Where are your kids?

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Where are your kids?
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 2:51pm

I was just curious as to where everyone's children are attending school.  What are they majoring in?

My DD is at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Elementary Education.


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Registered: 08-06-2009
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 10:58pm

it is 10 oclock do we know where our kids are? :smileytongue:

love the question... my youngest sent me a text photo of a pepper he had grown... with school going he had not had been pinching out the flowers of what he thought were the buds on spinach he had grown in a window box on his apartment deck. He had eaten the leaves of the pepper plant thinking it was spinach.:smileysurprised:

anyone eat pepper leaves? he made "creamed spinach" or creamed pepper as it turned out... i texted him to check it out since i thought they were not edible

so he was to have a pepper on his spinach!

i saw photos of my oldest at the Texas A&M vs UF game Sat... he looked happy, even if he sirprised me..he grew a beard!

My oldest took us on tours of Florida Atlantic, he really liked their campus and dorms. Both of my two are Gators. Oldest majored in Poly Sci and youngest in zoology.

Did your college students surprise you when they chose their majors?


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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 11:06am

DS has been writing since he was a young elementary school student, so the English major (creative writing emphasis) was no surprise.  He went off to college intending to double major in Spanish and English, but he doesn't seem to enjoy Spanish as much as he thought he would.  Last year we went to Scotland for vacation, and he thought it would be great to restore ancient buildings.  The following semester he took his first Anthropology course and fell madly in love with the subject.  So he switched his second major to Anthropology. 

I think he'd be AMAZING at historic preservation or archeology, so I'm happy he's chosen this. 

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 11:21am

DS always loved art class in preschool, grade, middle and high school. He also loved art camps, so I guess I'm not surprised he wanted to major in it - but back in HS he'd talked chemistry or 'something medical' so deciding to be a K-12 art teacher was a bit of a surprise, but it would suit him well. Now if only he'll be able to get a job... (I also had to decide if I wanted to do physics or art; got into great Us for both; chose physics - maybe he'll have a lower key life!)

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 1:48pm

Dd22 graduated from a small liberal arts college in IL with her BS in bio and is now working as a biochemist at a local lab. Dd19 is in her senior year at Indiana U, Bloomington. She is majoring in Eng and PoliSci with a concentration (minor) in creative writing.

Dd22 didn't surprise us at all. I guess I should have known when, at age 9, she attended her brother's birth and was the first to touch his head as he came out. :smileywink:  She started out with a lot of additional majors, though, which probably contributed to her finishing in five years. She had an art schoalarship which required her to be a major (the whole thing was kind of silly because she actually had a full tuition scholarship anyway and we couldn't use the art scholarship for room and board, but I think it was pride for her - she liked being known as a good artist and was the outstanding artist at her HS senior year... guess that's cooler than science!). She was also initially majoring in French (she loves languages), Chemistry and maybe something else. She's got a zillion credits, but I'm just happy they finally turned into ONE degree!

Dd19 also didn't surprise us at all. She was chosen as the district representative all three years of middle school to go to our state "Young Authors" festival. By 8th grade some kids just stopped participating because dd would turn in novels instead of stories!  Add to that the fact that she would cry as soon as she sat down at the kitchen table to work on her math homework (only very slight exxageration here) and yeah, we knew liberal arts were her future! We did wonder if she'd do at least a minor in music or vocal performance but I'm glad she didn't.

For ds12 and ds10 it's very early, but I'm thinking probably engineering at U of Illinois. If only our in-state tuition were better!


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Registered: 08-08-2005
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 5:01pm

Film school, USC. Major: screenwriting

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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 10:09pm

DD is at Northern Kentucky University, biology (pre-veterinary) major