETA: I have alot of respect for the physics, engineering, mathematics and chemistry majors. All are difficult programs.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:07:57 PM EDT
Engineers of course. I put child psychology at the bottom of the list.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:09:54 PM EDT
Engineering, Economics, Medical Research. Which school matters a lot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:10:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:11:06 PM EDT by CATARGADELENDAEST]
Sociology, Journalism, or Communications -take your pick.

Edit:
Nevermind, I misread the question.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:10:32 PM EDT
Political Science
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:10:56 PM EDT
MD, JD.

The accuracy of the public perception is of course highly suspect.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:12:18 PM EDT
Physics, I hope (no, I don't really care)
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:12:18 PM EDT
Sexual Therapy
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:13:24 PM EDT
Math, physics, engineering
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:13:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Soybomb:
MD, JD.

The accuracy of the public perception is of course highly suspect.

Although he didn't specifically say, I'm guessing the OP meant undergraduate degrees. However, I do agree with your post-graduate degree statement.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:13:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:14:29 PM EDT by JonnyVain]
Doctor.

Maybe engineer, but it helps if it's a vague uh, what word am I looking for type, like nuclear or bio.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:13:51 PM EDT
Leisure Studies
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:18:32 PM EDT
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:22:50 PM EDT
Breast inspector degree.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:25:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:26:07 PM EDT
Psychology.



My dad calls that major "pre-unemployment."
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:26:10 PM EDT
Doesn't matter. The real question is whether the individual has a philosophic personality - that is, has a true love of knowing the truth wherever it may lead. These are the people who should be most respected amongst the educated class, and they can come from any degree.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:27:39 PM EDT
who makes the most money? that's the one people respect/want to be.

i went to bla bla bla and got my degree in bla bla bla. great now enjoy your little box, 60 hours a week, and 40k a year salary.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:29:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.


After the end of the year, its going to get harder, because they are incorporating international accounting (I-GAAP) into the exam. I'm pretty screwed because they don't really teach much I-GAAP in college.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:34:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:36:40 PM EDT by Isenhelm]
Originally Posted By slo40:
______ Engineering would be my guess.


Most young engineers think so.

But I would go with any medical PHD.
You get "Dr." before your name and that means something to most people, when they find you are not a medical doctor its drops off a bit.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:34:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.


Only about 20% pass all 4 parts without having to retake at least one.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:52:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.


Only about 20% pass all 4 parts without having to retake at least one.


Only 7ish% pass all 4 at the same time (not months apart).
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:55:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 10:00:26 PM EDT by mcgredo]
Undergrad degrees, from a standpoint of intellectual respect? Probably the hard sciences or math. There's a lot of difficult material to master. The general public might see "respect" differently, ie how much money graduates make.

The hard sciences have had scary-smart people building up a body of knowledge for centuries that has huge depth and breadth. As an undergrad you're not going to learn it all, but you'll probably get a grand tour of your field.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:58:59 PM EDT
Physics
Engineering
Mathematics
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:59:02 PM EDT
Not criminal justice, unless you like working retail management.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:00:29 PM EDT
My brother, a high-level manager,once told me that a resume with a military academy on it always grabs attention.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:01:35 PM EDT
It is not titles that give luster to men, but men that give luster to titles.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:06:48 PM EDT
Womens studies.


Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.


Only about 20% pass all 4 parts without having to retake at least one.


Only 7ish% pass all 4 at the same time (not months apart).


Yep, its hard.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:08:39 PM EDT
My theoretical degree in physics generally gets some respect.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:13:04 PM EDT
I am always surprised at how much people respect history majors.
(I don't give my own degree the credit that many other people give it, except when I'm trying to sell myself)


During my undergrad career, I always had a lot of respect for business majors- because of how they carried and conducted themselves. Of course, my University's School of Business had very high standards. I can't comment on on the academic end...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:15:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 10:26:33 PM EDT by Frost7]
Originally Posted By JAD:
I am always surprised at how much people respect history majors.

The job opportunities they open up usually don't pay jack shit, but there is a lot to be said for someone who understands human nature (and a lot of other important things, for that matter) as well as someone with a good grasp of human history can. History majors are often great in leadership positions for that reason.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:16:11 PM EDT
definitely engineering.

Those guys work their asses off. Physics and the rest of the natural sciences is a close second.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:18:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.
Yeah, that's what I've heard. My dad is a lawyer and my great uncle owns his own accounting firm. Certainly not easy. That said, putting rapists, murders and ruthless Mexican drug dealers behind bars sounds much more appealing than public accounting.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:19:05 PM EDT
Military +10 years of experience and a Degree..... The one's that Demand the most respect you will not know because they are held in the depths of the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, and the Secret Squirrels.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:19:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.
Yeah, that's what I've heard. My dad is a lawyer and my great uncle owns his own accounting firm. Certainly not easy. That said, putting rapists, murders and ruthless Mexican drug dealers behind bars sounds much more appealing than public accounting.



Putting people in jail gets old.


Making money does not. At least I sure as hell am going to try and see if it is so.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:21:31 PM EDT
Engineering. Because it takes a lot of studying and a lot of beer. There is a conflict there which adds immeasureably to the difficulty.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:24:05 PM EDT
Are we talking undergraduate or graduate?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:28:17 PM EDT
As an engineering major, I always gave props to the Veterinary Medicine students - They have a tougher curriculum than pre-med, and tend to be a lot more down-to-earth.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:29:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Engineering. Because it takes a lot of studying and a lot of beer. There is a conflict there which adds immeasureably to the difficulty.

College students always have that conflict. The difference is, some majors are more intense than others in terms of that conflict...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:30:28 PM EDT
Underwater Basket Weaving....followed by an MS in Gender Studies...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:30:29 PM EDT
Well chiropractor, of course.



Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:32:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Engineering. Because it takes a lot of studying and a lot of beer. There is a conflict there which adds immeasureably to the difficulty.


.

Going for my Mech. Engineering degree.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:37:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 10:37:40 PM EDT by Melvinator2k0]

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Originally Posted By tstephens11:
What nobody said accounting?

(accounting major here)

The CPA test scares the mess out of me.

I've heard the CPA exam is much harder than the bar exam.
Yeah, that's what I've heard. My dad is a lawyer and my great uncle owns his own accounting firm. Certainly not easy. That said, putting rapists, murders and ruthless Mexican drug dealers behind bars sounds much more appealing than public accounting.

But you can always get the best of both worlds and become an FBI forensic accountant.

Accounting with guns....mmmm.......

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:18:28 PM EDT
Comme ce, comme ca.

If a person has managed to make it thru an engineering degree, you know that they at least know how to solve problems. Problem is, their social skills may not be worth a hoot and since a lot of businesses deal with people, that might not help.

A lot of people on the outside world look down at non doctorial psychology types, but if you are running a business, you may want them because they know how to get along with people which can be useful for getting customers.

People sneer at English degrees but one thing about those degrees is that it keeps the person remembering that there are other people in the world, that it isn't just about them.

Then there are those degrees which are really quite useful....but unless you are in that degree, most people on the outside look at them as useless. Most people think geography degrees are only about what they learned in high school on that subject, what the states and capitals are or using maps like a road map. But if they knew it was about mapping anything, even the human nervous system, then they might see it differently.

It depends..........................
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(When the Starman is asked what he does. "I make maps."
"Make any money?"––night cook giving him a ride
"No, just maps.", (w,stte), "Starman")
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:25:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Psychology.



My dad calls that major "pre-unemployment."

Unless you're going to stick it out until you receive your PhD, it's pretty worthless. An exception to this is I/O Psychology with which a Master's will make you great money.
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